"Pay attention to the world." -- Susan Sontag

We Tell Ourselves Stories

I don’t usually do this, but what can it hurt? Six resolutions for 2017:

  1. Return to blogging (after an epic hiatus).
  2. Begin learning Adobe Photoshop and learn more about Adobe Lightroom.
  3. Take more pictures, use what you learned in (2) and tell people about it.
  4. Explore more vegetarian and vegan recipes and foods.
  5. Engage more on social media and share what you know; in other words: connect.
  6. Question everything and ask your questions out loud.

One down, five to go….

From The White Album by Joan Didion:

We tell ourselves stories in order to live…. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of the multiple choices. We live entirely … by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the “ideas” with which we have learned to freeze the shifting phantasmagoria which is our actual existence.

Or at least we do for a while….

Here’s to a time of greater focus and clarity, and with it: simplicity.

Happy New Year!

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