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"Value the original, fragile and rough; that’s the art."

Read this quote in a NYT article on Matisse today.  

 It was referencing how disappointed Matisse was with his book of cutouts, Jazz. He felt that all the texture and roughness had been smoothed out and that it had lost it’s soul.  

The quote made me think in another direction, though.  

It made me think of the difference between an experience and the record of an experience.  I wrestle with this all the time when I find myself somewhere unique or doing something interesting. The urge to photograph or record is so strong it’s hard to resist, but I inevitably feel like I’ve lost something as I turn my attention to capturing the experience rather living it.  I’m so glad I have the pictures I do, but I’ll confess I find myself leaving my camera behind more and more often and valuing the “original” experience more.

#fromwhereirun  (at Big Bay Creek Edisto Island)

#fromwhereirun (at Big Bay Creek Edisto Island)

"To act upon ones convictions while others wait.
To create a positive force where cynics abound.
To provide information to people when it wasn’t available before.
To offer those who want it a choice.
To the American People whose thirst for understanding and a better life has made this venture possible.
For the cable industry whose pioneering spirit caused this great step forward in communication
And for those employees of Turner Broadcasting, whose total commitment to their company has brought us together today.
I dedicate the news channel for America.
The Cable News Network"

Ted Turner, (written by Ed Kessler) at the dedication of CNN. June 1st, 1980.

For some reason these are always associated with travel for me. I have a very clear memory of sitting at a National Airlines gate at the old airport in Charleston, SC with my mom and brother, eating Lance Toast-Chee crackers and waiting to go walk out across the taxiway and climb those cool stairs into the plane. They still taste the same. #memories #1970s #nationalairlines #CHS #lance  (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

For some reason these are always associated with travel for me. I have a very clear memory of sitting at a National Airlines gate at the old airport in Charleston, SC with my mom and brother, eating Lance Toast-Chee crackers and waiting to go walk out across the taxiway and climb those cool stairs into the plane. They still taste the same. #memories #1970s #nationalairlines #CHS #lance (at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

Low Tide #nofilter  (at Edisto Beach)

Low Tide #nofilter (at Edisto Beach)

10 years ago today, I started the best job of my life (so far). #exciting #exhilarating #exhausting #ilovemyjob #fromwhereiwork #cnn

10 years ago today, I started the best job of my life (so far). #exciting #exhilarating #exhausting #ilovemyjob #fromwhereiwork #cnn

The #textures and #patterns here caught my eye when I happened across this. Can anyone guess what it is?

The #textures and #patterns here caught my eye when I happened across this. Can anyone guess what it is?