Monday, July 26, 2010


Renewing the passport and other administrative tasks:

Today is another scorcher outside, so I've been clearing up the piles of paperwork on my desk. One item was the renewal of my passport. It doesn't expire until Feb. 2011, but I won't be traveling internationally before then, so this is a good time to send it off. Never has getting a photo EXACTLY the right size been so difficult. 2"x2" overall size, with the distance from the tip of my chin to the top of my head (including hair) to be not less than 1" and not more than 1 3/8". I think I finally got one to be close enough.

A year ago today I was on my way to Maui for a week. I was avoiding spending my birthday at home, alone. It was a beautiful and exciting distraction, but this year I am staying home and taking in some local events - laser show and a baseball game for instance. It's just a date, right? 

"Waiter!! Another martini, please."

Sunday, July 25, 2010

left behind

As I lay in bed the other night, I realized that:

No one will mourn when I die... not the way someone who has lost their other half mourns.
No one will touch my pillow and miss seeing my face there.
No one will gently touch the clothes left in my closet and bring them to their face, trying to remember my scent.
No one will feel the emptiness in the house, every minute of every day.
No one.

But that is okay... because I wouldn't wish these feelings on anyone.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Let's Go!

I have just spent most of two days creating a photo book of my 2009 photographs. I knew I had done a lot of traveling last year, but seeing the the pictures from each trip in one place is amazing. It seems as though I was always taking photos and always going somewhere. I'm not sure where I found the stamina but the memories are worth it. This year has been a quiet contrast; I had planned it this way but I think I need a few more journeys to round out the year.

Which reminds me, I have to renew my passport!