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the damage and the dying done

We only had a very short time to visit this cemetery; a whole day wouldn’t have been enough. I had to hurry…and fell into the trap of being so busy taking pictures that I failed to slow down and take in the feeling of the place, to really SEE what was there. (For this, I have no excuse: a have a tattoo on my wrist that says, “Take time to see.” I didn’t even take time to read my own ink.)

But anyway, here’s a mausoleum with a reflection.

And, because I was in a mood when I wrote this, I threw in a Bruce Cockburn line – the damage and the dying done – because I felt like it. (It’s from a beautiful spoken word piece “The Charity of Night.”)

Necrópolis Cristóbal Colón
Havana, Cuba 
photographed 11.11.2022


Sometimes the line between a brilliant photographic capture and a thing that *almost* worked is thin. Other times the dog’s front feet are off the ground and that makes the photographer laugh (even though she’s not particularly a dog person most of the time) and decide to post it anyway.

Havana, Cuba
photographed 11.11.2022

the tiniest gestures can hold the deepest meaning

This was an intense and personal conversation.

(And to be clear: I wasn’t as close as it looks, as this is cropped from the original.) (I mean, I try to have some decorum.)

Havana, Cuba
photographed 11.7.2022

28: woman with lace, cienfuegos

28 Faces, day 28

The emotional components of a photograph live on each side of the camera.
– Norma Jean Roy

Cienfuegos, Cuba
photographed 11.9.2022

22: dancer, havana

28 Faces, day 22

The face is not a secondary billboard for our internal feelings. It is an equal partner in the emotional process.
– Malcolm Gladwell

Havana, Cuba
photographed 11.6.2022

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