"I think there are good reasons for suggesting that the modern age has ended. Today, many things indicate that we are going thorough a transitional period, when it seems that something is on the way out and something else is painfully being born. It is as if something were crumbling, decaying, and exhausting itself, while something else, still indistinct, were arising from the rubble … An amalgamation of cultures is taking place. I see it as proof that something is happening, something is being born, that we are in a phase when one age is succeeding another, when everything is possible."
— quotes in title and above by Vaclav Havel
from The Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World, 1994
re:Post — Jan 23, 2012.
things are as they are, always changing, yet made familiar by their similarity to what has gone before. out here we are still adjusting to the "new normal" in little E’s night-and-day routine after the failure of one of her five surgeries this past december. (the other four were successful, but that one failure has thrown us for a loop.) in June we’ll try again. fingers crossed. hopefully i can get used to this new schedule and get back to making new images and checking out your streams more thoroughly and regularly.
hope y’all are doing well, and extra well, and very well indeed.
the geek behind the curtain: lots of fun with textures. all textures and shots in this were shot taken and developed by myself with a compact camera and the free processing software called GIMP.
the main piece is the back of a local Lutheran church, maybe 40 feet tall. these huge crossbeams and windows are relatively near the top of the extremely long and thin structure. then for textures there’s a sunset cloud system (where i had to clone out a tree and a lamppost), and one of a streaky window, as well as another of a page of text from William Burrough’s My Education: A Book of Dreams. and then there’s also a bit of a selfie stuck in here.
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