Writing

One big step out of my comfort zone

I think the title says it all.

Posting my pictures on the internet is scary, and now I’m posting my writing. Excuse me while I go die of multiple fear-induced heart attacks.

The waiting game.

It comes uninvited, if not unexpected.
Moving from my stomach to my ribcage, it sits.
And waits – patient. Enduring.
No logic, or reason
No cajoling, good food, promises of hot tea
And nice people will make it go away.
I wait for it, expecting it on every street corner,
Hesitant to say yes, for what if it joins too?
I wait for it, tip toeing around the idea of a good month.
But even still,
It comes least expected.
In the middle of a week of calm and good it appeared.
Every
Morning
Till Eleven
As I lay in bed and gave in to it.
Until it decided that I had had enough
Until it decided that I should take a shower
Until it decided that breakfast, my lectures, my friends, my life
Were things that I should get back to, it waited.
And I waited.

 

Travel

Blurry Days

There are days which are blurry, out of focus. They lack purpose, or I run away from it. My study schedule is abandoned, I stay home and feel as put together as a ball of fluff. Days like these are just one of the days I turn to my pictures.

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blurry telephone lines giving the grass prime focus
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This children’s park in the heart of the city was recently done up, we occasionally discuss readings in here and I try to remember my camera.
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I love Ixora, and most definitely have not captured their beauty in this overexposed, unfocused picture. I have nicer ones, but they are just not for today.
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Yes, that’s more Ixora in the water. No, once again I have failed to capture them in their glory. But this is also at the park
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Butterflies are usually just a blur in the corner of my eye. Although it wasn’t what I was trying to capture, the Ixora is in focus here – for those I irritated with blurry red smudges in the other pictures
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Glorious Trees #1 I don’t know what they’re called, or why they’re in the middle of tea plantations (prevent erosion? who knows), but they are weirdly blurry and wild looking and I love them, so you may look at three pictures of the trees because I could not choose one.
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Glorious Trees #2
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Glorious Trees #3 I Feel I like this one the best, with the other two tying in second. The trees look so HERE, and almost defiant. Don’t tell me it doesn’t make sense.

 

I’m now feeling a bit more put together. This is the first post on my blog, and a rather odd post to start with. I feel like I’m setting my standards low – with unfocused, blurry pictures that have no narrative cohesion – to kind of make that okay. The main reason for starting my blog is because I love photography, I love my pictures and find a strange comfort in them, but I didn’t have a medium I enjoyed sharing them on. I started with instagram, and while I still do post there I don’t enjoy it. My instagram is full of people I know and sharing my pictures there gets restrictive and a bit like throwing a baby to the wolves. The anonymity of strangers is infinitely better.