September Week 2

Given my very limited time this past week for photography I had to take my own challenge.  Pick a spot and pretty much create images there.  So a parking lot with its the gardened edges became my creative play ground.  It turned out to be full of cars and color.

I eyed a finely polished black BMW.  I wasn’t actually admiring it, just the reflections in it and the distortions it cased as the metal wrapped its curves.

Thanks to the owner it was spittin’ clean.

The low light of the morning was hitting the tail light of a small red car next to it (also nicely washed!).  The tail light and a piece of the blue sky above reflected in the black BMW made a very patriotic presentation – red, white and blue!  And you would have thought that I would have headed directly to the flower beds.

There is so much around us that we often just don’t “see.”

Friday Kara Kennedy, 51 year old daughter of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, died.  She has said, “What mattered to my father was not the scale of an accomplishment, but that we did our share to make the world a better place.  That we learned we were part of something larger than ourselves.”

I hope that my work with herchurch in seeking to help change the theological and life paradigm from domination to partnership systems and structures, our simple acts like cooking and serving a meal at the SF Friendship Banquet for person with HIV, and presenting a few images each week help make the world a better place .

May the images help connect you to the earth, peoples in distant lands, and creative energies.  Seeing with our heart and soul can lead us in many directions.  Moving to the side of the parking lot leaves were being back lit which caused their steams to shadow through them.  The shadow with its soft curve and the leaf veins with their straight lines created a dissonant composition in green.

These two images are offered as a thanksgiving for the life of Kara Kennedy and her life lessons learned and enacted!  May we each continue to find ways to do our share to make the world a better place!

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