Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.--Ernest Benn

Friday, November 16, 2012

Morning (an Hour Ago)

On one cup of joe. What makes an ordinary morning worth photographing? No morning is ordinary. Every one of them is extraordinary. Especially at my age.

My high school alumni bulletin arrived yesterday and included the news that one of my very small class had passed on. (I'll call him 'Rob'.) Rob was a good sort. Not an athlete, so not of my circle. So maybe I feel closer to him now than ever before. But he was a high-attainer and industrious in his chosen and worthy field. Of great service to his school and community. My hope is that he passed quickly and painlessly, in his sleep perhaps.

For me? Why do I feel impelled to photograph? Maybe because any one of trips down those 84 steps to the beach and back might prove to be my last. And I want to enjoy it forever.


  1. Great pictures!

    Why do I feel impelled to photograph?

    I feel the same way about every trip down to the coast I make and get ticked off when something goes bad. On those trips I worry about not being able to return anytime soon. As the kids got older and developed their own social life I thought I would be able to make more day trips but that is simply not the case. More and more things seen to get in the way.

  2. Oh yeah, I guess you can figure Vern dude from Facebook really ticked me off so don't pay any attention about what I wrote in response to his rants.

  3. The first and last photos are my faves.

    1. She'll be comin round the corner when she comes.......

  4. “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
    ― Eudora Welty

    Keep going down and up those stairs, Doc.