Monday, August 30, 2010

The Road Less Travelled



Photos from the Pt. Reyes stay.

For another sort of detour, see Roy Banfield's Bypass Pilgrim. Roy's regular blog is Walking Home to Fifty, in which he was recording his journey on foot to his origins. The walk was interrupted by unanticipated heart surgery, which he has written about in the above book. It's a wonderfully moving meditation, some in verse, on an experience with which many of us have some familiarity, that of turning the self or a loved one over to the medical system (temporarily, if we are fortunate).

There is quite a wonderful portrait of the artist as a (very) young man on airform archives.

13 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

That ship sure brings some story ideas to mind.

Totalfeckineejit said...

The boat photo is magnificent Sparko.

susan christensen said...

Thanks for the mention of Banfield's book - I am on the verge of seeing my mum thru major surgery mid september, and this sounds an appropriate read.

Don said...

That is a curious building with minarets on the water. What a beautiful place- and only 30 miles from San Fran! (I did my homework)

Poet in Residence said...

Agree completely with TFE. I can almost feel the sun and smell the sea air.

Celeste Bergin said...

I agree--the boat photo just grabs you! Also very much enjoy the mystery of the first photo sliced together. Thanks for the link.

Jasmine said...

Beautiful photography Susan, love the title, reminds me of Robert Frost.

Candace said...

All these photos are wonderful but that second one -- perfect. Thanks for sharing those plus hipping me to the Bypass Pilgrim.

Candace

Emma J said...

Love these photos - curious about those regular worn down pillars. And the book/blog sounds like something I need to check out. Thanks.

ArtSparker said...

Emma- I believe those are pilings for a dock that no longer exists.

notmassproduced said...

i love these images x

Titus said...

Wow photos, thanks for the link.

aleph said...

the last photo caught my eye for a while. the link you talk about is really worth reading. it´s a pleasure to peep in, Susan.