Monday, January 23, 2012

Curious Photos

Evelyn: Well, we are back on track for a short time. I have lots of work to do. Pito showed up with a USB filled with more pictures from Monica & Michael's travels. That means I am picking her pictures for her, but rest assured that I am avoiding looking at my pic that I have already selected (what, like a month ago?) and thinking "like Monica" as best I can. She went wild with regards to even or odd pictures, and so I have cropping and deciding to do among the images... this was the last day we had together before she left for Orlando and eventually Mexico.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Stand Tall

Evelyn: I spent the greater part of my day tied into a deposition in Orlando. It was exhausting, and stressful, and in some ways felt to me like another mark of disrespect. Taking a break to grab a sweater and a piece of cheese to help adjust the fatigue I was feeling, I was taken by the morning sunlight between the moving branches. I was a small serene moment to help me regain my sense of balance, and bring myself out of all the feelings and thoughts that were prone to stomping through my mind throughout the experience.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Simple Pleasures

Evelyn: Sometimes, after a long night dancing, "the famish" sets in and requires an omelet to satisfy it. I enjoy the occasional social, late night meal, filled with chatter, exhausted sighs, and a pancake.

Friday, January 13, 2012

A little sound...

Neither Monica nor I seemed to have a picture for the 13th... this one showed up in my "14th" bucket - however I know the Goodman Ballroom had a live band on the 13th so I plugged it in. Now to see if my 14th image is accurate...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Kiss

Evelyn: Yet another night at Ybor. Tonight's showing was on a wrinkled curtain, and I was fascinated by how the images shifted and warped against it. I love the way old love scenes have this long, tremendous, tightly-held kiss; one in which the woman is wrapped in an embrace that almost takes the observers breath away (my breath away), their faces pressed firmly, eyes closed. Such an intimate moment - and sometimes I wish I was the character, taken in by a kiss wraped around every ounce of my being... just for a moment.

Monica's picture was missing on this day... she might have something hidden on her iTouch, but we will just have to be forgiving, as I expect she may have been tightly held in a kiss when picking up Michael in Boston.

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Evelyn: I was so thrilled to find Monica's pictures of Sativa - and little Lentil. Sativa is a soul-sister, a tremendously loyal and gentle soul. As she awaits a miracle, all of us with bated breath, are determined to push out the energy that we hope keeps her and Lentil safe on this journey. NOTE: I got to hear the story of Lentil. Sophie is beyond excited that she will be a big sister. Along the way, when she first found she would be having a sibling she asked about how big the baby was. Sativa's first measure was "about the size of a Lentil" - that seems to have stuck.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Heading Out

Evelyn: I have to comment. I love my dance sneakers. I had been dancing night after night since my return, and flipping off my shoes late after Ybor, I couldn't help to appreciate how much they are being worn, the scuffs and battle wounds of a busy dance-floor beating... and the joyful tassles that are my laces.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Objects in the Mirror...

Here we go. Monica has hit the road, and I am settling in back home after 10 days with family. Finding new topics to photograph feels challenging for me... and with different cameras in tow, we both have been wondering what to do with our images. I thought, maybe... just maybe... we would make this a playful year. I can't promise a lot of writing. In fact, the words might show up after the fact... but I expect the pictures to keep appearing...

Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012

Happy New Year! Every year I start with a new Buddha (several of which are strewn about my space, catching my eye at different times). Monica sent me this one weeks ago, and when I began to open the box and saw a bald little head, I quickly closed the box back up. I decided I needed to wait until the first of the year to uncover him and place him where he will be a gentle reminder to keep my life joyful, full of breath, gratitude, and abundance. He was one of the first things I brought into my space today.

As Monica makes her way - starting a new year with some travel and a new job - and likely without access to internet for days at a time, we have contemplated what to do with our site. I know we have both found it a challenge - two whole years. I have already started my year off with pictures, unsure of how things might work. Monica recently got a new camera and iTouch (to her enjoyment - she is playing with Instagram) and our two pictures likely will not fit as they have without toying around with sizes, crops, etc. So, let me say - we plan on keeping it up, without knowing the  specifics just yet. I am not sure if at times it will be a solitary journey... but it will be something between us both.