My life through a different lens

You may remember I went on a social media disconnect before. This time, it’s all going. Yes, I have a Facebook account FOR work, that I use AT WORK solely to contact customers I can’t reach via any other means. I have no friends on there (purposefully).

X Twitter, X Instagram, X LinkedIn if I can figure out how to do it because that site layout is ancient? Ok I figured it out. Gone. Goodreads, gone. It’s all gone. The only thing I have left online is this blog and my Pinterest because it’s taken me so long to curate and I honestly love it.

Anyways. I asked the people that I follow/follow me online to follow me here, so if you’ve made the switch and haven’t been here before – welcome! There’s a lot of shit on here! Browse! Frolic! Don’t steal my crap!

(Seriously, if you use anything, just give credit where it’s due).

My life through a different, yet same, lens. When I started this blog I had a beautiful Canon DSLR to take pictures on. It’s since broken and been replaced several times by other cameras. But somehow now all I reach for is my iPhone because it’s so accessible, and let’s be honest, can make a great image.

Now that I’m back here on the blog and will be posting more frequently, I’ve decided to break out the fancy gear and bring it back to slow, intentional photography. Sure, there will still be a lot of iPhone shots because it’s always in my pocket. I just want to reach back to the time when I enjoyed being creative, in hopes that it gets re-injected and I feel good about it.

So here’s the first shot. New Year, same me. And that’s alright.

M.

mandyjoy

after and

In this life I am the after and

I’m Labrador and pepper, butter and oranges

I made no mistake, I know where I stand

I’m minutes, I’m flowers

When the funeral is done

Imagine seeing me at my best

I’m me,

After you,

After and.

M.

forget.release

meet me at my watery edges
cast your judgements aside
and find that you are free
there are no eyes on you
but mine
forget
release
accept fate and all of its disclaimers
the distance between you and your desires
is a fleeting thought
amongst the rot of your doubt
forget
release
cast your judgements aside
and breathe your deepest breath
the only thing holding you back
is you.

M.

every night

maybe I do
go to the valley of the shadow of us
every night
I smell that woodsmoke
I see that constellation
I am alone in the
in-between
where you and I were
and whatever’s next
it’s safe to say
there’s nobody like you
it’s safe to say
I broke my heart too
every night
I burn away the memories
I block out the sky
I am alone in the
in-between
where you and I
were you and I

 

M.

kintsukuroi

waiting for something
that resembles gold
when life is a whole lot of copper
maybe tomorrow will be different
when the sun breaks
they call it dreaming
but i’m most often awake
to watch the clouds slide by
and every second feels like i’m too late
feeling my days slip away
from the same point of view
less of me, more of you
always more of you
when i jump the gun and wave this town away
watching the sunset in my mirror
i hope i still own myself
that it was worth all the trials
that took the tiny pieces of me
and made me make my own armor
i hope i can say
whats left of me
is the gold i am missing

 

M.