Get Real

It can be easy to assume that life exists in the screen these days. It’s where work comes from and friendships are kindled and continued, it’s where we go for entertainment and distraction and, especially relevant in Turkey, our source for news. As I write there are 3 screens in front of four people in this sitting room. (One now replaced by a tiny square of cardboard and 6 disks, providing a far more engaging game.)

In order to pay more attention to the physical world around me I’ve started using Instagram to document things that catch my eye in the world around me. This gives me an excuse to get out and smell the flowers, get dirty in the soil and feel the raindrops (this counts as a rain song we’ve had a very dry winter, raindrops I promise to dance as you fall, when and if you do fall!)

So far I’ve looked closely at the blue of our hyacinth and the patterns in our wood pile. A paradox of the delicate and rough, each pretty in their own way.wpid-IMG_20140123_215012.jpg

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