Monday, February 15, 2010

Polaroids: Outside Radio Shack

Outside Radio Shack. Polaroid 600. Carrollton, TX, October 2008.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Polaroids: Ride

Ride. Polaroid 600. Fall, 2009, Dallas, TX.

St. Valentine's Day

A beautiful poem by Nizar Qabbani on this St. Valentine's Day, my wife's favorite holiday.

from "Poems"

Who are you
woman entering my life like a dagger
mild as the eyes of a rabbit
soft as the skin of a plum
pure as strings of jasmine
innocent as children's bibs
and devouring like words?

--Nizar Qabbani

Polaroids: Spinnaker

Spinnaker. Polaroid 600. Summer 2009, Dallas, TX.

I think of carnivals as summer-fall sorts of affairs. I was surprised to see the traveling carnival that I snapped this photo at last summer back at its spot along I-635 earlier this week, the day after Dallas' foot of snow. I love the carnival: that mix of wild fun and horrific sadness; the swift movements and a sense of the stillness of time; the lights trailing through the dark. This photo sums up so much for me right now. An uncontrollable spin. Being uprooted, like the traveling carnival itself.