Friday, April 29, 2016

Is This the Right Medicine?


Exploring Porto with the Leica M-D from Leica Camera on Vimeo.

This is what I want.  Which part?  The camera, the freedom to make images.  This video is just a romantic lie, in part, but it is the truth, too.  If you don't believe in romantic truths, you needn't watch the video.  If you think that Leicas are stupid cameras that are for BoBos, you may be right, and you shouldn't watch this video.  But if you ever buy silly things, things you don't need, things that will just make you feel a certain way. . . if you ever just want some magic in your life no matter how stupid your desire seems to someone else. . . you might like the video.

I am Jonesing for this camera.  It would be stupid to buy.  It is a stupid idea.

Sometimes you just have to do the wrong thing.

I told you that my life has been under some bad ju-ju lately.  I didn't tell you that it has gotten worse.  It has.  Don't be surprised if I turn up on your couch for a few days this summer.  I need some respite. I get scared at night again and wake with the heebie-jeebies.  I am conscious of all the wrong things.

So. . . maybe a camera would change my life.  Undoubtably it would, but in which direction?  Oh, that one can never predict.

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