Pan, at a cemetery in Central Texas
A conversation with myself, in the cemetery:
Me: That statue looks…weird.
Me: Pan? It’s a statue of Pan? What the hell?
(pause for photos)
(also pause while I thought about the character of Pan in Tom Robbins’s book Jitterbug Perfume, and how my friend Laurie and I co-wrote a poem about the book and some other stuff and how that poem had the memorable [!] lines “seemed only right for a woman who was fond of fucking around/with seriousness, sanctity, syntax.”)
Me: Why is there a statue of Pan?
Me: He’s a pagan god!
Me: Wait. Who am I to say he’s pagan? Do I get to decide that? Or is it just my own Judeo-Christian background showing up?
Me: Wait. How am I going to refer to Pan in my blog post? Can I say “pagan” or what?
I am sorry to had to see what goes in my head. I hope you can recover from it.
San Angelo, Texas
Posted on December 1, 2018, in Photography and tagged 365 photo project, black and white photography, cemetery, Fairmount Cemetery, learning to see, Leica, melinda green harvey, monochrome, one day one image, Pan, photo a day, photography, postaday, road trip, San Angelo, San Angelo Texas, texas, thoughtful seeing, travel photography. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.