Here are a few masterpieces of art I enjoyed while visiting the Art Institute of Chicago recently. As evidenced in my photo portraiture, I have a love for faces. We find portraits fascinating because we are fascinated by people like ourselves. We’re also fascinated by people unlike ourselves. It is who we are and that is what makes us delightfully human. Similar but different. Fascinating.
Someone close to me yesterday said “I really need to get out of the house more often. You have shown me a lot of different spots I didn’t know about.”
This was from someone who has lived in the same city and state their whole lives and I think it was one of the saddest things I heard.
Look, I know I am wired differently than most and have an insatiable desire for something new and different. Random beats repetition for me every time.
Sometimes I have to lose myself to find a new direction and the only way I can do that is by exploring more.
6th St, Pearl District looking towards downtown Tulsa in the snow
Hikery at Oxley Nature Center 11/17/2018
iPhone xR front camera 6.6mm f/2.8
Lime motorized scooters are perfect for micro shenanigans and misadventures around town.
“…to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be
capable of being in uncertainty and mystery. And one does not get lost
but loses oneself, with the implication that it is a conscious choice, a
chosen surrender, a psychic state achievable through geography.”
– A Field Guide To Getting Lost