sometimes i wonder if karma reveals itself like an angel, or fairy dust, or perhaps karma is a mischievous leprechaun sitting on one’s shoulder. a slithering snake, how about a big fat hairy rat ?
if you take those types of characters — you can identify people around you who are exactly those things.
for solstice i took myself on a day trek.
one of my stops was to deliver art.
a new consignment shop is hosting my work.
the shop keeper is a bespectacled character.
he offers a firm handshake and a huge smile.
he is a real individual
a man living life on his own terms.
we had a long discussion about marching to our own drum
round pegs and square holes
i think it will be good doing business with him.
if there is anything i am good at.
its having my own ideas.
there is life the way some might feel things should go
a linear – point a to point b life.
a life you are suppose to have or portray.
if all these life ducks line up
you will then …
have a good life.
you will then be what.
but what if someone does all the supposed right things??
and ends up seriously miserable.
is that karma?
some think that risk taking
might be adrenaline seeking activities
a river raft trip, a marathon, a climb to the highest mountain top
i do not discount any of these ambitious challenges
i sometimes feel like thrill seeking
once it’s over.
you have to seek the next or top the last thrill.
almost like an addiction.
may or may not be a way to live a life.
it’s a chase.
not a living.
lately i’ve been observing karma in action
where the way a life has been lived
sortof kicks one in the teeth later.
in my observations
the good prevails
and the bad
is seriously well deserved.
one person in particular
is a player.
that person plays people under the guise of goodwill.
like plays a serious game. munipulative
it doesn’t take long to see that around that person
there is noone.
all have been alienated.
that person is not beloved.
is that karma?
another took a social climbing conservative path
along the way that path was filled with dishonesty
friends were not cultivated
and that person is also very very alone.
that person appears to others to have a good life
inside that persons heart. it is empty.
another lived a life of loving. and light. a person who finds the good in everythng
a believer in goodness and someone who lives goodness authentically
around this person
is this karma?
it takes time to see a persons life for what it actually is.
not all things reveal
in a first meet
all of this makes me think of marriage.
that supposed happily ever after thing.
i believe so much in the power of two
but that forced march marriage thing.
not so much.
the other day i made a collage
within the piece there was nudity
the story behind the piece
resonated deeply with another
the collage sold
and, i was told i am an inspiration.
i am trying to put self care at the top of what it is i am about
sometimes i feel large. influential, valuable and brave.
sometimes i don’t.
sometimes i feel very small. or lost. or afraid.
is this karma??
Tell the people around you how they make their mark with you. Tell them their value, their strengths, their spirit. If someone isn’t fueling the good in you. Perhaps it’s time to move on.
earlier this month i found these and wanted to be sure to share them again.
also from 2013.
i recall that during this time
some men fans gave me some of their time. their attention.
i think that makes for a better photo.
that someone in particular is looking.
one of my fans once said to me
what is so refreshing about your nude work is you can tell that you are looking at yourself for the very first time.
this was so so VERY true in 2013.
in 2019? not so much
perhaps i should find those first time eyes again.
i am trying to add a dose of my other photography
my non-nude things.
have you noticed?????
there are 90,000 + images in my files.
so much to share
so much narrative
i take way too many photographs.
PS it’s the weekend, i know better ( as I often say ) to post now. but my mind is full, and i have things to say. so. i am saying them.
PSS my day trek was cut short due to issues with my car. 6 months went by with no trauma around this vehicle. me thinks i need a car patron.
I LOVE this set of images.
the 4th shot – is one of my personal favorites.