Who We Are

I wanted to create today, but I was stymied. I had free time, but not enough for a full-fledged photography adventure. When I looked at the readily available subjects in my house, yard, and neighborhood, I bored myself.

Standing in my kitchen surrounded by dirty dishes, laundry, and a cluttered kitchen table, I discovered a solution--clutter. I would photograph what our house looks like on a random Wednesday. I allowed myself only the fifteen minutes remaining on the muffins in the oven and set a rule that I could not move or manipulate anything.

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I knew the results would show that we are untidy, but I didn't expect them to show so much more about us. In addition to being clutterers, we are many things.

We are artists.

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We are musicians.

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We defy categorization and are a bit odd.

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We are swimmers.

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And if our clutter is to be believed, more than anything else, we are readers.

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Knowing that our messes speak volumes about us makes me feel better about the state of things here. So much so that I may have a muffin and read a novel instead of folding those towels.