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Hands and nightstands

Good Morning!

Becky from Whosies commented on a recent post and let me know about her Nightstand Play Along.  I snapped a picture of mine this morning.  To be honest, the nightstand is probably the neatest spot in my bedroom (notice how I rarely photograph any other section of the room?  Life as seen through the lens is just so much more tidy…). I cleaned the nightstand up not too long ago, and so there are very few things that don’t belong:

  • the Luna bar and coffee I am having for breakfast
  • a hair clip that I removed from my hair before bed two nights ago
  • a clay-covered barrette that I removed from my hair before bed last night
  • a scrap of cardboard that I used last week to deflect my camera flash when I took a picture of something in low light
  • a post-it note with a list of things to do, most of which were done last week sometime.
  • half a bag of mint M&Ms from Christmas (what? we stock up in November. doesn’t everybody?)
  • the protective case for my Palm
  • the phone cord, which should be hidden around the back of the night stand

Looks like a long list, but really, it’s not that bad.  What to play along?  Check out Becky’s blog.

Self Portrait Thursday

Now, do you remember back in January when I mentioned that it would be fun to do a flickr project about hands?  Well, I know it’s been several months, but I’m ready to start.  I’ll post more about this next week, but essentially, I’d like to spend the month of July photographing my hands – one photo every day – going about their business.  That means there will be hands holding coffee cups, smooshing clay, and folding laundry, among other things.  I’ll create a flickr group so that you may join along with me if you like.  More details to come!

Now my hands and I need to go smoosh some clay and then type up some words about smooshing clay, for a little secret project that we really shouldn’t have waited this long to begin.  That’s what we do, my hands and I.  We procrastinate.  Happy Thursday!

4 thoughts on “Hands and nightstands

  1. You might like the Spanish movie, “Volver” – I show it to my students (I’m a college Spanish teacher) because the director focuses on women’s hands (always engaged) throughout the film. The beginning of the film is a bit strange/disagreeable. Almodóvar, the Director, is making a “comment” about Spanish culture that is sometimes hard for Americans to understand. Nonetheless, the images in the movie (related to hands) are very beautiful. Women’s hands work, comfort, create, etc.

    1. Sounds interesting. I sat down a few months ago and made a list of 15 or so things hands do over the course of the day, and I’d barely scratched the surface!

  2. i think the temptation to dust the nightstand would just be tooooo hard to resist.
    .-= See Lori’s latest blog post: our willingness to reimagine =-.

    1. Heh. Just back up far enough that the dust isn’t noticeable 😉
      .-= See Lisa’s latest blog post: Seasons change =-.

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