Little muse…

A man walks the street by night, he is drunk and some robbers fight with him until they rob him a five dollars bill. The drunken beaten man sees him from the asphalt, think a bit and says “Really? Did you beat me for five dollars? I thought you wanted the five hundred dollars in my shoe…” joke drums.

Well, tonight some robbers entered to the home were I am currently living, and they stole my laptop, my tablet and my camera… the one that was with me and with you across the life of this blog. They didn’t touch my books, some of them are quite rare and hard to find, nor my clothes or the memories of my elders. But also is truth that I almost have nothing… the important is that I am well, that I don’t rob to others and that I still appreciate you the same dear reader. Nothing changes.

I am not attached to things, they are here to be a time with us, to help us, but our will is much more important, my drawings and everything was made with my mind and heart, the devices were just there to help me and I am grateful for them, I hope they end with a good person that can make music, art, architecture, essays, dreams, and photography as I did because I always thought is a pity to have a machine and don’t use it to its maximum. More than the loss of the laptop I am sorry because it was a gift of my older brother; more than the lost of the tablet I am sorry because I read with it so many books and discover worlds; more than the lost of my camera (with gigas of photographs still there) is the loss of a way to share with you what I see, now those are in my memory.

About the robbers, well, I think they are sick and need treatment. I don’t think there is evil, but just sickness. My country is a third world one but there is work for the people that wants one.

Anyway, I guess it was time to rest of such devices anyway. xD

Take care so much dear reader, greatings from far away. n_n

Afternoon in the gas station

There is something special about gas stations, they are nodes to stories: the couple taking a time to be alone in a faraway place: the truck driver one day more in the long route across our deserts, jungles, beaches and mountains; a person traveling to a place not knowing if he’s going to come back again.

An afternoon in the gas station.

A whole twilight in the reflection

I don’t know how to drive a car. I don’t like them so much because they mean to me traffic and be prisoner of it; but I love two things: the emblems of their brands, being my favorite symbol ever the amazing (introduced in 1997) one from Mazda; and the way their reflections curve the world and blends the sky.

This particular reflection made me evoke glasses of wine in my parents home. Taste of memories.

Yahoo!

(The tittle is of course a reference to Gulliver’s Travels by Swift)

It took me a few days but I got to move thousands of photographs from my Smugmug account to Flickr. Smugmug is a nice and capable service but my resources are these times a bit more limited so I was worried to get in problems in the future and have a blog full of white boxes instead of photographs. So, being here or not, the photographs are going to stay.

To me it’s more comfortable to have my photographs in an online storage service because this way I don’t fill my storage limit in WordPress, for example with thousands of posts I just occupy approximately 17 megabytes of 3000 megabytes allowed to my free account because the photographs here are more links to previously Smugmug and now Flickr, otherwise my photographs use to weight between 5 to 15 megabytes so in less of a year I would be reached my limit. Besides I saw that my photographs are reproduced with high quality from Flick so it’s actually quite good. My thanks to Smugmug service. If you reader would ask if one is better than the other I’d say that Smugmug is nicer to arrange and customize your galleries, excellent support and it seems safer to protect your photographs; Flickr is nicer to have more exposure and it’s free, sometimes that alone can weight a lot when you aren’t a professional photographer, just a guy with a camera.

The other task was to replace the photographs uploaded to Smugmug account in WordPress (I’ve almost finished it) with the same photographs but uploaded to Flickr so you are not going to notice a change ;-)