Wednesday, January 28, 2015

From a million (5?) years ago. All the small details of a space long in the past.

Tonight I made a new Constellation. It feels good to flex those parts of my brain. To simply arrange photographs in the way that they make sense. To put things together. It always pleases me to use a combination of old and new imagery. I like to think about my younger self, taking these photographs, not really knowing where they'll end up. (Even in some cases, my self from last week.) It definitely makes me appreciate all the tiny little photographs I take.

I've also been re-reading my favorite book series from high school: the Jessica Darling books by Megan McCafferty. The last two in the series chronicle her post-grad life, which is obviously a lot more applicable to me now than it was back then... It's funny to read something that I had read so many times so many years ago. There's actually a reference to The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks! Which is one of the books I quoted and read for my thesis. I hadn't made this connection until now.

Now my eyes are getting a little (a lot) heavy, and Steele is already in bed. I haven't been writing here enough. I think I got psyched out my own blog. You know, anxious about putting something great up each time. But I look back at my archives and the stuff I'm always the most grateful for is totally normal. It reminds me: I do this for me. I hope that you (yes, you) get something out of it too, but at the end of the day, it is what it is. A personal archive.

Night, all.

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