Why Would You Wait?


In the air.

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brand new picture. Imagine that. I went for a walk when the light was right and I started having fun. I just kept making pictures until I was finished, which took a while. I think that I wanted to take the long way home as they say.

The funny thing was that the more I saw, the more I saw.

I think my problem isn’t not being able to see. It’s feeling trapped in place by the current circumstances. I don’t like to be stuck anywhere unless I want to be. It’s one thing being stuck in New Orleans. It’s another to be stuck on St. Barts.

It’s also one thing to know that almost everybody thinks that the pandemic is over when it has years to go and that too many of them aren’t taking any kind of precautions thinking that they are protected by the vaccinations. To a certain extent they are, but there are enough breakthrough infections to make me wonder a little bit

In my case, that doesn’t matter. I isolate myself or I run the risk of dying. So, as I write I’m talking to the Shipt buyer. Because of me, everybody in the house likes not having to go grocery shopping. Don’t get me wrong, they like buying specialty items at a farmers market or a fruit stand. They like going to Hong Kong, the Asian grocery store, not the city.

One of the things that I’ve come to understand is that the pandemic made a lot of us think about how we do things. We don’t always have to be some place to work. We don’t have to travel across the country to have an hour meeting. We’ve managed to find and cut out a lot of BS factors.

On the other hand, shopping from home for bigger products has put a huge stress on the logistics chains, to which most people never gave a second thought. There are ships and containers stacked up at every major port city. In China, or other ports in Asia, there aren’t enough containers or ships to move new product.

This is a pandemic which keeps on giving in ways that never occurred to us. I’m sure that there will be more.

A quick change. When it comes to photo technique I keep writing the same things. Unless I do something out of the ordinary, I’m not going to divide the columns.

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  1. I sure don’t know how anyone can be cavalier about this virus, but there is a lot of denial–and it’s everywhere. I took photos the other day going over the bridges (I wasn’t driving) adjacent the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles. I’ve lived nearby my entire life and I have never, ever seen containers stacked so high. It almost defies description. I can’t imagine how this is going to unclog. I am sorry you are so stuck, but conversely very pleased you’re taking your health seriously.

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    • I’m slowly unsticking myself. I can’t live the way I was living except I like our groceries being delivered> Heh. Biden seems to think that keeping the ports open 24 hours a day will help. I think that’s going to raise costs further with all of the extra pay and equipment maintenance. We’ll see.

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      • The containers will be moved, but then who ships the goods? There aren’t enough truck drivers either. I watch and lament, but I sure don’t have the answers!

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      • Shipping companies need 80,000 truck drivers to make this work. Since trucking companies have already sucked out all of the drivers in the music and film industries, I have no idea where these drivers will come from.

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