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Let it rain.

More about the reckoning. I’m starting to poke around a little deeper. It started last night or early this morning when I awoke from a delicious dream.

It was about my newspaper days. For some reason the newspaper photo staff was made up of about everybody with whom I ever worked.

We were sidelined. The new, young staff was sent on assignment. They couldn’t complete it.

Some editor came back to the photo area to ask us to finish the assignment. Off we went, the pros from dover. The heavyweight veterans. Heh, heh.

Mostly, our hair was silver and our beards were white. Veterans, indeed.

It was some huge event, but I don’t remember what. I do remember that there was color exploding everywhere. It wasn’t violent. It was pretty and awe inspiring.

We divided up the coverage and came back with every possible picture. The young guys didn’t know what to think. We, the old guys, knew what to think.

All I can say is that it was very good seeing those guys again. Sheesh. Some of them had to come back from the grave. That was even better.

A few words about the picture since I completely ignored it in the left column.

I’m back to the project. I realized that I just couldn’t force it.

I always say to let the picture find you. I wasn’t doing that.

This time it did. It was so stealthy that I didn’t even realize that it did find me.

It took a review of work to actually see it.

When the picture really does find you, there is no need to overwork it.

It just is.

Even the little raindrops are nicely shaped.

Okay. Picture number three.



4 responses to “My Back Pages”

  1. Lady-Silvia Avatar

    Great picture to go with a great dream. I always liked the saying” A picture is worth a thousand words”
    Great pictures are the best therapy 🙂

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I just wish that I could remember what the event was… maybe another dream.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    I also enjoy the photo…and your works Ray…maybe my likes stick now 🤓☺️🙋‍♀️ smiles hedy

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. Sure they do. 🙂 I’m not sure that I’m enjoying my work right now. Seems too repetitive. In fact, this picture is just made from a different angle from the one I’m posting tomorrow. I guess I pass by the intersection too often. But, just to the right there are trains. Canadian trains. That’s why I go that way.

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