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2014 Blog Project: Week 14

May 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Blog Project Week 14: Sky

This was one of those words that at first glance seemed like it should be easy. It's the sky. Always there, always accessible, always visible one way or the other. I could have easily grabbed a quick picture of a cloud, or a generic sunset. Those are always pretty shots, but anyone could have taken them -- and what would the meaning behind it be? How would my piece of work stand out as something worth writing a blog post about? The point of this project was to challenge myself, not just put something up that fits a category and move on.

I gave it some thought, and after Mother Nature didn't play nice by sending a storm my way the night of the much-talked-about meteor shower I had to come up with a new plan.

Then it hit me on the way into NYC on Sunday afternoon for a quick Senior session that Becky invited me to tag along on as we made our way into the Lincoln Tunnel and back out the other side, emerging in the bustle of the city on Memorial Day Weekend. Such a change, such chaos! Yet something remained the same.

It's the same sky.

So for this simple 3-letter word, I'm using 2 pictures as one.

This sky, the same sky you're sitting under while you read this, is the same in the city as it is in the suburbs and rural areas. Of course it looks different, here in the semi-rural area I live in our sky is surrounded with a crown of tree branches and limbs. It holds eagles and hawks and an occasional Blue Heron.

In the city the sky is surrounded by towering skyscrapers and buildings that have seen several generations come and go. There is holds people high above our heads as they carry on their lives while we walk below. The same great open air, with the same blanket of starts and distant planets and galaxies. Sure, in the city at night the only thing you'll see if the light of the electricity companies making their daily wages, but in the suburbs? Rural areas? Super-remote "how-does-anyone-live-out-here" areas? Stars, comets, shooting stars, planets and even the arms of the galaxy we call home. It's all up there, surrounding us 24/7.

So here is the sky, as one. One sky wrapping around both the city and nature, and all of us.


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