The bottle wasn’t opened slowly It’s head was broken off against the bar And slammed onto the counter Ready for a fight and retribution
All manner of foam came pouring out Curses and laughter, anger and joy Mixed to make the bread of life
Like the sudden release of tension Of the bow’s taut string Pulled and aimed for so many days A thousand messages in one blended voice
Who cares about America’s 4th of July celebration? Well apparently, many people still do. After being instructed not to assemble and restrictions were re-instated, many people made it clear they have had enough “prison” time. Many people in my area had purchased fireworks and displayed their own mini-shows of appreciation (full-on aerial rocket type). Interesting, since fireworks are illegal in any form in my city. The city still did their show, they just asked that everyone watch from home. So we did. That, along with the full moon, the mask-less gatherings, the hoots and ahhhs of delight, all made for an interesting evening.
The most used That is, overused Cliche Pushed-in-your-face Image Becomes that For good reason
Turns out, the outside world IS still the world. No amount of staying inside has changed anything! Robin and I headed to Mission Beach to meet with some friends vacationing there. There were very few masks being worn (by the masses), although I had my covering at the ready. We made some photographs of the families and headed home. On the way, we stopped and sat on the wall at the Boardwalk. And just watched the sunset.
Typically, when I open my “PHOTO” main folder and head to one of my main sub folders, I will find photos saved within that calendar year. There are sub-folders cataloged by year-month-day. Within each month there will be 1-3 outings per week. Since late February I have cataloged 3 outings. I wish I could say it’s COVID, and maybe some of it is. There are also other responsibilities tugging at my time. So perhaps this year will be a big bust for photography….through September/October. After that, I hope to resume my outings.