I've been without internet service the past few days. The lost link caused me to slow from my usual ten-different-directions-at-once mode and return to a more contemplative zone. I realized how much I love the early morning hours for perching outside on the back porch with a cup of tea, watching the sun's rays tickle the underbellies of clouds with pink and orange highlights.
I'll confess I've often pushed aside reflective intervals in the last few years to chase down an imagined scene in a far off location when there is jaw-dropping beauty in my own backyard, in my own silent sitting. Though I cursed my Internet Service Provider for tripping up my routine and scheduled posts, I'm now grateful for the insights gained from thinking and doing nothing save for gazing at the dawn. I am re-incorporating this time for seeing beyond photography and the written word into my daily routine to ground and tether my inner reality as the swirl of social media, writing deadlines, and the ever-present learning of gear, software, and marketing strategies wind me past distraction.
I also bought a new camera - Canon 6D, which will take some time to master as the dials, user interface, and settings are different enough to make me have to stop and think and re-check. I am looking forward to new ways of playing!
So now my photography and writing enter a new era, an amalgam of past daily connections to self, BSM (Before Social Media) and a commitment to writing and photographic excellence.
See you in the mix!
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