Sunday, October 5, 2008

5 Blocks

What I saw today... within the distance of 5 blocks.

On the first block, a lady is waiting for the bus. The flowers resting on top of the bag and the elongated shadows against the bright sun stopped me at my track.

I called this one, "Spring Time Fresh Guadalupe". On the second block, I found the juxtaposition of the religious mural and the advertisement of household products thought provoking and humorous at the same time.

Two blocks away, I found this newspaper man taking a doze in the middle of the day. He was oblivious to anyone passing by. It must have been a good dream.

Painting on the ceiling of an old theater turned into a swapmeet. Read an article in L.A. Times a few months back on how developers want to renovate it and evict the tenants .

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Can I Still Be My Mother's Daughter?

by Barbara Lynn Terry

Can I still be my mother's daughter?
Can we still bond together?
Is there still a chance we may succeed,
In being the friends each of us need?

I am in my mid life now;
But can I still show,
How much of a daughter I can be,
Even tho this girl she cannot see?

Can she still from Heaven's view,
See my aura's female hue?
Can we still accept each other,
As mother and wonderful daughter?

Can we bond together in our souls,
Making each one of us complete and whole?
Is it possible for though she's not here,
To bond in our souls without fear?

Can I still without fear and bother,
Be my mother's daughter?

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Echo Park Lotusless Festival

I took a walk around Echo Park, the site of the annual Lotus Festival. Every year there is a boat race, food and various cultural entertainment, as well as art and photo contest. Visitors from all over southern California make the trip to see the lotus bloom during this time of the year. It has been a couple of years since I attended the festival. The last time I went, the lotus had a late blossom. While it was disappointing, at least there was lotus to see. When I went there for a preview this morning, there was no lotus at all. What I saw was a park maintenance worker fishing out sludge and floating garbage out of the water. I asked him about happened to the lotus, and he told me that the water had been contaminated. I thought to myself, "how could they have a lotus festival without lotus?" It's like having a birthday party for someone who's dead. Nonetheless, it's still a nice place to take a stroll or nap under a shade. I snapped off these couple of shots while I was there.

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