Monday, November 12, 2007
I noticed this morning for the first time (while Jake was howling at a passing firetruck) that it's gotten cold enough to produce small, ephemeral clouds just by breathing - or howling. Jake was able to create a rather huge cloud with his siren song. I've always loved that phenomena. I know it's ordinary, and that these clouds disappear instantly, but it always feels magical, at least to me. I'm also a big fan of fogged up mirrors and windows, too. Why? Oh ... who knows why these things make me happy, but they do, they really do.
Cheap thrill number two? It rained much of the night last night, another sign that the pattern of drought has been broken. Thank God! Thank God, too, for the invention of comforters. When it's raining outside it's such a luxurious feeling to snuggle underneath my comforter, even if I do have insomnia, as I did last night.
The show at Groovy DC was a complete success, another luminous cheap thrill. All but two of the framed photos sold within the first hour of the event. Several other matted prints also sold quickly. I received many wonderful compliments about my work, too. A couple of people gave me their phone numbers and asked me to come photograph their neighborhoods. It was so encouraging! I felt like I was in a movie all night. Super excellent cheap thrills!
I've always said that the key to a happy life was cheap thrills, but I used to believe I was being ironic when I said it. Right at the moment I'm understanding the wisdom of this idea. Cheap thrills? C'mon. Yeah!