Sunday, November 5, 2017

Me in Twelve Pictures

Can a series of images provide a working avatar for a human life? Could I distill myself like an herb into some piquant essence? 

This might seem a little vain. I don't mean it to be. Rather it is an experiment in photo storytelling. The first iteration of this post included blurbs explaining each photo but I quickly realized that was counter to the premise. Instead I decided to allow imagery alone to weave my story. 

You could also view this as an invitation to get to know me. I want to know you too.

A tired adage posits that a picture is worth a thousand words. Perhaps my life warrants more than 12,000 of them. Or maybe most people would lose interest after a few hundred.

Here is a chapter book of images to articulate my life story and life philosophy.

Chapter 1: Pick a Dance Partner More Graceful Than You

Chapter 2: Surrender to Silly Faces

Chapter 3: Grow Competing Beards (and Happily Lose)

Chapter 4: Cool Off with Panache

Chapter 5: Let Some Air Under Your Hems

Chapter 6: Best Every Summit

Chapter 7: Whet Your Mind (And Never Pass Up a Good Cup of Coffee)

Chapter 8: Harmonize the Room

Chapter 9: Reap What You Sow

Chapter 10: Nap Appropriately

Chapter 11: Quench Parched Spirits

Chapter 12: Embrace the Storms

This is a cop-out blog post. What writer abandons words for a few measly pictures? Not all of my posts are like this, I promise. Usually, I blog about all sorts of crazy, educational, entertaining, and occasionally funny topics from what makes an effective first paragraph to giant redwoodsmedieval sailboats, the ancient Mayans and more. If you do sign up, you will get a once-a-week update on my posts and NOTHING ELSE! No spam, no selling your email to third parties. Okay, if I ever get around to publishing one of these works in progress that are constantly haunting me, I might send out an email letting you know. In the meantime thanks for reading!

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  1. This is beautiful, and what a cool idea! I'm tempted to try this myself, though not with pictures of me because I don't post identifiable pics of myself online. I have to say, I'm very jealous of how tidy your vege patch is. :)

    1. Thanks! This year's garden was more greens. No tomatoes or peppers in this part of Alaska. Still grew quite nicely! Thanks for "reading" and the comment