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by Rachele Schneekloth July. 10, 2021 830 views
Elvi

Elvi

Jordan

Jordan

I met Shamika

I met Shamika

Harry

Harry

George

George

Chicago Street

Chicago Street

getting a light

getting a light

my friends Brian and Alex. I saw them as I drove past and took this photo, but when I went back to join them they were already gone! Next time!

my friends Brian and Alex. I saw them as I drove past and took this photo, but when I went back to join them they were already gone! Next time!

Sophia

Sophia

Joey remembered me from the last time I took his picture. He had been having a difficult time, and he told me that our conversation at that time and the photo had really helped him at that moment in his life.

Joey remembered me from the last time I took his picture. He had been having a difficult time, and he told me that our conversation at that time and the photo had really helped him at that moment in his life.

neighbors

neighbors

I met Dea

I met Dea

“Bugs in a Bowl” by David Budbill

Han Shan, that great and crazy, wonder-filled Chinese poet of a thousand years ago, said:

We’re just like bugs in a bowl. All day going around never leaving their bowl.

I say, that’s right! Every day climbing up

the steep sides, sliding back.

Over and over again. Around and around.

Up and back down.

Sit at the bottom of the bowl, head in your hands,

cry, moan, feel sorry for yourself.

Or.

Look around. See your fellow bugs.

Walk around.

Say, Hey, how you doin’?

Say, Nice bowl!

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Chuck Staruch 2 months ago

Love the pics!

2 months ago Edited
Tom Snider 2 months, 1 week ago

Your photos are fun and inspiring, and you've led me to investigate the work of David Budbill.  Thanks!

#6 brings up the question:  Can we now wear socks with our sandals and be cool?  I've been waiting so long . . .  grinning

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Rachele Schneekloth Replied to Tom Snider 2 months, 1 week ago

Hi Tom, thank you so much, and to answer your question, absolutely, I have always maintained that socks with sandals was THE coolest, and for those who thought it was out of style (for example, my teenage children), I say, my level of cool is so much deeper than yours that you don't even know how cool I am. So go for it! smile

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Chuck Staruch Replied to Tom Snider 2 months ago

Somehow young folks make wearing socks with sandals look cool. Not a good look for us older folks!smile

2 months ago Edited
Bridgetevans 2 months, 1 week ago

Love the poem!!  And the pics.

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Rachele Schneekloth Replied to Bridgetevans 2 months, 1 week ago

Thanks Bridget!

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
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