Wednesday, January 18, 2006     « In Flight »

birds sky

(Hometown IX v. 2)

I could swear I already cleaned and posted this photo yet when I looked I couldn't find it. My mind is slipping...

I didn't get much sleep last night. I had some insomnia thinking about up and coming stuff and there was outside noise that startled me into befuddled consciouness just as I was falling asleep at 4am. That and the grey/cold/rain had me in a meloncholy mood today despite some excitment planning for future events and projects. I just couldn't maintain it once the tireds took hold.

I'm exhausted but I have this thing about commiting to the process of posting here as regularly as possible. Sometimes interesting insights come out when we are too vulnerable to keep our guard up. I noticed I went straight for this photo of pigeons in flight. The other day I stood in the cold (but lovely light) with Davin waiting for the streetcar to come. A flock of pigeons took flight together above the buildings -- it was a beautiful sight. I said to him that pigeons are such a wonderful part of living in the city. I love their resilience and determination. They are so terribly misunderstood and mistreated.

I took this photo in St. Catharines on my terrible Hometown Tour version II in Oct. I stood at this corner watching the birds and waiting to get the shot with my camera readied. Eyes of passing drivers were fixed on me wondering what the hell I was doing. I saw a few people look up to see what was so important in the sky. I was having such a rough day. Watching the birds was just another reminder of how much it sucked growing up there... and everything beautiful and wonderful that is overlooked and abused.

Today's Song: "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" sung by Kathleen Emery - Thanks to J who long ago (it seems like long ago) introduced me to what is the best version of this song by far.

To be a total downer here's another song: "Blackbird" by Nina Simone

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