it’s saturday morning and i’m at work… now it used to be that this was pretty normal… but not anymore… i do the monday to friday 8-4 thing… after 20 years of shift work i made it to normal LOL
but there is much OT to be had and coach & i need the money so here i am… at too-freakin-early o’clock working hard on a saturday morning… poor me… i have to stay here all the way til noon! sheesh ha
last night coach & i went to watch a playoff game… it was cedar park v hays… cedar park crushed them… we left at the bottom of the 3rd and the score was like 42-0… crazy… cedar park is going to be a team to reckon with through out the playoffs… and lake travis too
spoke to a new friend last night… his brother is very sick… he has something called Friedreich’s ataxia… very sad.. he’s very young.. maybe 30… in a chair, difficulty with speech, heart problems… but his biggest disability is fear… he is afraid to live.. he is afraid to do anything because something might happens… an attack… my new friend is angry and hurt and feels helpless… he can see that his brother needs to live… the brother has been ill since he was 7… diagnosed around 17 years old… and rapidly progressed in the disease… the parents are riddled with guilt and coddle him.. they do everything for him… my new friend tries to make the brother do things for himself and that pisses everyone else off… i felt so bad for him… his brother is so angry and so dependent and so afraid that he is living in this cocoon of disability… no quality of life at all… and his mind? incredible..the brother is beyond intelligent.. and very frustrated… his mind works but his body is compromised…
in the meantime, jan & i have been doing photo games… we take turns picking a subject and we each then submit photos on a specified day… it’s fun… and it’s getting me back to looking at things around me in that different way… last week i picked… i’m not really all that clever when it comes to picking subject matter… so i picked “kitchen” and added “monochrome” to it… now, don’t ask me why i picked the kitchen because mine is pretty much always a wreck LOL but here is what i came up with:
i know.. it’s not monochrome…but it turned out way more interesting that i thought it would….
here is my monochrome submission:
when i was shooting for money, and shooting all the time… well, monochrome and black & white were my favorites…. i just love it… and high contrast, with some dirty gritty grain in there too…
go check out jan’s shots… she’s much better than i…
have a great saturday y’all!