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Thursday, January 05, 2006

 

january back to work-ism


happy fake babies, originally uploaded by trevorsc.

The week after a long holiday (if you had a long holiday) can be pretty grueling. I guess I didn't have too much time off -- I spent three days renovating at home -- but even so, the memory of leisure lingers like the feel of a warm shirt fresh from the dryer. I want it back.

This shot was taken in a Christmas market in Berlin -- little markets had sprung up everywhere in the city where there was room, either in little wooden Bavarian-style huts or the more common trailers, tables, and tents. These dolls were so realistic they scared me. Especially stacked in rows, with price tags on them.

It's raining today, again. Last night I heard thunder. In January. In Toronto. It seems ridiculous. One problem with global warming (I refuse to call it "Climate Change") is that when you see it in action it is fascinating. Surreal. Like seeing a bizarre natural phenomenon, or witnessing history, or a car crashing into your corner store. You want to see unusual things, and global warming is a hugely significant event that you can only see it in bits. The net effect, the real damage, is more elusive.


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