I began about a year ago taking pictures of mushrooms at the Calvert Road Disc Golf Park in College Park, MD. It reignited my love for photography (even though I am just a pleb who is using a phone haha). I started to take pictures of anything that just struck me as odd, interesting, or beautiful. I was then struck one night by the beauty of "regular, everyday" moments that I experience in my house, as, I think, we all do. I have found my first two years here in Maryland to be very difficult, especially since I have started school last semester. As I have struggled to find new friends (though not anymore!) and new haunts, I have taken particular solace in these little moments at home. An everyday practice for me is being aware and intentional, and I am finding more of these moments as I continue my practice of awareness and intention. These are some of the pictures I have taken and they are not edited in anyway (I need to work on the exposure when I am outside, have a hard time seeing the screen...). I am hoping that over the next 3.5 years the changes in my comfort here, and perhaps some change of view, are chronicled in this photo documentary.
“One should use common words
to say uncommon things.”
- Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosopher
“One day I will find the right words,
and they will be simple.”
- Jack Kerouac, Novelist
(from The Dharma Bums)
“Any intelligent fool can make things
bigger, more complex, and more
violent. It takes a touch of genius--
and a lot of courage to move in the
- Ernst F. Schumacher, Economist
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This is a place for the dumping of my thoughts, an electric pensieve if you will. If there is something you would like me to discuss or post in my next blog, comment and I'll get to it as soon as I can. Hope you enjoy the drippings of my mind.