Friday, January 09, 2009

I wish I may, I wish I might.

Happy Friday, people! I am up to my ears in photos to process but my plan is to write a longer post this weekend to tell you about my visit to the
Whitney Museum in New York yesterday - I went to see the William Eggleston exhibit. I love the Whitney. It is a wonderful museum on beautiful Madison Avenue that is much smaller than it's famous, larger and equally inspiring neighbors on Fifth Avenue - the Met and the
Guggenheim (my personal favorite in Manhattan).

Slightly switching gears, here is an image of candles lit at Notre Dame in Paris. I point out that they are at Notre Dame but they really could be anywhere. People light them for so many different reasons. There were so many people that day - they stood and lit a candle, mumbled a prayer, admired the church, laughed about something with their friends, stood mouth agape staring up at the arches, pushed their way past the hundreds of tourists trying to do the same. I am that annoying person standing in front of you at a tourist sight. I am that person who tends to stop along the way and get knocked over by the other zealous (and impatient) people who just want to get in and get out. I'm staring up at the stained glass windows, admiring the woodwork, noticing every crack in every statue of every saint. I usually make my way to a corner so that I can find some quiet. It sounds ironic that you have to look for quiet in a church but on this particular day not even the priest giving the mass could get the people to just be quiet (and respectful).

I like that if I look at this photo I can imagine that the place was silent. I can imagine that I am the only one there watching the fire dance on the tip of these tea lights. I can imagine that all of those wishes are mine and that I can actually believe that they will all come true.

I wish I may, I wish I might.

Here is a great tutorial on how to capture fire.

Today's soundtrack:
Grateful Dead - Box of Rain
I searched and searched for a better video on You Tube of this amazing song but the most popular (and likely the best) one was taken down due to copyright infringement. So...I leave you with this one...

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