What’s Left to Write About?

Another stroll down memory lane. What IS left to write about?

“The magnificent talons, unbridled and asymmetrical, grasped the decaying carcass, lifting it high into the heavens, on wings of celestial despair.”

I’m pretty sure that sentence is original.  No other person on the planet has penned that particular passage.  At least I hope not.

I subscribe to the monkey theorem, that is, ‘give me a thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters’, and they will eventually pen the works of William Shakespeare.  Replace monkeys with three hundred million bloggers at three hundred million keyboards, and every topic imaginable is written, rewritten, reinvented, rejuvenated and rehashed.  Every   –   single  –   line.   Except for my gem above, of course.

And the point?

There’s nothing original left to write.  Pessimistic view, but factual.  Each week I brainstorm, rack my frontal lobe, jot down notes, research, evaluate, reevaluate, and abruptly toss the idea into the bin.  Well not entirely. I keep notes…

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Gremlin and a Doofenshmirtz

What do Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz and a Gremlin have in common? I mean other than the fact both are well-known animated celebrity bad-guys, achieving television and cinematic fame decades apart? Not a thing. They just happen to have been handy, within grasping distance as I tinkered with my backdrop for some practice photos. Placeholders if … Continue reading Gremlin and a Doofenshmirtz

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Excuses

I’ve decided to get back into photography. Not that I ever abandoned the pursuit altogether, but my purchase of a Nikon Coolpix a few years back (mainly for the portability and video capability) rendered my older Canon DSLR obsolete. I grew tired of carrying around two cameras, one for photos, one for video, and while … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Excuses