“Ice contains no future, just the past, sealed away.
As if alive, everything in the world is sealed up inside, clear and distinct.
Ice can preserve all kinds of things that way - cleanly, clearly.
That's the essence of ice, the role it plays.”
― Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Live in color,
There was a brilliant TV commercial years ago. A camera zooms in on a single egg. A composed yet somber voice says, “This is your brain” The camera then pans to a hot skillet sitting on a lit stove. The egg is cracked on the rim of the pan, opened and dropped in. The egg sizzles, spits and spatters. The camera focuses on the fried, burnt remains of the egg. The voice returns, “This is your brain on drugs.”
It was a quite affective visual.
How’s your brain doing these days? Sizzling?
As autumn takes hold here in Vermont, light and color fade. For a photographer that’s like saying goodbye to your best good-time buddies from summer.
This morning instead of being greeted by cool, wafting breezes and soft autumnal forest hues, I was met by ice — hard, brittle, unforgiving, linear, patterns.
I was confronted by the brawny voice of nature. The natural world holds both male and female sides but, I respond to the smooth and silky, feminine voice. The gentle curvy lines, the soft contemplative tones, that speak to the right side of my brain. But this morning, a different landscape appeared before me.
I saw chaos and confusion. Where did my soft, quiet place go?
This is my brain on 2020.
Live in color,
An image alone sometimes feels insufficient, that’s where Musings come in. A space where words and images come together to tell the story.
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