Archive for March 31st, 2009
I took this photo last night just after 10:00pm. I watched as the growing moon grow larger in the western sky as it made its descent toward the sea. As it got closer, the usual white began to change to a light golden yellow and then as captured in this photo, a burnished red gold as though a crescent as one would expect to find at the end of a staff of some deity out of our Greek or Egyptian past. At that moment I wished I had a better camera so as to be able to capture the light on the gentle waves of the sea. It wasn’t much longer and the moon had disappeared into the depths of the sea without making a ripple to mark her disappearance.
I have begun to put together an e-book called SWAMPLANDS: DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL using MS Word which I will save as a PDF and then possibly publish it through an e-book service called ISSUU. The book is based on photographs taken in the salt marsh swamplands just minutes away from my villa. Besides the normal commentary that I typically place with photos, I am including St. John of the Cross’ poem, Dark Night of the Soul, both in its original Spanish and translated English. This book is a test run for a second book I will be creating before June 30th as part of SoFoBoMo. SoFoBoMo is short for Solo Photo Book Month.