I woke up with a headache and frustrated. Why i don’t know. Dreams of a broken camera danced in my head all night causing me to toss and turn and wake up and will my tired body back to sleep. I have a focus problem. Not just with my photography but with my life. Isn’t that always the way. I went over my last set of film and i noticed i was unfocused more then my fair share. Are my sensors dirty or are my eyes? I have to correct this before my next scheduled shoot. Though i have a sneaking suspicion that the correction will be contact lenses or Lasik or some thing else just as paralyzing to me.
My camera focus issue is a metaphor for a life focus issue.. I’m becoming disenchanted with many aspects of my day to day life. Id love to blame this on the death of a life long friend that happened a couple of weeks ago and my refusal to deal with his demise. Or on raging hormones or how all of a sudden i emerged myself into a square job and its taking all my energy, thought and time…. but i can’t. its not them, its me.
I have a “to do” list longer then my arm to keep track of the details. I never used to have to do that. I used to remember hundreds of projects and all their minor and major details off the top of my head. Am i out of practice or have i just somehow lost the ability to keep track of things?
“You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus” ~~~~ Mark Twain
Maybe my imagination is out of focus, maybe that’s my real focus problem. I’m trying to be imaginative, creative and positive….. but whats happening is depression and frustration. I’m not dreaming it, nor am i being it. I’m just letting “it” happen to me… once again.