Life is blurry

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“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” ~ Ansel Adams

I have always been intrigued by the desire in photographers for producing razor-sharp images. I mean, why should every tree, every cloud, every cat whisker be defined clearly and sharply. In real life, when I look at a cat I don’t admire each and every individual hair on its body. Or admire the clarity of its eyes. Or when I look at a tree, I don’t see how sharply delineated its leaves are. I just enter the presence of its being. When I take a photograph, it’s because the beauty before me has touched me somehow and I would like to capture it forever. Continue reading

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All night rain falls

All night rain falls

in the hills
an owl calls out for a mate
all night rain falls

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sleep sprites unreel
dream movies on closed eyelids
all night rain falls

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I wake from this dream
into a dream more real
all night rain falls

the moon is an orange
the sound of rain a warning

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