Enter 2012. January 1, 2012Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death, Politics and Society.
Tags: 2012, B&W photography, Happy Holidays
Well I totally blew off blogging through the Holidays. My ‘puterbox was relegated to a deep-freeze room to make way for food and guests, and I really couldn’t sit out there with a coat and hat and gloves and think cogent thoughts, much less type.
So, to make up for lost time, Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy New Year, etc., etc., etc. Please excuse my unbridled enthusiasm – the overtly commercialized nature of this time of year has left me somewhat (!) cynical.
Still, I’m grateful to report that my older daughter is doing well on the West Coast, my younger daughter is doing smashingly in Boston, and I’m newly among The Unemployed.
That latter bit of info manifests as a double-edged sword. I’ll have paltry dollars to deal with life’s exigencies, but plenty of time to follow my Muses. Let’s hope that results in a Great Leap Forward on the artistic front, though at this point I’m depending on Mother to provide me with some semblance of winter to replace Ugly Season with the purity of newly fallen snow.
Meanwhile, here are a couple of the details I’ve pried loose from the desolate brown landscape we’ve thus far called “winter” hereabouts.
Rocks, Rivers and Ice:
That’s a shot of melting ice along Pelham Brook in Rowe, MA.
And here’s another:
I especially like the distribution of weight in the second one. The light balances the dark in a very comfortable way.
So Here’s to the New Year, fraught as it is with potential and peril, obstacles and opportunities. We Old Farts have seen a lot of this before, and many of us remember what it took to set our Ship of State on a more proper course in the late 60s, and I dare say we’ll do it again, and with a vengeance. I mean, it’s not OUR futures we’re standing up for, as our futures are largely behind us. But coupled with our desire to secure a better future for our kids is an acknowledgement that with every passing day we have less to lose and more to gain from pursuing truth and beauty and justice.
2012 is another chance to make a difference, and I intend to try to do exactly that.
Please say you’ll join me.