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 if each day could just remain a series of moments of elation and laughter, that would be completely fine with me. 
 great conversations, hot cups of delicious aromatic teas, healthy foods that are textural and nuanced in the best ways, the realization that your body is vulnerable but powerful, sharing stories with friends, solitary observational fulfilling walks in strange places, community engagement, riding the train home in no time flat, preparation of a great meal, watching films that do it for you, sleep at a late yet appropriate hour, and dreams dreams dreams of fantastical everythings. 
 more please, more. please more. 
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if each day could just remain a series of moments of elation and laughter, that would be completely fine with me.

great conversations, hot cups of delicious aromatic teas, healthy foods that are textural and nuanced in the best ways, the realization that your body is vulnerable but powerful, sharing stories with friends, solitary observational fulfilling walks in strange places, community engagement, riding the train home in no time flat, preparation of a great meal, watching films that do it for you, sleep at a late yet appropriate hour, and dreams dreams dreams of fantastical everythings.

more please, more. please more.

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—-  nighttime develops a cool ice grip nearing 8°F, and a single figure on crutches shuffles across the square.  each person in the nearby shops and down the frigid alleyways clutch the collar of their coats, in an attempt to capture as much body-warmth as possible.  the dime savings bank of brooklyn looms o’er with a historical stoutness, and the developing windstorm skirts the edges.  —-

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nighttime develops a cool ice grip nearing 8°F, and a single figure on crutches shuffles across the square.

each person in the nearby shops and down the frigid alleyways clutch the collar of their coats, in an attempt to capture as much body-warmth as possible.

the dime savings bank of brooklyn looms o’er with a historical stoutness, and the developing windstorm skirts the edges.

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 hark! 
 to the complete death of self-doubt, fear, consternation, silence, and regret. 
 the city may be crumbling, the seas may be roiling, and the stars may be fading away into the dark bleak black of outer space, but you have the chance, right now, to make something of substance. 
 each moment a gift, each new conversation a positive charge to the soul, each whisper, each hug hello-goodbye, each i-love-you, each chat, each knowing silent shared bemused gaze. 
 these are my new gold brick, and i aim to build this house of creativity piece by piece. 
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hark!

to the complete death of self-doubt, fear, consternation, silence, and regret.

the city may be crumbling, the seas may be roiling, and the stars may be fading away into the dark bleak black of outer space, but you have the chance, right now, to make something of substance.

each moment a gift, each new conversation a positive charge to the soul, each whisper, each hug hello-goodbye, each i-love-you, each chat, each knowing silent shared bemused gaze.

these are my new gold brick, and i aim to build this house of creativity piece by piece.

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 no matter how large the quarrel, immense the woe, long the heartache, drawn out the drama, silent the fear, or incapacitating the anger…upon the first glimpse of a potential resolution, please make sure to schedule in an ice cream break. 
 it’s sweet and creamy, refreshing and lovely. a scoop of the supple beauty revitalizes and cleanses the mind of most stresses. 
 and even if you return back to the previous state of being, at the least, you’ve made an honest go of it. you’re going to be fantastic. 
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no matter how large the quarrel, immense the woe, long the heartache, drawn out the drama, silent the fear, or incapacitating the anger…upon the first glimpse of a potential resolution, please make sure to schedule in an ice cream break.

it’s sweet and creamy, refreshing and lovely. a scoop of the supple beauty revitalizes and cleanses the mind of most stresses.

and even if you return back to the previous state of being, at the least, you’ve made an honest go of it. you’re going to be fantastic.

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 people with dreams and hopes are out there. 
 the remnants of conversation, delicious meals being source and prepared, countless heartaches, numerous joys, a thousand people shouting, millions of people singing melodies softly amidst the murmur of a city under the blanket of a waning winter. 
 the desolation of history is out there. this is a nod to the memory of the chandler piano co. sign i had seen unearthed by transition construction this past week. 
 the only thing lost by not taking a look is everything you may potentially gain. some times it seems so simple, and so furiously complex all at the same time. 
 peering through that rainy, grimy, beautiful window, i had to remind myself that there is always something fantastic about looking around the bend. 
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people with dreams and hopes are out there.

the remnants of conversation, delicious meals being source and prepared, countless heartaches, numerous joys, a thousand people shouting, millions of people singing melodies softly amidst the murmur of a city under the blanket of a waning winter.

the desolation of history is out there. this is a nod to the memory of the chandler piano co. sign i had seen unearthed by transition construction this past week.

the only thing lost by not taking a look is everything you may potentially gain. some times it seems so simple, and so furiously complex all at the same time.

peering through that rainy, grimy, beautiful window, i had to remind myself that there is always something fantastic about looking around the bend.

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 still valid and unyielding, they outstretched their long wispy fingers upward. the recent and wave-like rounds of snowfall did little to dissuade their tenacity. 
 clutching, grasping, and clinging to the surface exterior of the rocky outcropping, you could imagine what sacrifices they had to make to get there so high, and before the spring still many days away. 
 looking around at the menial yet noteworthy accomplishment, they all relaxed for a brief moment and thought,” so this is where we begin.” 
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still valid and unyielding, they outstretched their long wispy fingers upward. the recent and wave-like rounds of snowfall did little to dissuade their tenacity.

clutching, grasping, and clinging to the surface exterior of the rocky outcropping, you could imagine what sacrifices they had to make to get there so high, and before the spring still many days away.

looking around at the menial yet noteworthy accomplishment, they all relaxed for a brief moment and thought,” so this is where we begin.”

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 to all other humans on the planet, and more specifically the dreamers who may reside more local: 
 bright, luminous & hopeful terrestrial being seeks inspiration and truth through the experience of himself and others. 
 open to casual conversations, walking through the city with loose destinations, tasting all there is to taste, peering around corners and through latched fences. 
 good observationalist, sound desire to engage the throngs of strange occurrences which will no doubt arise due to unencumbered exploration, and someone you can unflinchingly trust with your secrets. 
 must have some pocket cash in-hand, and a sense of direction, although there may be little use for either. 
 please contact me at your earliest convenience; lines of communication are all open. the time for a change in your heart is right now, as there is little time to waste if at all. 
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to all other humans on the planet, and more specifically the dreamers who may reside more local:

bright, luminous & hopeful terrestrial being seeks inspiration and truth through the experience of himself and others.

open to casual conversations, walking through the city with loose destinations, tasting all there is to taste, peering around corners and through latched fences.

good observationalist, sound desire to engage the throngs of strange occurrences which will no doubt arise due to unencumbered exploration, and someone you can unflinchingly trust with your secrets.

must have some pocket cash in-hand, and a sense of direction, although there may be little use for either.

please contact me at your earliest convenience; lines of communication are all open. the time for a change in your heart is right now, as there is little time to waste if at all.

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 to feel like an empty space seeking fulfillment. echoes in the hollows, secret doors leading to passages unexplored. mysteries and nuances. 
 we live our lives partly in search of meaning, of love, or experiencing those moments where we define our humanity, where we can see that we mattered at all for showing up. 
 and one of the true blessings of past successes has been the knowledge that i will never be sated, always be seeking more and better, looking furtively for bright & magical wonderment. 
 to feel like an arc of the sky, ever-stretching and leaning into the wind. the funny thing is we are never beginning and we are never ending. we just exist as we always have, and on occasion find our mark and stride. 
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to feel like an empty space seeking fulfillment. echoes in the hollows, secret doors leading to passages unexplored. mysteries and nuances.

we live our lives partly in search of meaning, of love, or experiencing those moments where we define our humanity, where we can see that we mattered at all for showing up.

and one of the true blessings of past successes has been the knowledge that i will never be sated, always be seeking more and better, looking furtively for bright & magical wonderment.

to feel like an arc of the sky, ever-stretching and leaning into the wind. the funny thing is we are never beginning and we are never ending. we just exist as we always have, and on occasion find our mark and stride.

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peep out my photog website

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as i take one day for a winter-inspired fujifilm FP-3000b R.I.P. break, please take the time to peruse my other work, both film & digital.

as stated in previous posts, i am always on the lookout for collaborators, and have some perhaps zine-like ideas for this year. if you are interested, lemme know.

and if not, stay warm if you’re in a chilly clime, lovingly sit on it if you’re in my home-state of cali, check out my work, and then pretty much kick ass today.

many thanks to all the supporters (especially magpie—at—home, damagedintransit, jessdavisphotography, notkendra, my-memory-palace, rorrimmirror1987)!

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 take me home, take me home. 
 when ice and sludge and snowdrift seeps into your shoes and down your collars. when everyone around is reaching their tipping point on courtesy. when you’re spending more time on slowed trains than warm at home. 
 damn does that emergency brake look tempting to pull. but you’ll not stop old man winter. so we flex out patience, and wait it out however begrudgingly. 
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take me home, take me home.

when ice and sludge and snowdrift seeps into your shoes and down your collars. when everyone around is reaching their tipping point on courtesy. when you’re spending more time on slowed trains than warm at home.

damn does that emergency brake look tempting to pull. but you’ll not stop old man winter. so we flex out patience, and wait it out however begrudgingly.

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 weekends at times are such simple things. blessed and restful, adventurous and calm, creative and mindless, all at the same time. 
 it is in the in between moments, where some of the best ideas permeate the gray matter, and make themselves known. 
 big ups to the weekend, and the sad beauty of their briefness. 
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weekends at times are such simple things. blessed and restful, adventurous and calm, creative and mindless, all at the same time.

it is in the in between moments, where some of the best ideas permeate the gray matter, and make themselves known.

big ups to the weekend, and the sad beauty of their briefness.

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 we glory in our cinematic revelry. electric lights flickering in dark rooms, a screen prompt with highlighted words flashing and receding. 
 this is the ether. this is the ultimate, and we are ageless despite the linear existence of these musical pieces. 
 spilling drinks on the floor, do you want more? finding snacks on the low table, how much are we able? dancing like everyone is watching, with ceaseless abandon and laughter. 
 after we leave our singsong ram-shackled den, grab handfuls of free sweets at the payout counter, and take the smallest elevator down, out, and into the street, we are flying. 
 each moment an endless journey into a beautiful landscape, traipsing by other strangers & feeling the most alive. the most alive. 
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we glory in our cinematic revelry. electric lights flickering in dark rooms, a screen prompt with highlighted words flashing and receding.

this is the ether. this is the ultimate, and we are ageless despite the linear existence of these musical pieces.

spilling drinks on the floor, do you want more? finding snacks on the low table, how much are we able? dancing like everyone is watching, with ceaseless abandon and laughter.

after we leave our singsong ram-shackled den, grab handfuls of free sweets at the payout counter, and take the smallest elevator down, out, and into the street, we are flying.

each moment an endless journey into a beautiful landscape, traipsing by other strangers & feeling the most alive. the most alive.

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 neither the perception of distance or passage of time can shallow the depth of an artist’s will. 
 to work, to have a vision, the capacity to succeed in the creation of that vision, or to fail…it’s nothing to be taken lightly or balk at. 
 we find our strengths and offer ourselves the chance to be vulnerable. these are the traits of the truly brave. 
 whether in broad strokes or infinitesimal details, it is within the whole of this effort which is ever-inspiring. 
 so welcome back  stephanielandinthestudio ; i very much look forward to what comes next, and am filled with an anxious yet optimistic sense of hope. 
 let’s make our time count for something, and let that something be great. 
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neither the perception of distance or passage of time can shallow the depth of an artist’s will.

to work, to have a vision, the capacity to succeed in the creation of that vision, or to fail…it’s nothing to be taken lightly or balk at.

we find our strengths and offer ourselves the chance to be vulnerable. these are the traits of the truly brave.

whether in broad strokes or infinitesimal details, it is within the whole of this effort which is ever-inspiring.

so welcome back stephanielandinthestudio; i very much look forward to what comes next, and am filled with an anxious yet optimistic sense of hope.

let’s make our time count for something, and let that something be great.

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 you’ll never know what kindliness and interests lay beyond the mystery of possibility. to engage and request, to face another with honesty & genuine regard. 
 time unfurls itself and lengthens to suit the seemingly infinite space in which we wonder, and wonder if we will act upon that sense of wonder. 
 a sublime sweetness and a true graciousness, which welcomes you into that sought-out photographic situation. what will you do in that great moment, but do your best and make an image timeless? 
 how rare is it, the opportunity itself? and what an honor is each instance and occasion to prove your worth and quality? 
 (thank you for your time and graciousness  aridesu , i’ll have film for you anytime you are free and willing) 
 these are the shots i seek, and the most satisfying and fruitful. i love these opportunities, and never treat them with anything but thankfulness. 
 what did you challenge yourself to do today? 
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you’ll never know what kindliness and interests lay beyond the mystery of possibility. to engage and request, to face another with honesty & genuine regard.

time unfurls itself and lengthens to suit the seemingly infinite space in which we wonder, and wonder if we will act upon that sense of wonder.

a sublime sweetness and a true graciousness, which welcomes you into that sought-out photographic situation. what will you do in that great moment, but do your best and make an image timeless?

how rare is it, the opportunity itself? and what an honor is each instance and occasion to prove your worth and quality?

(thank you for your time and graciousness aridesu, i’ll have film for you anytime you are free and willing)

these are the shots i seek, and the most satisfying and fruitful. i love these opportunities, and never treat them with anything but thankfulness.

what did you challenge yourself to do today?

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moments of pure exploration and the obliteration of comfort zones.

familiar strangers and the beauty of collaboration.

laughing in the silent spaces.

seeing new things, with new eyes.

playing, being playful, and the reward of mutual trust.

we find ourselves ever-present at the precipice of our own true selves. we’re peering just beyond the veil, and the threshold is so close we can feel our toes just skirting the borders.

all it takes is one encounter with fearlessness, and you will able to face everything.

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 just wandering through the city at night, and allowing everything to have a moment to breathe. calmness expanding with destinations, but no specific time frame. 
 the city goes quiet after the clutter of the rush hour. leaves settle on the winter winds, and even the cars cease their incessant honking. 
 little islands of sparkling light illuminate animals locked in resin amidst the park benches & tables. on the other side, a single figure occupies and works a minuscule ticket booth. 
 his coworker the operator, sits and fiddles with his mobile phone; the flickering on the screen gleaming in his eyes as he clutches tightly with woolen gloves. 
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just wandering through the city at night, and allowing everything to have a moment to breathe. calmness expanding with destinations, but no specific time frame.

the city goes quiet after the clutter of the rush hour. leaves settle on the winter winds, and even the cars cease their incessant honking.

little islands of sparkling light illuminate animals locked in resin amidst the park benches & tables. on the other side, a single figure occupies and works a minuscule ticket booth.

his coworker the operator, sits and fiddles with his mobile phone; the flickering on the screen gleaming in his eyes as he clutches tightly with woolen gloves.

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 self-sequestration at home while congested does not strictly mean, you shouldn’t climb out the window onto the fire escape, scurry up the ladder to the rooftop, and feel the icy wind’s long wintry fingers around your entirety. 
 it seems even the film itself felt those frigid talons, as streaks and lifts haunted the serene scene below. 
 as and always, the way down was more frightening than the way up. despite being afraid of heights at most levels, you should do one thing that scares you each day to remain humble, and flex that sense of bravery. 
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self-sequestration at home while congested does not strictly mean, you shouldn’t climb out the window onto the fire escape, scurry up the ladder to the rooftop, and feel the icy wind’s long wintry fingers around your entirety.

it seems even the film itself felt those frigid talons, as streaks and lifts haunted the serene scene below.

as and always, the way down was more frightening than the way up. despite being afraid of heights at most levels, you should do one thing that scares you each day to remain humble, and flex that sense of bravery.

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 multiple winterstorms, wave after wave, ebb and flow over and through. 
 wrapped up in layers, the city is now populated with groaning and bundled textile zombies. 
 through slim slits created between scarves and furred hats, beady eyes glint and dart before heavy-lidded they rest somewhere between the foreground and shuffling feet. 
 home, indoors, or any warm combination of a room with hot foods or drink are now sought out with a magnetic draw which is nigh absolute with no deviation. 
 as i climb the stairs home, i find that my mythical and literal unicorn was in the hallway of my apartment all along. 
 signifying miraculous healing powers and a pure inner light, i entered a winter drone, and found inside a tremendous sense of serenity evergreen. 
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multiple winterstorms, wave after wave, ebb and flow over and through.

wrapped up in layers, the city is now populated with groaning and bundled textile zombies.

through slim slits created between scarves and furred hats, beady eyes glint and dart before heavy-lidded they rest somewhere between the foreground and shuffling feet.

home, indoors, or any warm combination of a room with hot foods or drink are now sought out with a magnetic draw which is nigh absolute with no deviation.

as i climb the stairs home, i find that my mythical and literal unicorn was in the hallway of my apartment all along.

signifying miraculous healing powers and a pure inner light, i entered a winter drone, and found inside a tremendous sense of serenity evergreen.

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