Study in blue #2

  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • Focal Length: 200mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter: 1/200 sec
  • Camera: NIKON D1H

Northport, Alabama

Astute readers may correctly surmise this to be the same window that I photographed in March. Even more astute readers may realize that this is my bedroom window and wonder why the curtains are not the ones I mentioned buying recently. In the end, I decided that florals were not for me, trading them in for these sheer blue curtains instead.

Truthfully, I’m not sleeping a lot but I am spending entirely too much time lying in bed, staring at these curtains. They’re calm, peaceful. I like the way they blow in the breeze, the way the sunlight filters through. When I was a child, I used to lie on the bottom of my swimming pool and look up through the waters to the surface. It was such a silent, blue world. Sometimes I wished I could stay there forever. I would hold my breath for as long as I could before crashing back to the top, spluttering and gasping for breath, lungs burning with the exertion.

These curtains remind me of that feeling. That tranced-out calm followed by the inevitable return to life. I can write my way into any world I want to be. Always could. I just can’t stay there, no matter how hard I try.

Music: A Line Allows Progress, A Circle Does Not by Bright Eyes (lyrics)

Favorite photos: “Time Gone By” by Ocean-Moonshine at Tidal-Pool-Reflections

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