Photos on the journey #431

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OLD, RUSTY BUT ORDERLY

Well two out of three ain’t bad. I have been in other photographers studios that look like a doctor could perform surgery.  When someone comes into mind they more oft’  say, “oh, so your about to have a garage sale?”  I try to get my ducks in a row, but I end up with a bunch of ugly ducklings rebelling into a riot.

I am attempting to bring order to my chaos, but it is so hard to break old patterns and habits. I have once again been reading  “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. This is a MUST read for anyone in the creative arts. It is so filled with meaningful advise, if I could just apply a little of it; apply, rinse, repeat!!!!….especially the part about order:

“A PROFESSIONAL SEEKS ORDER When I lived in the back of my Chevy van, I had to dig my typewriter out from beneath layers of tire tools, dirty laundry, and moldering paperbacks. My truck was a nest, a hive, a hellhole on wheels whose sleeping surface I had to clear each night just to carve out a foxhole to snooze in. The professional cannot live like that. He is on a mission. He will not tolerate disorder. He eliminates chaos from his world in order to banish it from his mind. He wants the carpet vacuumed and the threshold swept, so the Muse may enter and not soil her gown.”

Pressfield, Steven (2011-11-11). The War of Art

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Photos on the journey #381

BOXERS OR BRIEFS ???

Such a personal question, yet there the answer lay in public site for all to see.

Occasionally on our walks at home, the smell of laundry being done causes us to acknowledge its presence. Most often that is the aroma of a chemical induced electric dryer smell. This was different. From a sidewalk away, the reminder of a time past wafted into our hearts.

Such order, such cleanliness, so “green”. I imaged a kindly nana, showing her nina the structure and complexity of the seemingly simple task of hanging clothes. A drift to the backyard of childhood, when secrets were not kept, order was shown, the laundry smelled true.

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