The Ambitious Drifter

Words, Images and The Occasional Noise

A Hat Full Of Light.


For a moment today, time stands still — but you can tweak one thing while it’s stopped. What do you do?  Photographers, artists, poets: show us STILLNESS.

Stillness is the essence of photography. We have captured a moment, somewhere around 1/200th of a second or less. Our cameras let us decide how small a slice of reality we want to have.  Once taken, the image is ours. We can concentrate on seeing what we wanted to see, or begin to notice what else was there. A final tweak, we can begin to see what isnt really there, artifacts of our imagination.

Time does stand still, it’s a dimension. We, however, continue to move within it.  Photography, art and literature are our attempts to  make sense of what we see as we drift forever downstream.

If time could be stopped

I’d walk across the glassy water

Filling my hat full of light.


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9 thoughts on “A Hat Full Of Light.

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    • Hi Peter
      Recently I saw a great exhibition of sculptor and photographer Ulrich Westerfolke – your photos and comments remind m o his work and philosophy.


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