Much like making gravy, photographing the moon has become somewhat of a nemesis for me. No matter how many times I attempt it, or how many articles I read on it, I just cannot seem to capture what so many seem to be able to. I find it particularly annoying because I have a certain adoration for the moon that goes back to my childhood. When people I loved were not near, I always found a certain amount of comfort in the thought that we could see the same moon no matter how far apart we were. I had hoped today’s “Super moon” might be my break though but, sadly, it was not. It did, however, get me out of bed early to spend a few minutes indulging the child I use to be.
Lao Tzu said. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” I’d like to add, as a reminder for myself…you’ll never finish the journey if you don’t keep walking.
“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” Isaac Newton
I love libraries. However, I have long struggled with the new Des Moines library, especially if you remember it previous location. What is now the World Food Prize building is a beautiful old structure that looks very much like what might have been someone’s home in bygone days. A stark comparison to today’s library that is completely made of glass.
Admittedly, at night, when all the lights from inside turn it into a see-through marvel, it has a certain appeal. Still, during the day, the pinkish hue has always been a bit of a turn-off for me. Until I started to notice its ability to reflect its surroundings and how those reflections change along with the changing light of the day.
So, expect to see a few more pictures from me of this chameleon-like space. It really does have a beauty all its own.