Moonrise

For someone who has long told himself that he’s not really that much of a fan of the beach I sure do share a lot of photos taken from oceanic shores. Back at the Atlantic, and there in the distance you can see the moon rising as the sun set behind me. These are the moments you live through and know somehow intrinsically that it you won’t soon forget. Surrounding memories sort of clump together around these remarkable scenes and and they collide in our minds, forming a sort of mosaic of a period of time. The air, the sound, the smell, the reason you were at this place and how close to loved ones you may or may not have been. It’s beautiful and if you are somehow missing this kind of weight during times of genuine, life affirming, nuance then its probably time you re-evaluate your choices in life.

How has everyone been? I’m around, as is my lack of personal space and time so posting continues to be slow but that’s OK. The online world around this little web page has become so vast and distorted since the inception of fifty foot shadows that I’m not sure it’s worth my time to wonder if I should still be stopping by these pages to share. The answer has been becoming pretty clear to me lately that now, more than ever, spaces like these are becoming islands in the social online world. Slang and generations are shifting but people are still out there looking for their familiars and connecting in heart felt ways to others just as lost or found as they are.

All of the surface noise brought forth by the lurking masses simply fades away when you cozy into a place where you can feel comfortable and unafraid. So I hope you, dear reader, can still hop over here from time to time and know the internet can be both never ending as well as quite small. The photo here is of course available for you to grab and use as a wallpaper. It’s landscape so it naturally forms better to a desktop but there is a mobile version here as well for phones and tablets. HD file is over on gumroad. (Thanks to those who choose to continue to support!)

I hope to be back with a few more photos from this recent trip sooner than later. Till then, have a good one. Stay safe out there and look after each other. XO

Comments

  1. Hund - November 25, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Yay! It’s nice to see you’re still around. :)

  2. John Carey - November 25, 2021 at 1:13 pm

    Yep! I do hope to post more as work calms in the winter. Thanks for saying hello.

  3. Amy Sakurai - November 25, 2021 at 2:06 pm

    The answer is, yes, you should occasionally return to your little island paradise and share! I always enjoy reading your thoughts and seeing your art. The internet needs quiet, gentle, inspirational spaces.

  4. Michael Engard - November 26, 2021 at 10:48 am

    As an old Myst fan, the notion of a little peaceful island lost in the waves strikes a strong chord with me. Knowing you’re out here gives me continual joy.

    Happily, I am also an eccentric time-traveler who still consults an RSS reader on a daily basis. So I’ll hopefully never miss a visit. :)

  5. John Carey - November 26, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Myst fan here too! I remember reading their novels even so the analogy isn’t lost on me one bit. Thanks for the note, good to know the modest rss bot is still kicking the can along down the road.

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