Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Anywhere But Here

Oh yes...another rainy, dreary, gray day in New York City. You know I love New York but on a day like today I would settle for anywhere but here.

I'm daydreaming a lot lately. I should be working but instead my mind wanders to a million different places that I would rather be. And, to fuel my procrastination I visit the archives of images from vacations past. I go through photos that for one reason or another I didn't really pay much attention to the first time around.

This morning I spent a good chunk of time in the set of images that I took on our trip through Italy last March. My first thought was "wow! That trip was really 9 months ago?!" After I got over the shock of how quickly this year has gone, I took a look at this image and let out a long sigh. How did I possibly ignore it? I love its simplicity. It's not a typical image that you would conjure if you were to think of Italy but it comforts me. And in black and white it is so melancholy.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Where are you taking yourself today?


Today's Soundtrack:
Cat Stevens - If you want to sing out
Cat Stevens reminds me of my childhood. My dad listened to him all the time and whenever I hear his songs I think of this old couch that we had in our first house with brown carpet. My parents hung plants from the ceiling with those 1970s burlap plant hangers. This song appears in a T-Mobile ad now.


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