Hunter's Moon October 2019
**Scott Carrier and HomeBrave.com**
If you have never heard of Scott Carrier, I highly recommend his podcast. He is sensitive, and his approach to a subject is most unique. He has a beautiful, compelling voice, and his delivery is heartfelt and honest. Introduce yourself this way. Go to ThisAmericanLife.org and listen to podcast #181 The Friendly Man. Then check out his website.
**Someone Else's Blues**
I am a pretty fortunate person. I found what I wanted to do early in life. I have a lot of distant friends and a few close ones. I always have enough money to cover my expenses. I have a few roofs over my head, two good pets, a great wife and soulmate. I ride my bike nearly every day. Every minute is mostly my decision as to what I want to do with it, which is priceless. I am healthy so far. My body doesn't ache too bad. All this and, I was born in America. Yet as easily as the mood of a song, I can feel so blue and sad, with a tinge of sorry for myself. David Bromberg wrote a song called Someone Else's Blues. That's exactly what it is. Somebody creeped in my mind while I was sleeping and broke a knife off in my emotions. I've learned to deal with it. I don't think I am any different than anyone else. It used to last for days when I was younger, but now it goes away pretty fast. I've come to believe it is part of my creative process, just as is procrastination. It's the cusp of change or a new direction. I can feel it. I am right at the wall of change, but can't seem to climb over. That's when this blue feeling makes it's way inside. Here's the funny thing. I know the answer is take a deep breath and get to work. Stop staring at the blank piece of paper and write something. Wet the watercolors. Fire up the computer and printer. Get the camera on a tripod. Stop feeling sorry for myself.
In the mid 90's Keith Carter took me on several assignments. It is great to watch anyone do anything beautifully. He was an asset to observe. We were in Brazil and in a no where place. I asked "Keith, how do you start?" He pointed to an interesting building and said let's go in there. He walked inside looking for a human, and started making images, and just like that the assignment began. He taught me that it is just that easy. Just writing this has helped me put a foot up on the wall. So thank you for this group therapy session.
Happy Full Moon. Get Outside.