Life Goes On
Somehow, the joy of blogging has left the building. Not that the crisis and loss of life in London is somehow different or more tragic than the same kind of carnage that happens in a dozen places across the planet every day now. Maybe it is that we share a language and a history that makes an attack on England perhaps a bit more sickening than when the same senseless hatred happens to a culture with which we have less in common. But life goes on. And if we are frozen in fear and helplessness by this kind of cowardly act, then the perpetrators have the victory.
No pictures to post today (other than the Flickr link below.) However, I do recommend that you stop by Jonathan Kingston's site and check out some of his images. Among all his worldmap dots, there's one on tiny little Floyd. You might want to see at least that gallery. But don't stop there. This young man has been in a wider world than most twice his age, and he knows his way around a lens. Check out some of his mountain climbing and underwater photography as well.
Back in March and April, I had the opportunity to talk a good bit with Jonathan about his Floyd photographic project. I learned a lot of photography by osmosis in the process and look forward to crossing paths with him over the coming years, if and when he returns to his family home in southwest Virginia.
(Here's a picture of him taking a sunset shot on the Buffalo. Funny. He looks like he weighs 300 pounds, but it was the fierce wind filling his jacket that gives him a portly look. This one's a bit more flattering.)