February 24, 2016
Preparing the paperwork for filing my 2015 taxes is one of my least favorite ways to spend my time. The only way I can tolerate the task is to intersperse short projects that are generally at the bottom of my priority list, but will make my life more efficient and make my home office environment feel like a personal space that reflects my current stream of curiosity.
Self-portrait shot with my Rolleicord – Photograph on the cover of the 1976 Photography Journal
Monday’s short project was to move my completed journals and sketchbooks from my downstairs studio into my upstairs office, replacing a collection of books (both my daughter’s and mine) that had collected years of dust. I can never resist opening one or two of my old photography journals. I opened one from 1976. What I wrote then, I could have written today (except that now I know how to spell Canon). Apparently I have made little to no progress since 1976. That, of course, is not true, it only appears to be true because the quest is the same now as it was then. I imagine myself writing the same words again when I am ninety-six.
And apparently I have always been fascinated with sidewalks and moving body parts.
I’m okay with some things never changing.