I caught up with an old friend tonight, and it was fantastic. As the hour approached, I threw up the usual road-blocks. I'm tired. I'm reclusive. Can I reschedule? Grateful that the answer came up no. Go.

TB, we went to Bar Cotto, and it was wonderful. I had a Black Manhattan. It was delicious, but I remembered why I stopped drinking cocktails. I think the bitters mess with me. Fun evening. My friend is a great conversationalist - plenty of time and space for a balanced back and forth.

I've heard King Dude's Lucifer's the Light of the World a few times this past week. I think it's a great song. I sent the link to some friends of mine. They asked if I had turned to devil worship. No. I'm not religious, and I don't know anything about Satanism, but I think some of it argues that God is a tyrant, Lucifer is something of a Prometheus, and he got bad press. There are elements of that in Netflix's show Lucifer, which I think is based on the Sandman series. God, Lucifer, and the angels are a messy, dysfunctional family with a complicated relationship with humans.

I recently got back a roll of film from the Pentax K1000. I must have started that roll almost a year ago, at least during the winter of 2020/2021. Most of the images were uninspiring. That's ok. It's fun not knowing what's on a roll. For a year I wasn't in much of a hurry, but as soon as I dropped the film off at the lab, I started counting the minutes. Shooting film is an expensive hobby. Well, all photography is. The digital realm is smart - its costs fly low, under the radar.

Snow Volunteer Park Capitol Hill Seattle
Volunteer Park, Seattle, Winter. I could probably go back and figure out the month and year, but it's not really important.
That view will be gone in a year or so.
Snow Volunteer Park Capitol Hill Seattle
Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill, Seattle, sometime in the snowy months.
Snow Volunteer Park Capitol Hill Seattle
Volunteer Park, Capitol Hill, Seattle.
Bobby Morris Playfield, Cal Anderson Park, Capitol Hill, Seattle. Intentionally moody. I liked the scene, but I didn't want to intrude on the boxers. Opened the aperture, focused on something near...blur!