“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”—Elliot Erwitt
Stumbling my fingers along the shelves, I observe an interesting thing: books I have had for more than thirty years Feature my name in proud fountain-pen. Now I’m reminded of it, I recall Practising on rough paper to reach Such a convincing dash of signature.
For a while they went slantwise, In legible ballpoint; then anywhere, With any implement: rollerpoint, red even. Recently I am perturbed to find I’ve started to sign in pencil. HB, Naturally; but will the time come When less permanent leads will do? 2B, 3B, 4B…
I’m afraid of never reaching the point where i’m not looking towards the future, where i’m not wondering what I could do or who I could be, waiting for the next thing to study or the next persona to take on.
“If the [girl] you’re dating doesn’t seem to be completely into you, or you feel the need to start ‘figuring [her] out,’ please consider the glorious thought that [s]he might just not be that into you. And then free yourself to go find someone that is.”—He’s Just Not That Into You (via kari-shma)