When you realize you have not only a husband with a great eye for photography, but one with eloquent writing skills, there’s only one thing you can do: ask him to start writing on your blog! Mr. Locke will be sharing his fave photos and telling a little bit about why they’re so close to his heart weekly- and I couldn’t be more proud.
Just imagine the amount of work that I could get done with 16 arms. That was my first thought, oddly. It is a very industrious thought, in and of itself. It is a very American thought, to be sure. Why would my initial thought not have been more along the lines of “just think of all of the things that I could create if I had 16 arms? Imagine the amazing meals that I could prepare! How many photographic perspectives could I capture, how many moments could I record at one time? How much beauty could I bring about?” Interesting how my mind automatically turned to work instead. I’m going to have to see what I can do about changing that mindset. There is plenty of beauty to be found within the realm of respectable and hard work, don’t get me wrong. However, I am a much bigger fan of the funner things in life. I am far more interested in life beyond the grind, before the grave.
This sculpture at the Cleveland Museum of Art represents Hevajra, an enlightened being. I am positive that this was sculpted for a reason and that it holds great importance to various people for various reasons. But for me, I think that the sculpture is simply spectacular and a joy to behold for its artistic precision and honest loveliness. As a guy with camera trying to get a shot, I couldn’t have asked for a better model. Look at the clearly experienced pose, the magnificent posture, the coy smile… erm, smiles.
Show me someone who does it better.
This smiling enlightened one makes me happy.