Straight Diagonals

By: Gustav Hoiland

Jun 10 2013

Category: architecture

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Focal Length:24mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Home Space

A small mound of cherry pits and stems rests alongside a Pilot pen on a heavyweight sketch book. The very sketchbook I purchased years ago for some kind of art class. The tome that I hacksawed in half in an effort to make it less cumbersome. Perhaps four pages remain white. The rest were long ago landfilled.

All part of an effort to use things up. To wear the rain jacket to and past its point of utility and then to release from further obligation. To wear holed socks at least a couple times before throwing them under the sink to be later reincarnated as rags.

The problem is that many things don’t work in this cycle. Books don’t get read until they’re unreadable. The good ones linger, increase the weight of one’s worldly possessions, remind one faintly of something learned or experienced. One cannot throw away a book. Lend, yes, often wanting it to be a permanent interest-free deal.

Cherry pits begone.

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