Turning Back

It was kind of a slow night at gamelan rehearsal last night.

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I can’t tell a lie, I gotta little bored and started looking at some photobooks I got out of the library just before rehearsal.

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It was a nice combination, Javanese gamelan and Robert Adams’ photographs, the book Turning Back.

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They are mostly pictures of clear cuts in Oregon, and yet there is a great beauty to the tragedy documented in the pictures.

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Despite all that is broken, there is still beauty in the world.

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There are some lovely thoughts at the back of the book too, accompanied by some photographs of apples made close to Adams’ home:

Photography is inherently fragmentary, and I find I base my faith on perfect moments.

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