Madame Butterflies

Everyone, in some small sanctuary of the self, is nuts.

—Leo Rosten

 

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Contemplating at the Window, Monterey Wharf June 2016 – Canon 7D
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“Madame Butterfly”, Santa Cruz, June 25 2016 – Canon 7D

 

I have come to realize —

Watching, admiring, or questioning people highlights my fears about them. It feels safer to observe the ones who wear their crazy on the outside, because I so despise deception. The walls people have built to protect themselves elaborate as SCUBA equipment fascinate me and I enjoy discovering in others slivers of myself that i have never fully accepted.

I have put myself—through a deep religious conversion—in order to learn to change my beliefs——-

 

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Photo Challenge – Pure – “Jack & Jill”

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Jack & Jill – Monterey, 6/11/16 – Canon 7D

Community Photo Challenge

pure |pyo͝oradjective not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material: cars can run on pure alcohol | the jacket was pure wool.• without any extraneous and unnecessary elements: the romantic notion of pure art devoid of social responsibility.• free of any contamination: the pure, clear waters of Montana.• wholesome and untainted by immorality, especially that of a sexual nature: our fondness for each other is pure and innocent.• (of a sound) perfectly in tune and with a clear tone.• (of an animal or plant) of unmixed origin or descent: the pure Charolais is white or light wheat in the coat.• (of a subject of study) dealing with abstract concepts and not practical application: a theoretical discipline such as pure physics. Compare with applied.• Phonetics (of a vowel) not joined with another to form a diphthong.• attrib. ] involving or containing nothing else but; sheer (used for emphasis): a shout of pure anger | an outcome that may be a matter of pure chance.

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