Monday, May 21, 2007

make it meaningful

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend or a meaningful day.

Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

Friday, May 11, 2007

happy birthday kindred spirit

i wonder if i'd met you then, would we become the best of friends.

we'd help each other with our assignments and when class got boring i'd pass you a note asking how you were doing. you'd tell me,with fascination in your eyes, of the dreams you had last night. and when lunch would come around, your big appetite would ask me for some of my doritos,of course i didn't mind sharing and you'd offer me some of your mom's delicious cookies. when the bell would ring and school would let out we'd agree to meet up after we finished our homework. we'd round up two teams and play kickball and when the sun would set i'd suggest playing barbies and this would be the time you'd hop on your bike and say see you later.

"When I grow up I want to be a doctor." I'd be so excited because I want to be a nurse, "maybe we will work at the same hospital together!!" and finally, one things for sure, i'd find you playing with the neighbors kitty and look through my camera's viewfinder and find you, say "smile, say, cheese" and you'd look so pretty.

i wonder if I'd met you then, would be we become the best of friends.

happy birthday to my kindred spirit.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

to shout against loss and change and motion

I'm almost done reading "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" and it's such a lovely book. One of the main characters, David is a photographer and I wanted to quote this part of the novel regarding photography,
"David's desire to fix the world in place. You couldn't blame him, no, you couldn't fault him for wanting to go deeper into every fleeting moment, to study its mystery, to shout against loss and change and motion."
I can relate to this. I also love photography for its power to conjure up so many stories and emotions from past memories. I especially love taking candid photographs of my friends and family.

"Photography is all about secrets....The secrets we all have and will never tell."
- Kim Edwards