Lately I have been experimenting with taking my photos and layering them, taking moments in time from one place I have visited and layering it with another, much like how memory of the past and the experience of the present sit on top of one another rather than side-by-side.
What do you think: are your memories inside you, tower like with one upon the other or are they linear, like a path from birth to now to death? Maybe you think of it differently.
The image here tends more toward the layers.
My favorite image from this week is one of those examples of layers, both from the same month but from very different places.
Where is the connection? Where does the story of the people of Weedpatch - primarily refugees resettling in the agricultural lands in California from Oklahoma and Arkansas during the Dustbowl era - meet the story of the people of the Berkshires, buried in this idyllic cemetery there?
Where does your story meet up with these two seemingly opposing places a continent apart?
One of my creative tasks today is to live those questions - so throughout the day I will allow this curiosity to seep into the rest of my life. I will give room for my subconscious to play with the images so that I may focus on other things. I will write again tonight and see what comes and then write again tomorrow morning and see what appears.
Please join me either with these images or with your own.
I would love to hear what you discover.
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