my mom and i drove down to charleston for my cousin’s wedding. she married a mississippi man. it was absolutely beautiful, a very southern affair. i barely had my camera out (i rarely get to experience a wedding this way) but here are a couple photos i snapped.
stunning candy bar by meredith kirland
unfortunately, i took this before the pulled pork was brought out, but will you look at that?
a gorgeous day, though a bit chilly for south carolina, at pepper plantation.
congratulations caroline and willis!
- Published on March 29, 2010
i’m in charleston and it feels like summer.
- Published on March 28, 2010
maybe a shadow isn’t the absence of light
but evidence of something standing in the light.
- Published on March 24, 2010
barefoot victory garden. yep, this is it! coming (so) soon. in the meantime, a poem:
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry
Love the quick profit, the annual raise,
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future will be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.
So, friends, every day do something
that won’t compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone that does not deserve it.
Denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.
Ask questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.
Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion- put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.
So long as women do not go cheap
for power, please women more than men.
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep
of a woman near to giving birth?
Go with your love to the fields.
Lie easy in the shade. Rest your head
in her lap. Swear allegiance
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
- Published on March 22, 2010
a view from my window when housesitting in san francisco.
- Published on March 21, 2010