Monday, May 19, 2008

hope begins in the dark

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
--Anne Lamott (b.1954) American author

I thought I'd try a nighttime photo of the waterfall on Buffalo Creek at the entrance of Milligan College. Based on my recent caving experience (or experiment), I used a flashlight to "paint" the waterfall, bridge and gazebo with light during the fifteen second exposure. A spot light would have helped, but you get the idea!

My introduction to Anne Lamont was through her powerful book Traveling Mercies. She's brutally honest about her issues and hangups, opinionated about everything, and, well, earthy. She makes me uncomfortable. Which is good. Click here to listen to a public radio interview with her. And click here to watch her interview on the Colbert Report.


  1. Very interesting--you have given me something else to try. I like the results in this photo

  2. Sweet picture and I am glad you included the bit about Anne Lamott. I watched that interview with Colbert and I totally agree with her! See you soon.

  3. brother,

    you keep making me feel like I can touch home. I remember some nice evenings with a particular young lady friend in that gazebo.


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