Side of the Road
My iTunes: This Time by Jonathan Rhys Meyers from the soundtrack to August Rush
First off, let me say how excited I am that I actually have people reading my blog now! It seemed to happen overnight. I went from getting the occasional comment from my faithful reader in Philly to getting 12 comments on my last post! And the number of visitors has broken into the thousands! Thanks for visiting, and for commenting!
Since several people commented on yesterday's photo that Project: Yellow inspired them to take pictures of the lines on the road, I thought this would be a good image for today. I was actually in my car when I took it. I don't remember where I was going, but I had the windows down and the music up, and as I glanced out the window as I was driving, I thought, "That looks like a good picture." So I pulled off to the side of the road, whipped out my camera, and got this.
I like the composition and the two different axes of emphasis. It reminds me of Hagia Sophia because of the dual axes and the way that your eyes are drawn upward to the heavens. But only an art historian would make a connection between a rural landscape of a cornfield and one of the most majestic pieces of architecture known to man.
As for the latest news on my back: surgery is scheduled for 23 April, and I am not allowed to take any ibuprofen for the entire week preceding... I'm not sure how I'm going to survive that week, seeing as right now I'm taking narcotics and 800 mg of ibuprofen four times a day just to bring the pain down to a manageable level. Without medication, I have a hard time walking. We'll see how things go... The 23rd can't come too soon for me.
11 days and counting...