Today is DILO Day.
“What’s DILO Day?” you might ask, and I’d tell you.
Today is “A Day in the Life Of…” It’s a day on flickr, one day, where we take photos and document some aspect of our lives. It’s a one day only event. It’s sort of like a major art project, taken all around the world, one frame, one picture at a time. It’s really fun to be a part, though a small part, of DILO every time it happens. All over the world, somebody somewhere is taking a picture, and another, and another, documenting the world as we know it, today, on this day, December 21st, 2008. And now, I guess, you’re a part of it too because you get to see one small piece of the results.
It was a cold and cloudy day in Cedar Park, Texas today. About 5 pm when I took this picture, the sun was about to set on this, the shortest day of the year, here. It’s the winter solstice and it’s unseasonably cold, though dry, and quite windy. Chase enjoyed playing in the leaves and barking, as he always does, at the dogs in the back. I spent only a few frames from my camera in the yard, because of the winter chill that’s in the air and, because, well, I guess because the Red Leaf Diaries are behind me and I’m more inclined now to work on the house, rather than take pictures right now. (I’ll probably get to do that some tonight.) I never stray too far from taking pictures, and I have a lot of projects in the works for 2009 but, as you know, the mundane things sometimes get in the way. The blue ball turns, life goes on, laundry must be done and I must sometimes eat, sleep, and do all of that other stuff you don’t get to hear about so much anymore.
But, the frames of fantasy are never too far from my mind. They rest comfortably in the cold, knowing that, upon the first sign of winter thaw, maybe even before that in some small corner of my personal studio, they will come again. On this, DILO Day, we must celebrate them, even a little bit, even for only one shot, because, well, they help make life so special.
Today is December 21st, 2008. It’s the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere. It’s Frank Zappa and Paco de Lucia’s birthday. It’s cloudy and cold in Texas today, with blue skies and a strong winter wind.
What is it like where you are today? Is it still December 21st? Does today mark the winter solstice? Is it cold? Cloudy? Did you play with your dog today too?
Happy DILO Day!
Until next time…