Continuing with the posts of the past couple of days todays image has a different source. The base image (bottom) was from the outside of the elevator shaft on the top level of a car park that is used for the Akron Public Library. I also used the steam engine shot from yesterday to add some curves and texture on the final manipulation. Many Many layers were used in this process. I like the Monochrome against the orange and blue of the Library sign. I can imagine printing this on a large aluminum metal sheet.
Sure we need to be careful but use common sense. Hygiene is important. If you follow basic common sense you’ll be fine. Enjoy your life. After all this life could be your last.
What are we losing? What are we giving up?
“Keep a distance of 6 feet between you and others”
“don’t touch each other”
“wear a mask”
In short, don’t kiss, shake hands or fuck.
With the Coronavirus there is a full-blown panic here in the US as a complete failure of leadership continues to be the real plague on our country. This panic has resulted in empty store shelves, events cancelled on a large scale, nothing is permitted where a group of 50 or more may gather. “Wartime” curfew 9pm. Is this how we finally lose our freedom? Is this how government will control us? What happened to “freedom of assembly”? Will it ever be restored? Will we finally rise up? Or, will we remain comfortably numb?
My cell has windows and a doors but I AM NOT FREE!
A brand new image.
If this Corona Virus will teach us anything – it is that when it comes to human experience – the best of all possible futures is a dystopia for the majority and a utopia for the minority of survivors. That said, I prefer to think of the future as not written in stone. I like Bob Marley’s sound advice
“…don’t worry about a thing, ’cause everything’s gonna be alright”
and Michael Franti – don’t panic – Stay Human – spend less time looking suspiciously at each other and more time looking out FOR each other.
****editorial note**** This post was actually scheduled back in September. I had no idea at that time how prophetic it would be and again making me realize how signs are “The Story Of Our Lives.” On Friday, Nov. 1 all the residents of the apartment building were served notice that the building was under new ownership. And while I was not entirely surprised: This building was built in 1920 and has been in a state of steady decline for years. Because of the historical nature of the building, the cost of maintaining it was astronomical – i.e. “a money pit”. The notice went on to state that the new owner would not renew any of the leases and that all current tenants had to vacate the premises by 1/15/2020. So while I wasn’t entirely surprised about new ownership it was still a shock to the system to be told that I would have to find a new residence. My present address is 22 Rhodes Ave and I have lived here 22 years and 6 mo. so there is not only a long building history but a long personal history attached to this location so it is not only a mental and physical adjustment but also an emotional adjustment. Perhaps its just some sort of funky synchronicity or kismet. I really hate (read H-A-T-E) abrupt change and this was abrupt. Well, for the past two weeks I’ve been adjusting to the idea and forcing myself to search for a new location that is closer to my place of work. It’s been very stressful. I can’t wait until this is over and I’m settled in a new place. From a posting point of view; I have image posts scheduled through the end of January 2020. I may not be checking on your posts until things get settled. I apologize if I seem an absent friend for a while; so, until things settle down, I am “Out”. I wish all of you many successful posts even if I’m not able to enjoy them until I return.