I remember the moment when the glass began to slip. In my fingertips and dangerously close to the safety of the counter. A two-piece device, one inside the other but neither attached to anything else but me. Free and floating. And then the slip. My hand closing around something no longer there. It could have been the Suntory Toki or just bad luck, but most likely it was user error. A clumsiness native to me. A clumsiness with a long and proud lineage of mistake. Clear shards landing like shrapnel around the kitchen. A long sigh emitting from the witnesses.
Suddenly, the focus shifts and the spotlight consumes with its burning back glare. Just where I never want to be even when the circumstances are popular, friendly, or illuminating. I’d rather not appear on the radar. The device had just served its time, pulled its tour of duty and did so with no complaint. A glass vessel designed to deliver happiness shattered into a thousand lost dreams of what could have been. The weekend cut short by work and purpose. One day, taken away. Tomorrow, when the sun rises, the game begins again.
The night enveloped in the soft and the moist, both rare in these parts. Five minutes spared for the exploration. Fingers stroking new buttons and new surfaces. Eyes up, out front. Searching. Seeking and destroying the endless play with split seconds stolen never to be seen again. At least until later when the dissection begins. Texture, noise and color. Lay them out and see where the form and feel take you. This is why I began this silly foray. For this, for times like this. For the five minutes of freedom and mood.
Spectacularly good stuff… truly amazing what resonates in your mind, likewise resonates with me. Well Done Daniel;;;;;;;;;
Thanks, Kim. Even though this was about a ten minute shoot, and I never left the car after the first two mins, it was a blast seeing this place cloaked in that light.
Suntori can do that. Just ask Bill Murray
One of my top ten movies. Never get tired of it.
love you dan
Right back at ya.
While watching your YouTube videos, you advise to make edition of one books to experiment with and that you’ll never sell them. So it had me wondering, is it possible on Blurb for you to preview your experiments without making them available for purchase them since you work there? I think that would be really cool if you were up for sharing any of your conceptual books. Thank you and I really enjoy your content.
Yep, you control the life of the book so private or public. For sale or not for sale, etc. All controlled from your “author page.”