Sunday, January 8, 2012


My daughter discovered this image when she developed the film from the fortune cookie camera she got for her birthday. Every time I look into this, I see new stories. I told her she had unwittingly made a photographic Rorschach. She said, "Do you see the face?"


  1. I see it.

    How is it possible that we have got our neurons connected like this? So damned improbable. So odd.

    And so welcome.

    I think about quantum entangling and how blurry the borders are between one thing and any other, and I think about the more than twenty years I have spent with my brain snuggled next to my wife's brain at night and in the evening and I am convinced that we share real neural connections. My brain has become dependent upon hers to function.

    It's not a metaphor.

    You know?

    I know you do.

    I think about the people with money, I mean, gobs of it. I think of the people with fame, with power, with all the prizes draped on them by the world at large, and I bet in my heart they'd trade all of it for a single day of being as engaged and real and alive and in love as people like you and I are.

    Pretty stuck up, huh?

    But I f**king mean it.

    I'd bet five dollars on it.



  2. That is so cool. It makes me feel like a twelve year old who says "cool" and really means it. That is so cool.

  3. I don't see the face, but I'm going to go back and look at it again. :)

    She got a camera inside a fortune cookie?!

  4. what an awesome image! I see the face!

  5. this photograph is like memory.
    you cant quite grasp its parts, but in the whole hangs a moment in time.

  6. This is a really interesting image! I don't see the face yet, though.

  7. I see Her face. All soft and peaceful, quiet and whole-y. Kinda like yours.

  8. I love this! Although I have to admit, I don't see the face.

  9. There are two faces actually, side by side right by the converse. And I also see two MORE faces in the blur. i do love this photo my daughter unknowingly made.