Big Beautiful World 46 – White

It’s a big, beautiful world out there. Please enjoy it responsibly.

Hey. Happy New Year!

So I took a new job that is interesting and weird and challenging and fun and SO MUCH TO LEARN and for the last few months it has eaten my life. And that’s OK because, you know. It’s never a bad thing to learn things, and I’m all “stable responsible citizen” now (we’ll see how long that lasts) but my fingers have been ITCHY for the camera. New year, new resolve to focus on the things that nourish my soul.

One of the things I bought myself to help in the care and feeding of my soul is a Big Book o’ Photography Prompts. That’s not really what it’s called, it’s something like, 100 Photography Prompts, but Big Book o’ sounds funnier and so I am going with it. I’m on prompt #2, which is “White”, however I choose to interpret it. I have an archived series of photos with a white flower in a white vase on a reflective black surface that I thought I could sneakily tap into and edit, but then I thought, no, the point is to take new photos. I had a moment of snark where I thought, I could just walk downtown, since my town sports a pretty homogeneous racial demographic, but then I thought there are so many ways I could potentially offend my friends and neighbors, why take the low road? No snow on the ground and thank you very much, global warming. I don’t wear white clothing, or have white walls, my cats are black…

My cats.

Sebastian, handsome tuxedo-clad he-beast that he is, has an impressive set of whiskers. He lost the long white eyebrow whiskers when he was vaccinated (no one has explained to me why, I just know that’s what happened) but his cheeks whiskers are long and white and majestic. And they make my world more beautiful.

THOSE WHISKERS, THO.

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