Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Bounderies of Shadow
Yet there I am.
Years ago I would waste the wee hours of the morning away playing import Japanese video games. "Hey," I reasoned. "I'm already up!" I would explore those virtual worlds all night and into the morning. But honestly, there was so much more I could have been doing—so many more creative things that could be brought to life with my time.
Then again, sometimes I'm just restless.
If I'm awake and wandering the streets, I like to think about stories I'm writing or wrestle with inner demons. I'll even talk out loud to myself. No one will hear me and I work out my problems best that way. I can thank ADHD for that. In the future I may walk around in shabby clothes in full daylight while working out my latest plot twists—pushing a shopping cart for full effect. No one will be the wiser.
You can see my progress within the past year here ( Somnambulism) by contrasting the new photographs with the earlier nocturnal ones. Life with an internet enabled camera has brought me from simple lifestreaming to the more interesting photographs I take today. I'm very pleased with my progress even if it does come at the expense of sleep.