Thirty Days of Photographs

I haven’t felt like posting lately.

Some of you have wondered why.

Nothing’s wrong. No, my life isn’t perfect—life never is. I feel blue some days, and I’m often extremely tired because I stay up way too late, get up way too early and sleep fitfully in between.

But I also feel pretty good fairly often, even invigorated. I catch myself singing. One afternoon, a few of my coworkers laughed at me because I was humming and snapping my fingers in the hallway, lost in my imagination, oblivious to what was going on around me. Unusually peppy behavior for me, I admit, and perhaps I could write about it. It’s just that right now I feel more private. And I can’t adequately express some of my thoughts, feelings and experiences on a blog with words.

Pictures, maybe.

Which is why I was excited to hear about a new meme that’s making its way around the Internet.  I don’t know what “meme” means—I truly don’t, and I’m too lazy to look it up. But the way I understand it, for the next 30 days in a row I’m supposed to post a photograph that expresses the theme for the day. Although I’m not much good at photography, I enjoy it a lot, always have, and have resorted to it in the past in lieu of writing, as some of you may recall. The meme is called Thirty Days of Photographs.

Doesn’t get much simpler than that, does it?

I’m going to start my Thirty Days of Photographs on Monday, tomorrow, with a photo of a member of my family. I considered using a shot of my Uncle Earl, but he said he was really drunk when the cops threw him in jail and that he didn’t have time to shave or comb his hair when they took his picture. So out of respect for his vanity and the new friends he’s making at the Graybar Hotel, I’ll keep that photo to myself.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this artistic exercise. I will, and maybe it’ll get me in the habit of posting again. Here’s the list of themes I’ll be working with for the next 30 days:

Day 1: A member of my family
Day 2: A favorite object
Day 3: My addiction
Day 4: My hobby
Day 5: Evil
Day 6: Green
Day 7: Happiness
Day 8: Music
Day 9: Death
Day 10: Desire
Day 11: Monday
Day 12: Light
Day 13: Pain
Day 14: A winter picture
Day 15: Love
Day 16: Old
Day 17: A moment
Day 18: Tears
Day 19: Black
Day 20: Different
Day 21: When I was young
Day 22: Self portrait
Day 23: A summer picture
Day 24: Wet
Day 25: Dinner
Day 26: Chocolate
Day 27: Two, a pair
Day 28: Weather
Day 29: Night
Day 30: God

I hope to see you around, and thanks to those friends who’ve been thinking of me in my absence.


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