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5-4-07

5-4-07

Day 266 of 365 days.

So all this week I’ve been telling a continuing story of what my life has been like on the road as a drifter. I was intending to finish that story today. Unfortunately I didn’t have a really good idea.

I was wishing I knew someone with a barn. I wanted to get a girl dressed up like a farmers daughter and then go make out with her in a bail of hay for the story. But I don’t know anyone with a barn, and I was way too lazy to go look.

Then my friends and I decided to go see the new Spiderman movie, and before I left I took this picture thinking I’d use today to talk about how in my travels I was bitten by a radio active spider and given great power, but with that great power I learned came a great responsibility.

But then as I was posting this pic, I realize that today was day 265. There are only 100 days left in this project. Wow. I’ve just been reflecting on that for the past few minutes. Last year, 100 days seemed like such a long time. In fact, day 100 seemed like a huge accomplishment. Today. Well, not so much. 100 days seems like nothing. Like time that will just flow by. I am now beginning to think about life after 365. Will I keep going? I think I will. But its odd. Taking a 366th picture somehow feels like committing to another year, and a year 2 does seem like a very long time. What would I do to fill up a second year of self portraits? On the other hand, this process has made me love photography more and more every day. Its made me consider it as a serious career option rather than just a hobby. Its made me love being an artist again (something that I had burnt out on some time ago) and I just can’t imagine waking up on day 366 and not wanting to take a picture. The very idea of not taking a picture of myself every day seems simply ludicrous.

So I don’t know what I’m going to do. 265 days in, and I’m less sure of where this journey ends than I was on day 1.

But the experience has been worth it every step of the way.

365 days

14 comments for “5-4-07

  1. avatar
    May 4, 2007 at 11:53 pm

    Dude, this picture is practically perfect. You creeping out of all the negative space with just the right amount of light. Well done.

    By the way, I thought about hitting that mark too. Don’t know what to do at that point.

  2. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 12:02 am

    sigh… here I was feeling all good about Monday being my Day 100. Now you’ve got me feeling like, "uh, so what?" Thanks a lot. Oh yeah, and congrats on Day 265.

  3. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 12:27 am

    @Whiffleboy: glad you like it. Thank you. I’m sure I’ll keep going for at least a little while. At this point I just don’t feel done yet. Sometimes taking my daily shot is a struggle. But I need to feel finished and I don’t. And I can’t imagine gettting there in only 100 more days.

    @lrayholly: No no no… you have it all wrong. The whole point is that 365 is about personal discovery. 100 days is supposed to feel huge to you. it certainly did to me. I never thought I’d hit 100 days. Now that I only have 100 days left, it feels like nothing. I think that’s how it supposed to feel when you get to 265. *shrug*

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    May 5, 2007 at 12:54 am

    Oh ok 😀 Yippee for you & Yippee for me! Nice pic too, btw

  5. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 1:01 am

    @lrayholly: thank you.

  6. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 6:20 am

    I feel like an old timer myself with the project being in the 200’s.

    But cheer up. Today is Free Comic Book Day!!!


    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  7. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Why didn’t you wear your black costume t-shirt for this shot? It would’ve been perfect!

  8. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 9:57 am

    @Mikey aka DaSkinnyBlackMan: you know, I never actaully bother with Free Comic Day. It just seems like too much effort.

    @MegaBee: I thought about that, then decided I didn’t care. *shrug*

  9. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Great shot and even better words. I am 4 days away from 265 and have been thinking about that a lot as well…100 did seem amazing at the time. I never thought I would get that far.
    I am not sure what I will do when I get to day 365, and I’m glad I have another 104 days to think about it. 😉

  10. avatar
    May 5, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    @sadandbeautiful (Sarah): yeah… its weird but exciting at the same time. And you’re doing great. I love what your photography has become over the last year.

  11. avatar
    May 6, 2007 at 12:55 am

    Nice lighting, again!

    I missed free comic book day? Wow, I’m so totally out of the comic loop. *sigh*

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  12. avatar
    May 6, 2007 at 1:30 am

    @Sick Little Monkey: Actually, you missed it by even less than you think. It was Saturday, not Friday. I generally skip it, but I was out shopping near a comic shop (not my regular one) and decided I might as well stop in and get some free loot. So I did that.

    Thanks for liking the lighting.

  13. avatar
    May 6, 2007 at 9:08 am

    Love the lighting here.

  14. avatar
    May 6, 2007 at 10:18 am

    @dkleinst: Thank you.

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