Saturday, January 04, 2014

A Celebration

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These four photographs were happy mistakes - a lens set incorrectly, pressed for time, rapidly pressing the shutter, quick clicks facing a midwestern winter sunset with two beloved people in the frame. 

That same day, as I sorted through these photographs, I read this poem posted on Odessa's blog and smiled because I know it as truth, for me and for them:

You came one day and
as usual in such matters 
significance filled everything -
your eyes, the things you
knew, the way you turned, 
leaned, stood, or sat,
this way or that: when
you left, the area around here rose
a tilted tide, and everything that 
offers desolation drained away.

-A.R. Ammons

Sometimes things just work, just like these two in the photographs. Just like that poem. Just like the sunset fading out into velvet dark. 

Welcome friend, you are loved. 

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2 comments:

Krizia said...

Awesome pictures.

x Krizia

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Odessa said...

So beautiful, Elizabeth! And the photos just evoke warm, happy feelings.

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