Killing time

Day 83 of 100, Nordjylland, Danmark

Time is something I have in abundance, out here in the country. Heaps and heaps of time. It’s odd, this feeling, given my activities don’t change no matter where in the world I am. This is such an ideal environment for making stuff and/or getting things done – quiet enough to hear yourself think, and spacious enough that everyone can inhabit a working space without walking into someone else (a divine luxury). And Flemming’s dad seems to think that my propensity for hiding away in a corner for hours at a time, is perfectly normal behaviour. A rare and precious thing.

Yesterday (which is the date of this post but I’m writing it tomorrow, which is really today) I re-read Stephen King’s The Eye Of The Dragon from the 30% mark, where I’d left off, to its end. Because I could. Because my work and chores were done and it’d been a while since I’ve read all night. I live for these long, comfortable, solitary nights. Went to bed at 4am. This is also a divine luxury.

Yesterday I went for a gander up the road, and got my daily protein hit from all the bugs begging to be swallowed.A friend remarked that I must be missing the Aussie flies, but no. Danish bugs are easier to swallow. They don’t buzz manically on the way down.

I admit: I titled the post after reading this one on Shifter. As always, reading Daniel’s posts brings on a mix of shame (for being lazy: why aren’t I out there making stuff?), and inspiration (all these things: Gonna do them, now!). If you aren’t already reading Shifter, do so. Oh and he’s slinging an X-T2 these days. And he’s probably the only other person I’ve heard of, who kills equipment as randomly as I do.


  1. XT2 has now survived the “critical period,” which is the first two weeks. But, I’m off to the Palm Springs Festival for a week. The camera will get more use. I’ve yet to really shoot something deep with the camera, but hopefully soon. I need a second body. The changing lenses things…haven’t had to do that since 1988. Always two bodies. I didn’t think it would be a big deal but it is. I’m doing a lot of quick portraits and I’ve noticed that changes lenses is as bad as chimping. The person being photographed just checks out for a minute and I don’t like that break. I’m telling you this as a first step toward begging for sponsorship from Fuji and seventy-two other companies I’m about to put the vibe out to.

    We have such limited time. Making everyday is one way to feel like we are slowing down an undeniable reality.

    1. Charlene says:

      I can’t wait for the review. Imagine how hard you’ll be trending!

      I try to make something everyday. But not at the level you or your counterparts do. Read an interview with Chloe Ferres over at Caffeine and Concrete and was struck by how much she does, still managing to produce her own work. It’s inspirational.

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