Thursday, May 24, 2012

I took this photo late this afternoon using the Hipstamatic App on my iPhone while scooting back home along the lake. I had just swum 44 lengths of the middle school pool and was feeling quite fine indeed.

And what a gorgeous day! Sunny with roses, peonies, rhododendrons and irises in riotous bloom and a warm gentle breeze coming off the lake. Oh, I do LOVE this time of year...especially when summer-like days like today appear. And I must say I took full advantage of this beautiful day--I went for a 6-mile scoot in the morning and a 7-mile scoot in the afternoon.

Speaking of which, I am finding that having an iPhone frees me up rather than invading my privacy as I had feared. No longer do I have to check my laptop to see if any emails have come in that I need to answer. I just whip out my iPhone, push a button or two and viola, there it all is. No fuss, no hassle and no time to speak of. I still have a lot to learn but it isn't as hard as I thought at the beginning. It's pretty intuitive after all. Thank you, Steve Jobs.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Imaginal Cells

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I've started a new photo project called "Imaginal Cells." This refers to the transformative experience of the caterpillar losing all sense of itself in the chrysalis when it feels as though it has died. But within the decay is a cell called the imaginal cell that has all the properties of the butterfly the caterpillar will become.

Today I feel like a caterpillar in the chrysalis as I try to learn how to use my brand new iPhone. Even though I've used a cell phone since 1995 and a computer since 1998, I feel absolutely clueless when faced with this new (to me) technology. But I trust that within my brain is the imaginal cell that already knows all it needs to know to figure this out. And at tomorrow morning's iPhone workshop I expect to see that cell divide and evolve into a community of cells that can work together.

At least I am finally catching the train into the 21st century. I really was afraid I was going to be left behind. Next I need to learn how to tweet!