Traveled So Far…


A force of nature.

To get here.

Even though we haven’t physically gone anywhere, it feels like we have traveled forever. We are burned out from exhaustion. We are tired of the trail. We miss our friends. Our family. We miss our colleagues. We miss our lives.

I’m not sure that we are ever going to get these things back.

A friend of mine attended a big wedding this weekend. There was hugging and kissing, singing and dancing. Not one mask in sight. Obviously, there was no social distancing. These people hadn’t seen each other in at least six months. What are they thinking? Better yet, were they thinking?

It’s depressing.

Meanwhile, the folks in Southwestern Louisiana are suffering. They likely won’t have power for a month, water for two weeks. Some are staying in hotels in New Orleans. That’s the least we could do. They took us in after Hurricane Katrina.

It’s depressing.

Meanwhile, there’s fighting in the streets. People are beating each other. People are getting shot. People are dying. Protests are turning into riots. Nobody is sure which side started the riots, the shooting, the burning.

It’s depressing.

Meanwhile, we have a president who lies as easy as he breathes. A president, who at best is incompetent. People are dying. Who at worst is a criminal. People are dying.

It’s depressing.

They tell you to vote. I don’t know if we can hang on that long. They say that if the president is re-elected democracy could come to an end. We are in the worst possible place that I’ve ever known us to be. I thought that I could continue working hard at what I do. I thought I could eventually leave this mortal coil peacefully. I doubt that is to be.

It’s depressing.

The Picture

I’ve been lucky with moon shots lately. I made this picture in the rain, under an awning and a bunch of tree branches. It’s a true Louisiana picture. The moon is shining. The rain is falling. That’s how it happens around here. That, or the rain follows you and only you.

It’s a little tricky making a picture like this. The moon is spinning. The earth is spinning. The rain is falling. What do focus on? I more or less picked the rain. It’s almost impossible to make a round moon in those conditions. That also made the clouds look weird. Like splatters of paint.

Stay safe. Stay mighty. Don’t be like those folks at the wedding. Enjoy every sandwich.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

7 thoughts on “Traveled So Far…

  1. Well, Ray it seems you are going to get what you want if Joe Biden is elected. He has no original thoughts and is controlled by Nancy Pelosi, Kamala Harris, OAC and the rest of the left wing activists. There will be new taxes, new regulations that strangle business, and violence won’t end with his election. Trump does not control the cities where violence has gone on for months in some cities. Democratic mayors and governors have control and they are not allowing police to stop and control the violence. There is no punishment for lootings and rioting, or arson. Even if arrested they are released immediately in New York. Trump is complicated but he has done more for this country in less than 4 years than Obama and Biden did in 8 years. Look at the facts of accomplishments not the “pie in the sky” vague promises made by the Democrats. Good luck in November. I’m for Trump.

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    1. Dave, who told you all this crap? Yer boy is destroying this country in every way possible. He wants to save the US from himself. That’s his entire election spiel. He’s not good enough, smart enough or competent enough to run my country.

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    1. Hi. Thank you for that. All of that. It’s just a very tough time right now so it’s a toss up between light and dark. But, as a friend of mine wrote, you have to leave the crack open for both the shadow and the light. That’s how you know if you are alright. Be well.

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