Here's September's winner. At least today scrolling through the month of images, this is the one. If I look tomorrow that cute one of Tula Dot lying on the floor might supersede.
This one gets the call because I like it. Because its subject is sitting in front of a tacky Japanese restaurant with neon beer signs in the windows. I think this restaurant is more about the bar than the egg rolls. I like it because unless I told you, you'd never know it. You'd imagine something quaint.
I like this because I'd just pulled my car into the tired parking lot so I could wander across and down the street to take pics of some cool shadow patterns along a nearby bridge. But then my head swiveled. I love that. I again will say that snap of the neck serves me well.
What does that mean? Instinct? What did God give me?
I still struggle with hearing loss-not because I can't hear at all....I can hear some. Enough to get by if I try hard and wear hearing aids, but not well enough to be a musician, to teach music, to do what I really was meant to do. To make my work and passion the same thing.
But, would that instinctive eye have been discovered if the music kept feeding my heart?
I'm not willing to embrace the silver lining--yet--
I don't believe the trade off is a better deal--yet--
I'm not ready to stop being pissed off--yet--
but maybe my insides are starting to hear what my swiveling head, instinctive eye, and this sentence of silence is telling me.
Or maybe this is just a gorgeous bench shadow outside an ugly Japanese restaurant.
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