Thursday, July 19, 2012
photo friday: brown
Me and brown, we go way back.
There's my hair, of course, but it's more than that. Brown is softer and more accessible than black. There is something slightly invisible about it, something quiet and ever-present. Mousey. Humble. Brown says, Relax, you're in this for the long haul. Kick off your shoes. Get dirty.
When I was a high school camp counselor for sixth grade outdoor school, I had to pick one "resource" to teach. The choice was between animals, water, plants, and soil. I planned to pick the plant resource, as I already knew a lot about them. But after we toured the different resource sites I surprised myself by choosing soil. Nobody chooses soil, that's the resource you get assigned to when all the others are full. But I wanted soil—it was so overlooked, uncared for, unglamorous. And yet so important. That's me and brown in a nutshell.
We will be gone for two weeks in Cape Cod, and our rental home does not have internet (and I am not taking a laptop with me). So Photo Friday will be on hiatus until August 10th. Uncle Mark suggested the idea of shooting contrasts for Photo Friday, and I think that's a lovely idea. So for August 10th, how about contrasts: old and new. Don't be surprised if I take the opportunity to do some diptychs.
And, finally, don't be offended if I don't comment on your Photo Friday posts. I will be on my way to the Cape!