Bit of this
I have been having weeding out bits of my life recently. Letting go physically and metaphorically things that I once did but no longer do! And have decided to get shot of my photographic enlarger. I haven't been in the dark room for over 5 years. I never seemed to have the energy, and wielding the camera induced the dreaded flare up. I enrolled in a photography course at a very dark period of my life and it became the reason to get up in the morning. What I lacked in technical ability I made up for with enthusiasm. Me and the big boy lens have fallen into all sorts of adventures. From Polo matches to animal rights demos. And we really did fall out of a book shop straight into the middle of the latter. For 8 years of my life we were joined at the hip. Hours were used up listening to the radio and messing about with chemicals in the dark. I can honestly say that I was never very good but it was the process. The right therapy at the right time. Hobbies can be such a huge asset to life. God knows what retired man would do without his shed. I once read that cross stitch is good for mental health. Now I am casting around for a substitute. Got to get the mind off the body.
Bit of that
The photo for this blog is one of mine and rather apt as I feel as if I am teetering and trying hard to find my balance.
This lass was featured in the last issue of Pain Matters. She is an inspiration. Although I won't be joining the lycra brigade.