The Long Way Home


Roads Ahead
January 14, 2015, 6:42 AM
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Arrival, Puerto Rico.

Arrival, Puerto Rico.

A new year, a quiet few weeks, the long winter ahead. I’ve permitted myself some time to just chill and not overextend, which means binge-watching Orphan Black, and reading A Detroit Anthology; A Field Guide to Getting Lost. Last month we had an amazing trip to Puerto Rico, which I’ll write about soon, and now I’ve got the travel bug again. It’s been awhile since we’ve escaped far away. Once we woke that Friday morning at 4 am to catch our 6 am flight – traces of snow on my shoes as I walked into the airport, eyes barely open, suitcase bumping against my leg: I ached to go everywhere in the world. My main resolution this year – goal, or whatever you want to call it – is for more solace in my life. More saying no without guilt. More letters and connecting with others, online and in every day life. More adventures closer to home. More exploring the direction my photography takes me. I began this year with two photo submission rejections, but the editor was so nice in one of them, I thanked him and he wrote back: a thoughtful gesture that eased the sting. More accepting failure with grace. Also more discovering all the crazy shit I love along the way – here I go.

San Juan, PR

San Juan, PR

 

 

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Well I have been a fan of your writing as well as your photos and this post is an another example of why–they are synched. Saying no and having solace also go hand-in-hand. Enjoy the upcoming year and thanks for sharing.

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Comment by mww1818

Thanks, Michael. Trying to figure out where my photos and writing are headed – I’m excited! It’s also nice to take a break sometimes in order to move forward. Happy new year!

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Comment by Lisa

Lovely post Lisa. I’ve been pondering things recently too. I’ve made no firm resolutions. I think maybe I just want to cogitate a while longer. See where things are heading and take it from there… X

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Comment by Meredith

Thanks, M. It’s important to have that peace, and to not make those firm resolutions too. These are things I have been thinking about for a few months now, but there is something about January that makes it feel like we can all start another chapter in this book of life. happy new year!

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Comment by Lisa

Love the pictures!

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Comment by Helena

Thanks Helena – happy new year!

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Comment by Lisa

I feel my imaginary suitcase banging off my leg as well. Best of luck with all your photo submissions in 2015. May all your rejections be graceful and few, and your acceptances plentiful and enlightening.

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Comment by motherblue212

thanks, lady – and to you too. your words warm my heart. xo

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Comment by Lisa

“More accepting failure with grace” – Yes!!
Have a lovely year, Lisa!! and enjoy… (…smiling for you…)

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Comment by karijeppesen

thanks, kari – happy new year to you too (here’s to more of your lovely, inspiring work!).

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Comment by Lisa

…I have been seeing your photo album…I feel very close to it…so thank you so much, Lisa!!

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Comment by karijeppesen

thanks again! sometimes i find it easier to post photos than to write as well. i appreciate you looking, that means a lot. xo

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Comment by Lisa

…it is all my pleasure, Lisa!!

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