Time to get off Facebook as a political forum, me. Mo’ betta, time for me to get to work changing shit with the folks to whom the results actually matter. Social change is where you find it. For me it ain’t here. Good luck to all of us; it’s likely to be a bumpy ride.
The image captures tools at rest; the gloves imply a human working hand. I shot this image because the light from a setting sun caused the handles and the wedge to glow, as if satisfied with their day’s work. The absent wood chopper is present in the objects at rest (Giacometti called it the presence of absence in his sculpted figures). It is an ongoing story of ritual, survival, and the peace that is often a part of the day’s end and work well done.
Getting off the Facebook chatter highway is related to many things, not the least of which was my growing sense of wasting my time in useless political debate for my own personal satisfaction. The issues we face as a nation are too big for a Trump-like aggrandizement of self. In other words, Michael , get up off yer butt, go to the woodshed (as metaphor) and start choppin’ wood. (Van Morrison once said that in song about his process).
Simply put, git to work.
Photo by Michael Lebowitz. All rights reserved.