I was sitting in my favourite coffee house, at my favourite table -- the one next to the window, the one that is never available. I was supposed to be working, and I was hoping that the change of scenery from my home studio might bring me a little inspiration. It didn't -- I found my mind wandering, noticing the cracks in the aging walls, the nose ring worn by the waitress writing the day's specials on the nearby chalkboard.
The door opened, and a couple walked outside and stood in front of the window. They were friends ... perhaps they were former lovers? Or newly falling in love? They stood facing each other, and she tentatively reached for his hand, and squeezed it. They looked into each other's eyes and smiled, clearly unable to find the words to express what they were feeling.
Then suddenly she dropped his hand, and, still smiling, they left in opposite directions.
I bet they thought about each other all day long.
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Several of you have noticed the new link up in the sidebar, and so without any further ado, I'm pleased to present the 2009 Chookooloonks calendar, featuring some of my favourite images of 2008. This calendar contains 13 original images, all contained in a CD jewel case which opens up into a desktop easel. My intent was to have this ready to go by November 15th; however, with our crazy schedule, I wasn't able to actually have the final product in my hot little hands until yesterday. Now that I've seen it, I have to say I'm very pleased.
Enjoy. And thanks to all of you for supporting me over the past year. Your comments and emails have meant so much.
Song: Moon by Emily King