photography

Since I’m inarticulate, I express myself with images.
—Helen Levitt

Nah. Just lazy. In Orbetello. Photo: a © signature mmm production

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Storygathering

I’ve never felt like writers who invent stories must be feeling. It was always impossible for me to imagine being somebody else.

The latest reap of what they sowed. Some of them were recommended by you, kind bloggers, and some other people far away. 

Once I got this advice from an experienced writer whom I met in Denmark but was Irish: “Write the things you wish to tell the people around you.”

I looked at him while whispering on the inside: “But I tell them all the time. Aloud. Instead.”

I guess I’ve liked being me too much. I like my beliefs, what I stand for, my preferences, my taste.

I like my patterns, there is nothing in my past (and barely anything in my present) that I’d like to change.

Once I took part as a test bunny in a seminar for healers, and they asked me to state one thing about myself that I’d like to change.

That made me a bit angry. Why everybody supposes that we would like to change? Advertisers, sellers, fellow beings, therapists.

Except dogs. They are pretty sure in their unsupposing.

So I said: “Maybe we could work on my anger.”

Then came the past lives talk. Designing my own death in a Stefanel-inspired skirt with my neck on the chopping block in a forested area in Highlander times was fun.

But I’m not a writer. So it must have really happened. 😀

It’s true though: the only stories I gather are my own.

Luckily at least one is happening at all times.

Now – photography, on the other hand…

≈ Manja Maksimovič ≈

Photo: a © signature mmm production

If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph. 

—Author unknown

Photo: MM

To end this mini quote series, the first photo quote I’ve ever felt to the bones (well, the very first might have been about the best zoom lens being your legs by Ernst Haas). I always wish to find the author of uncredited quotes but here I’ve given up. This will always be the main reason why I take photographs: to capture a moment before it’s gone. Thank you again to Cosme from bCL Photography for thinking of nominating me and for all kind words.