February 22, 2010

The first time I saw my dad’s old point-and-shoot camera and articulated my interest in taking pictures. It sounded something like mammydaaaaadymammydaaaaady can I take pictures puh-leeeeeeeeazzzzzz? And after much hesitation and some detailed training, my father finally handed it to me. But I ignored all instruction, scurried around the house taking shots of everything no matter how unexciting. The kitchen sink, my G.I. Joe line of action figures (my cousin and I would set up some pretty epic GI Joe battles in our living room), my room, my fingers which regularly got in the way of the camera itself, of course not to forget, naked people in the bath tub.

As far back as I can remember my interest in photography was spurred on by my dad. When I was a kid my dad was always with the camera enduringly attached to his face. That, of course, got me thinking about what else I got from him and what’s entirely my own.

Characteristics I got from my dad.

- Interest. Before the internet my dad always bought Encyclopedias and just many books relating to general knowledge. He had no idea what he’d ever do with that knowledge but he always figured it might come in handy sometimes.

- Ingenuity. He loves to write, sing, take photos and read. Without these things, I'm quite sure he’d fade away.

- Intellect. He might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I’d like to think he’s quite smart.

- Impetus. I always refer to myself as an idler - but I'm a pretty driven person. Sometimes to a blunder.

- Silliness. 'Nuff said.

Characteristics, all my own

- Being a Perfectionist. With that whole impetus thing comes the element that I'm more than a little hard on myself. I seek flawlessness and strike myself out when I’m not able to be flawless.

- Mood. I've not been exactly hush-hush when I've gone through moments of melancholy and apprehension.

- Attentiveness. I like to multitask. But in reality I don't multitask very well. Because my concentration sucks.

- Patience. I'm an instant gratification kinda girl. Fortitude aint my strong suit.

- Irrational. No surprise but I'm a little coo- coo about things.

I will freely admit that when this track was given to me by a friend I clearly grunted “oh no, not another sad and depressing tune by Snow Patrol.” Thankfully I was wrong in presuming that this band was going to produce another similar sounding song. They’ve found a way to incorporate the extravagant with the forlorn and yet make this track something to sing along to. Featuring Martha Wainwright this one is brilliant.

"Set The Fire To The Third Bar" is worth a listen (and if you choose to play this track you simply must listen to it till the very end).

7 Pulses Say:

Meghana Naidu said...

with this post i love you some more.

the song, i loved.
what lyrics!
written for me.

been on a hannigan trip lately.
next time im here will leave you a reco!

for now im going to drown my self in all my music.

RepublicOfChic said...

Those are gorgeous images. You seem to be quite the WIP! Good luck with how it all turns out :)

Anupama said...

This was a really sweet post Eve! And yes, completely relate to the instant gratification bit...in fact kinda realized I am almost whimsical and even got myself a perfume by the same name on a whim! Ok this is going nowhere...great post :)

And loooove the song! Very un-Snow Patrol if you know what I mean...

mentalie said...

awww. this makes me want to go hug my dad. hugs to you too.

Runa said...

Love it babe! Nicely written, funny and endearing. Muah!

ku2 said...

hey i like your blog, specially with all the music thingys.. love snow patrol too, thogh they sometimes sound a little too sad for me. 'run' is my favourite, tho'.

Eveline said...

@Meghana: As always I thank everyone who stops by on a regular basis.
I cant stop listening to Lisa Hannigan either. She's just brilliant, aint she? But with Damien Rice, they make music that's genuine, custom-made lush! :)

@RepublicOfChic: Great blog name! That said, I can't thank you enough for complimenting my photography. :) Thank you for stopping by.

@Anupama: Thank you for always dropping by, commenting, and sharing the love.... Did that perfume smell good?

@mentalie: You rock. Here's a great BIG bear hug! :))

@Runa: I love the fact that you've been always the one who could relate to everything I've been going through. ... As always, thank you for the encouragement and the warm fuzzy feeling I have right now after reading this.

@ku2: Hey you!! Thank you for that. Like you, I don't listen to a lot of Snow Patrol, so when this came along, I was ready to write it off as just another soppy tune. Fortunately, I didn't. Give it a listen. You might surprise yourself.