The Long Way Home


Fall Stories
December 11, 2011, 10:03 AM
Filed under: Ohio | Tags: , , ,

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I’m restless. I can’t stop, I have to be moving, doing something – reading (a lot), taking photos (a little). I thought this morning about what I would write, and realized I didn’t know what to say.  I wanted to talk about late fall, how the early setting sun makes me miss Osijek. Or how the deep blue sky settling into night around an abandoned factory in Cleveland made me want to scale the fence and run across the empty lot, just to stand under the building’s enormity. I get these urges when we travel to pull over the car and walk across a field, or through a town that I’ve never been before. I wanted these images to tell their own stories.

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Tiny Motels Swallowed By Sky
October 25, 2011, 6:52 AM
Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , ,

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I thought the Atlantic would be a good place to scatter some of my mother’s ashes because she felt the most freedom in her life when she was swimming. But when Jeff and I reached the end of the pier, we realized we were standing over sand, not water. Two women sat on a bench behind us complaining about their children. This wasn’t the right place, not this time. I remembered the morning before we left Pittsburgh, how carefully Jeff had packed her into the pocket of my camera bag; I wanted to crush him to me. This year has been so long and painful – so difficult, at times, it doesn’t feel real when I keep going. I don’t know how I would have managed without his bravery and love.

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