23.6.07

ha!

My dad has a wonderful gift of writing, especially poems. I was going through piles of his poems the other day and this one just made me laugh so hard! So, I am sharing it with the world as a small tribute to my newfound love of big cities - Chicago and New York!

Voices Fade Away
Alan Snyder
Large clouds roll up in the sky
And then crash down upon me. I grab onto old memories to brace myself, But they pull me through waves of endless space. I look out beyond this dream And see faces, People watching me and calling to me. But the clouds cover them, too, Though I still hear them calling. As the voices begin to fade away I'm lonely, And I can't help but sit and wonder If I'm trying too hard to write this poem


And - I have a sad little story. I mistakenly shot all of the Chicago photoshoot in RAW without a small JPEG, so has taken me a bit longer to get these up because I have to convert them all. Sad, right?

13 comments:

  1. ellie23.6.07

    these are so cool! i love the one with the seats.

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  2. Were the Chi-town ones from your trip?? I love this city - it's definitely got my heart! Why are your posts double posting??

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  3. Anonymous23.6.07

    I'll never be able to see that many dolls and not think they're trying to talk to me or come after me.

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  4. Aww, I love that quote in the last picture... :)

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  5. Jenna23.6.07

    awwwww, you went to the american girl place!!! I always wanted to go there but my parents said it was to far away and cost to much money to go to :( I didn't know that katie and your mom when with you. cool, well, the pics are lovly, just lovly.

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  6. so neat! love the picture of the american girl dolls...so funny!

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  7. beth: The Chi-town ones are coming... let's just say I'm not so in love with RAW right now :D
    jenna: oh, poor deprived girl ;D

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  8. natalie23.6.07

    kristen leigh snyder,

    when are you going to do a new york post? like strictly new york. i've been waiting forEVER.

    my sandals have traveled more than i have! and they're famous.

    ok funny story. brittany thought it was kristen leigh photography, like your middle name was pronounced "lay" hahahahaha! i'm laughing so hard right now, i love her so much. but we both know your middle name is danger.

    if i can barely last 2 weeks without seeing you then i don't even want to know what's gonna happen when you leave me for a whole month.

    umm i love you? UNDERSTATEMENT

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  9. MERCILESS.

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    cute jazz :)
    aw, daddy poems!
    chicago shots = love!
    esp. the one of your mom...
    ...the colors are heavenly...
    ...more than the sun.
    JD date! hahahaha
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    JACKHAMMER.

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  10. wow - that was quite a comment lydia. you must have been in one of your crazy modes.
    happily, i am too, so i understood all it :D

    Natalie, New York post is up next - just for you :D

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  11. julie :)25.6.07

    hmmm i would like to say awesome post but i cant see any of the pictures :( they all come up as big X's.

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  12. Courts25.6.07

    Hey I love the poem, but like Julie I can't see the pix. :(
    The poem made me smile! The end was so unpredictable! :)

    I also love the pix of you all at the photo shoot! I love the pix she took of you!!!!!!

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  13. Sophie25.6.07

    Well, I saw them a while ago and loved them.
    But I can't say much about the X's

    I totally agree with you Jenna! My mom said the same:(
    (I miss you already; can't wait till you get back!)

    Oh, and I loved the poem!

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