a photo series, abandoned beach style

If I was giving a pretentious interview to a pretentious arts journal, I would say, of these shots, “I’m just really into chairs right now.”

poem: prayer in my boot

Prayer In My Boot (Naomi Shihab Nye) For the wind no one expected For the boy who does not know the answer For the graceful handle I found in a field attached to nothing pray it is universally applicable For our tracks which disappear the moment we leave them For the face peering through the…

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. It’s been almost two months since we’ve been to the beach, and I’m itching for another trip to the ocean. Soon, soon. Isle of Palms, South Carolina. April, 2010. For Watery Wednesday.

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010

sullivan’s island, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. “A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” — Eudora Welty

isle of palms, sc, april 2010

isle of palms, sc, april 2010, originally uploaded by minervacat. The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. — Henry Miller

holden beach, nc — christmas 2009

holden beach, nc — christmas 2009, originally uploaded by minervacat. you give me miles and miles of mountains and i’ll ask for the sea — Damien Rice, “Volcano”

isle of palms, south carolina

isle of palms, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. “To see the ocean once is to learn how to miss it.” — Patrick Ness, The Ask and the Answer

isle of palms, south carolina

isle of palms, south carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. like i miss the ocean when i go to sleep man, it’s gonna break my heart

wrightsville beach

wrightsville beach, originally uploaded by minervacat. Sometimes you just have to pick up and drive six hours round trip to spend three hours at the beach.