Fathers And Sons

Look to the west.

We listened to a podcast this morning that stopped me in my tracks. It’s a conversation between Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen.

I know what some of you are thinking. It’s not about that. Liberal or Conservative, Democrat or Republican, this is worth listening to. You’ll learn something about the two men. More importantly, you might learn something about yourself.

They discussed their fathers and how they helped them grow, or didn’t. Mostly, they didn’t. Obama’s heritage is well known. Springsteen’s not so much.

I relate to Springsteen’s story much more than Obama’s. I’ll stop there because I’m not quite really explore those depths and write about them. Let’s just say I am what I am despite my upbringing.

Springsteen did say something funny that can be taken one of two ways. He said that he dresses like a blue collar worker, but he never worked a day in his life. You can take that at face value.


You can take it the way that I did. Even though every musician that I know says they are working or that music is their job. It’s the kind of job that they love doing. In that way they have never had a job. They enjoy what they do.

Do you?

Into the sky. That’s what caught my attention. The crazy, almost exploding sky.

Look at it. Please.

It’s almost like an upside down beach with the waves leaving trails in the newly exposed sand.

I’ve seen a lot of sunsets and I don’t think that I’ve ever seen one like this.

I did what I could to make the proper exposure so that it would be easy work in post production.

I helped it a bit. The result is what you see here. For me, the real trick was to keep the buildings in silhouette while retaining just enough light on them to let them glow.

Let’s see what happen today.



7 responses to “Fathers And Sons”

  1. sloppy buddhist Avatar

    very much so…I also love my past work experiences…even the ugly parts taught me who I am…I’m pleased I escaped the university landscape…sending you joy Ray ~ smiles hedy ☺️

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      AS MCC says, there are no useless days. Light or dark, they all matter.


  2. rothpoetry Avatar

    I turned it upside down and it does look like a beach! :>)


    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      I’m pretty sure that it can be whatever you want it to be.

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      1. rothpoetry Avatar

        That is the way art is supposed to be!! :>)

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Once I wrote a dissertation about making meaning of photographs. I studied two distance New Orleans cultures. It took me 212 pp to complete the work. Then, I remember something John Lennons said when he was asked what his songs meant. “Whatever you want them to be.” It took him six words to say what I said in 212pp.

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      3. rothpoetry Avatar

        A word of wisdom for sure!

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