‘Waiting For A Wave’
Surfers are usually pictured riding the crest of a wave, or sluicing through a tube of water.
The reality, though, is the constant waiting between the glory moments, as this shot of four surfers at Northland’s Mangawhai Heads in January depicts.
The waiting…and the anticipation…
…looking down on what’s coming in…
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
‘Allowing For Growth’
A downtown carpark incorporating planted inserts – a cool juxtaposition of man made and natural materials. Love it!
‘Same As It Ever Was II’
In yesterday’s post
Same As It Ever Was , I referenced Talking Heads’ groundbreaking pop hit, ‘Once In A Lifetime’.
I probably ought to have included the music, so, in the spirit of sameness, and to provide some aural context, here it is, thanks to YouTube:
“letting the days go by”
Same As It Ever Was’
There are those lines in the refrain of the song “Once In A Lifetime” where Talking Heads’ David Byrne repeatedly utters “same as it ever was”.
It sounds like the needle got stuck in a groove and was my looping musical earworm today for whatever reason.
It certainly feels like “same, same” as Auckland returns to another Covid-19 lockdown.The rhythms of restriction return as if they had never left.
If lockdown is overly familiar, and not necessarily in a good way, I do get out for walks down by the local creek to clear my head.
It too is so familiar (but comforting too); hardly changing except for the level of tides that feed it from the sea or when heavy rain falls.
“Same as it ever was, same as it ever was…”
‘Bright Neon Cross’
The third and last of picture posts featuring neon crosses of varying hues.
If the crosses themselves are stunning, the contrasts of brightness with dark backgrounds are what resonate with me.
That which is bright is rendered even brighter by sheer darkness.Hope can intensify with grim desperation.Sometimes love is only recognised after it has gone…
‘Touch The Sea’
…rock fingers reaching out…
‘Get A Grip’
…on yourself, on reality, just…get…a …grip…
‘A Visit To The Lighthouse’
…drawn to the light…
‘Boy & Dolphin II’
The frontal perspective of the sculpture that featured in
Boy & Dolphin (where you can read a little more about it).I just love this statue! The facial expressions on the pair of unlikely companions; the sea-like stone beneath…
‘Sun Shines On Dark Holes’
…for it always will, eventually…