Saturday, December 28, 2019
The gloomy weather continues. I am worse. I made a mistake this morning and read the news. There is a nine degree above average heat blob of water in the Pacific Ocean. The climate is turning against us. Putin, the Russian scientist, says that many things cause climate shifts. A slight change in the tilt of the earth's axis, he says. . . . Yes, Putin and his colleague Professor Trump have studied the problem and cannot say that humans are effecting the climate. Maybe some, but we don't know how much. It's a big universe.
This photo was taken in '78. See? The weather was bad. There has always been bad weather.
This is a photo to make your heart sink. Why would I have taken such a photograph? It makes you wonder if Eggleston ever had a happy day in his life. He seems to find beauty where there is no joy.
And then there is Arbus and Winnogrand and the rest.
Maybe I should cast my eye in a different direction.