I read about this new way to play with the camera and thought I’d try it since I just happened to have the right style of old Kodak box camera hanging around my house (kudos to my sister for snagging the camera for me at the resale shop she manages). It is one of those cameras that you hold down at your waist and there is a viewfinder on top that you look through. The image is mirror reversed so to get the shot composed you have to move backwards from what you usually do, like you are looking in a mirror. I am no good at that. But I am getting better.
Anyway, in effect, you use your digital camera to take a photo of the view in the lens of the box camera. Now I don’t know what the big thrill is about doing this, but it’s different and when I shared the quote above with a friend, I thought of this weird photo and put the two together.
If you click on the image to make it bigger, you can probably see the toilet plunger sitting in the middle of the picture, just as pretty as you please, like it supposed to be there. It wasn’t! How many times do I miss seeing things that are as plain as the nose on my face? Maybe it is some sort of message from the heavens for me. Who knows? Are there spiritual implications to a toilet plunger?
In other news, it’s been another rough week. He fell again. And now we are working on getting him up and on his feet, again. There are some things working that might be helpful. One never knows for sure. It’s kind of like looking in one of those old box cameras, you aren’t always sure about what you see, because the view is very fuzzy. Sometimes you have to experiment a little bit to get things framed up just right. And even then, you are never quite sure what results you will get. In photography, maybe that is exciting. In life, where my son's future hangs in the balance, it is nerve-wracking. But I can never give up hope that the Light will overcome the darkness. In so many ways, it already has. And I am grateful.