Friday, January 6, 2012

Love, worry and everything in between

Blush twinkling lights of my childhood
bedroom reflected in a mirror.

J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life with coffee spoons.

In 2011, I measured out my life in plane tickets (32) ...
... in camera clicks (13,302)
... in words written (over 100,000)
... in worry, endless worry.
... in mornings I woke up next to him -- too few, but priceless (hello, Mastercard commercial).

In 2012, I will measure out my life in photographs. One for every day - some taken with Instagram, some with my favorite camera, some sloppy and some dear to the heart. Beth Nicholls once asked me why I photograph. I told her that photography makes me more mindful because it reminds me to really look... to search for beauty (or for surprise, incongruence, contradiction and conflict). That is the purpose of this new project, whose home is at Measuring Life in Photographs. I hope you will join me for the journey.
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Some housekeeping notes: The back-end of this website is horribly broken at the moment. Thank you for your patience while I bring the Reading & Listening page back to life. Same goes for the social sharing links that have disappeared from the sidebar. In the meantime:

  • You can follow this website, Stories of Conflict and Love, via RSS here. Some of you are still subscribed to my old domain (Έτσι μιλώ για σένα και για μένα), so for better functionality, I'd suggest adding the updated feed to your Reader.
  • You can also subscribe via email by using the form in the sidebar, right beneath the archives if you wish to receive new posts in your inbox. 
  • You can find me on Facebook here and on Twitter too
  • You can subscribe to my new photo project by adding  http://measuringlifeinphotographs.tumblr.com/ to your Google Reader or feed aggregator. If you're embarking on your own 366-day photography project, please leave a link in the comments -- I'd love to follow along!
When I created this space early in 2011, I never could have imagined the love, inspiration and community that it invited into my life. I am looking forward to a 2012 of deep breaths and deep exhales, new flights, new heights, and old loves. I am most grateful to be sharing this journey with you.

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