Let's stand by the window

by Rachele Schneekloth August. 09, 2021 745 views

Hoyt Lake

Hoyt Lake

Unity Island

Unity Island

I met Hannah

I met Hannah

Bridget and Liz

Bridget and Liz

I met Keri

I met Keri

I met David

I met David

I met Pops

I met Pops

Paul's wildflowers

Paul's wildflowers

I met Clarence

I met Clarence

Frances

Frances

I met Jose who will move to South America when his son Rodrigo who looks like he's about 6 years old finishes college. Jose was so fun to talk to.

I met Jose who will move to South America when his son Rodrigo who looks like he's about 6 years old finishes college. Jose was so fun to talk to.

Brian and Zee

Brian and Zee

"Thinking" by Danusha Lameris

Don't you wish they would stop,

all the thoughts swirling around in your head like

bees in a hive, dancers tapping their way across the stage?

I should rake the leaves in the carport, buy Christmas lights.

Is there really life on Mars? What will I cook for dinner?

There's frost on the front lawn, dry branches

on the stoop. I walk up the driveway to put out the garbage

and think: I should stop using plastic bags,

call my friend whose husband just left her for the nanny

from Sweden, a place I might like to visit.

I wish I hadn't said Patrick's painting looked 'ominous'.

Maybe that's why he hasn't answered my emails.

Does the car need oil? There's a hole in the ozone

the size of Texas, and everything seems to be speeding up.

Come, let us stand by the window and look out

at the light on the field. Let's watch how

the clouds cover the sun, and almost nothing

stirs in the grass.

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Pamela Johnson 6 days, 19 hours ago

Such wonderful portraits!!!!  I wish that I had the courage to approach people to take their picture.

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Tom Snider 2 months, 1 week ago

Wow, Rachele.  As Leon said, the people you photograph look so nice and so normal at the same time -- just people being people.  Reminds me that "nice" and "normal" are pretty much the same thing.

I thought you, and maybe others, would be interested in this article from The Bitter Southerner magazine, about another woman who goes around the city to photograph and talk to people on the street.  In her case she's part of a nonprofit that provides food to homeless people.  It's at https://bittersoutherner.com/feature/2021/hidden-nashville .

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

Thank you for this amazing article, Tom.  I am so inspired by that story. Every city needs a Susan Adcock...

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Camellia Staab 2 months, 1 week ago

Rachele, another one of your beauties. I also want to reiterate what Leon said, you definitely bring out the best in people. My favorite; King for a day, Clarence smile

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Rachele Schneekloth Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much Camellia! Clarence was amazing. All dressed up, sitting by the lake... He was very happy to be photographed.

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Leon Linder 2 months, 1 week ago

So often I see your photos and think "I would like to get to know that person." I sometimes wonder how you meet such great individuals? Keep showing us the good side of humanity.

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Rachele Schneekloth Replied to Leon Linder 2 months, 1 week ago

Thank you Leon, I feel very lucky and grateful to be meeting all of these people. It's the best part! My whole world is expanding and growing every day.

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Colin Massey 2 months, 1 week ago

WOW, such a powerful thought provoking post and the photos are so interesting to look at,  great post thank you

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
Rachele Schneekloth Replied to Colin Massey 2 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much Colin, I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

2 months, 1 week ago Edited
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