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musings - the other side of myself
by michael woodward
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"I thought I knew, but now I know that rose trees never grow,
in New York city."

for the second weekend in a row, we went to new york for an overnighter.
that makes three times in the past two months we have been to the city,
and before that it was four years ago with azcra and aliona,
who coincidentally called me yesterday for reasons i don't yet know.

if you have been wondering, i haven't intentionally been hiding away, i just
have a lot of new things going on in my life, some that take every spare
moment. there have been both wonderful and not so wonderful things happening,
and i have been learning a lot about myself and the people that i call family.

i have a tendency to see the potential in people and when people don't meet
their potential, i find disappointment follows. part of me wishes i wasn't
blessed (cursed) with that gift, but i am and so i learn to take the bad with
the good and find a middle ground where everyone can meet. it occurs to me
that this applies to many situations i have going on at the moment...

years ago, i read the fountainhead, and it changed me. i think about it now
and how it's words still apply, even to this situation

"Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven. But not those who lack the courage of their own greatness."

perhaps i need to read it again...
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starla From: starla Date: July 7th, 2008 12:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so strange, because I was talking about you and Azcra this weekend... We just started looking at wedding photographers and I said the best ones were in DC.

Where did you stay in NYC?
photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: July 7th, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
the muse, near times sq
azcra From: azcra Date: July 8th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
hey i do weddings and i travel! i can send you wedding samples :)

i also do work for a great, female-owned wedding photograhy business that also takes on weddings outside of the dc area (has even done weddings in the islands).

we should meet up next time we are in the area. the last two trips were kind of last minute and for a only a day each so not much time to see peeps.
starla From: starla Date: July 8th, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
if you wouldn't mind! i would LOVE to see some of your wedding work. we're planning on miami, so not too far from your family, right?

if you ever have a chance in the city, i would love to see you guys again. :)
azcra From: azcra Date: July 8th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
yep, about two hours from the city. give me your email address (not sure if i have your most recent) and I'll send you a link to my work.
starla From: starla Date: July 8th, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
danistar@gmail
thank you!
coronalrain From: coronalrain Date: July 7th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Speak of strange coincidences, we ran into Aliona and her husband on Thursday night....
photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: July 7th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
any idea why she would want to meet with me?
coronalrain From: coronalrain Date: July 7th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
She didn't say anything to me about contacting you so no idea....
mattgrey From: mattgrey Date: July 7th, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
if you are looking for good reads the can help change or help to inspire I recommend The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman.
crossbonesdj From: crossbonesdj Date: July 7th, 2008 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
once i get back to dc, i would love to talk with you again.
photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: July 7th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
i would love that shannon, i was so sorry to hear of your loss. *hugs*
krizsa From: krizsa Date: July 7th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fountainhead was awesome.. Have you read Anthem?
photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: July 7th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
nope, i could not get through atlas shrugged so i kind of gave up on ayn
krizsa From: krizsa Date: July 7th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I totally agree about Atlas Shrugged.. However, Anthem by far a much more easier and entertaining than Atlas Shrugged..
photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: July 7th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
i'll have to check it out, thanks!
From: mischief_bound Date: July 8th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Hugs

As we grow thing change, people change, but my love will always remain. *kiss*
azcra From: azcra Date: July 8th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
what a great quote. makes me feel good about my own self and my ability to forgive.

From: diet_james Date: August 30th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey there Michael it's James. It's certainly been awhile, I hope things are well with you.

I don't know of any other way of contacting you other than here - but someone passed this along to me yesterday and I'd really like to know if you're aware of it:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Goth-Culture-Gender-Sexuality-Style/dp/1845207688/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1219931458&sr=8-1

Please contact me as soon as you have the time. Email is lucyledastray[at]gmail dot com.

Thanks.

-James
brandyp From: brandyp Date: November 5th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
i hope the "not so wonderful" things aren't tragic or overly painful.
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photo_obscura From: photo_obscura Date: December 18th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
no plans at all. if you'd like, i can add you as an owner and you can promote all you want.
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