Saturday, December 12, 2009
Happy official start to the holiday season! I hope you guys are having a good weekend. Here's another piece (one teeny-tiny paragraph) of the now FINISHED novel. Glory hallulah! I'm going to write tomorrow on the virtues of both slow and fast writing and a little on the process with this one. Thanks for reading!
I wish I could take a picture that meant something, but the more time I spend in the darkroom, the more I realize how difficult it is to capture essence, something that can make your heart ache. The Vietnamese man having his brains blown out, the Buddhist monk immolating himself, the woman in the hotel room, bloody and dead as the result of an illegal abortion. Once I cut Daddy’s head off trying to get a shot of him and some relatives on a Hamburglar merry-go-round at a McDonald’s playground. He kept telling me to hold the camera in a different way. What can I say? I got the Hamburglar, but I lost Daddy.