03 December 2008

Out on a limb

The deed is done. Before giving in to sleep last night I printed a photograph on something other than copy paper or card stock. Regulation HP photo paper. A first. Today I put that black and white image in a black frame and packaged it for mailing. Tomorrow I will drive it to the post office in Edgefield and send it on its way to someone who will receive it as a gift. Another first.

I'm embarrassed to say it's been a hard process. Seems making photographs is one thing. Sharing them -- putting them "out there" -- is another. Sort of like being out on a limb, a surprisingly limber one with a tornado in the forecast. That sounds rather melodramatic. But, it feels pretty accurate.

Precarious is OK.

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