New birth.
Even the little bits.

I believe that by being pain free for the past week or so is resulting in much better seeing. I think my consumption of necessary pain meds created a sort of brain fog.

That’s not to say I was walking around loaded out of my mind. I wasn’t. I didn’t. And, I don’t.

But, there was a sort of fog covering the inputs to my seeing.

It reminded me of my drinking days, almost 29 years ago. I thought that I was making good pictures when mostly I was making rubbish.

It took a few months, but once I gave up demon rum I started making better pictures.

Same thing now.

The difference is that pain meds got me through the day. Drinking didn’t. It hurt my day and me.


I saw these pictures walking the all seeing dog. All of them. Today, in lieu of walking far, she started exploring. Everything. Everyplace. Even though she’d smelled these places a million times in the past.

It worked out for both of us. She had a nice morning. I had made these pictures. All of them. Today.

Then, I went to my appointment with my pain management doctor. We are both happy that the procedure of two weeks ago worked so well.

Between the time of the procedure and now, I did a lot of research about healing. The body always heals itself. It just may take a lot of time.

My doc’s and my hope is that the epidurals will bring down the inflammation allowing the two points in the spinal nerve to heal. If that’s the case, I may not need further treatment for my particular issues.

I’m hopeful because the best way for me to make pictures is to walk. I haven’t been able to really do that for a long time.

Now I can.

Writing the other column was hell.

No matter what I did, boxes kept popping up. When I tried to edit one word I would lose and entire paragraph.

For a while I thought I understood this system. Unfortunately, WordPress wouldn’t leave it alone.

I noticed it when the three templates I use were saved. That was good. Why did I need to search for “Image, column and paragraph” every time I logged on?

I never had to deal with these boxes in the past. Now I do. Not only is this destroying my writing, but it’s wasting a huge amount of time.

The block system is supposed to save time. It sort of did. Once again, WordPress had to do something because it’s likely their coders don’t have enough to do. I wish that they’d stop.

Sorry that the technical side became sort of rant. No matter, these are straight photographs. No real manipulation. Just pure documentation.


Stay safe. Stay mighty. You know the rest. Enjoy all the rebirth.



10 responses to “Wandering”

  1. zorymar Avatar

    I hope you feel better. 🙏


  2. Mae Goes West Avatar
    Mae Goes West

    I completely understand the brain fog. I just told someone about an hour ago that brain fog affects everything I do. I hope it gets better, friend.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      It’s a kind of transient PTSD. I’m better now because of my repaired back.


  3. Debra Avatar

    So glad you’re feeling some relief, and I think pain and pain meds must color everything. Lovely signs of spring in your beautiful photos.


  4. Debra Avatar

    So glad you’re feeling some relief, and I think pain and pain meds must color everything. Lovely signs of spring in your beautiful photos.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. The combination cause me to be very non-seeing and lazy. Of course, now I can’t sleep very well. Eventually, that’ll pass.


  5. Carmelle Jean-Francois Avatar

    Your pics are gorge. Glad there is no more brain fog. Continue to feel better!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you very much. Most of it was caused by a mix of meds needed to control issues in my back. The issue was fixed a couple of weeks ago. Now, it’s just harder to sleep. Brooklyn, eh? I was born there.

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  6. Carmelle Jean-Francois Avatar

    I was born in Brooklyn . Raised in Queens. Where do you live now?
    I am currently dealing with back issues. Not on meds tho thank goodness. I must say that your site is enticing me to pick up on my amateur photography again. Anyway, sleep well!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      My godparents lived in Queens, just about as far out as you could go. We split our time between New Orleans and Brooklyn. We’ve been stuck in NOLA for a year because of the virus. I’m done with meds, at least for now. I’m sure that you know that there all sorts of cores strengthening stretches. Photograph away. Ask questions.

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