Dodge, burn, lift, graft, blend

It’s still cold in Tokyo, despite a warm break several weeks back. The sakura are in bloom, the sun is shining, and my rose bush is singing.

The blog and gallery have gotten intolerably slow the past several months, I am convinced IPowerweb is trying to host too many databases on this server. ::sigh::

I’ve gotten a kick start to photography recently, partly due to work and partly due to sexy new tech.

I won’t say anything until it’s in print, but suffice it to say retouching is a rabbit hole I’m not so sure I want to fall down. Simmering on the back burner is my Lightroom 3 Beta eval. Like other famous software of note, the simple stuff is hard and the hard stuff is simple. Still, it’s leagues better than just manual file renaming and Windows Explorer. Huzzah for metadata and ratings!

Now if only I could have a host that would serve you photographs before you close the browser in frustration.

The Mission

昨日も今日も頑張りました。自分には善くないことが多くて分かっていますが、自分に善いことも多くて分かります。心の中に、戦ってる人がいて、その人が勝つため応援している人外にもいる。この世には毎日偉大さの近い人が数億いるなのに、彼らはどのぐらい偉大さの近いにいるのは分かってるかな。僕みたいの大変眩しいな人、僕みたいの大変不完全である人、もちょっと頑張れる人…

ちょっとだけ温もりに近づくと自分の不完全さがつかの間でも納得できるの人…

その人になりたい。心の中に、何かを許せば、

その人を愛されようにさせて。