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page by page at panther creek falls

E.L. Doctorow once said that "writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way." You don't have to see where you're going, you don't have to see your destination or everything you will pass along the way. You just have to see two or three feet ahead of you. This is right up there with the best advice about writing, or life, I have ever heard. ~Anne Lamott, "Bird By Bird"


I've been trying to take Lamott's advice to heart lately... word by word, page by page, day by day.


And, of course, I'm continuing to photograph books in various places. I like to think that the books I take like to travel around with me. They perch in deep green forests, in front of fairytale waterfalls, at the edge of sweeping coastal cliffs. Where better to truly come alive?


Image made with my Hasselblad 500 C/M.

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Taken on July 11, 2012