The Sign and the Sky


The sky is infite. That's what we all are used to say. Where is the line though that divides the limits of the infinite? As you all know I adore staring outside my windows. Not really in a voyeuristic way...really! I just look at the sky thinking "that freak of a weatherman was wrong again". I look outside, I admire the beautiful everchanging color of our everyday roof, the sky. I look at the birds flying, I listen to them sing. I look at the planes flying and I smile trying to imagine where they are going. I dream about me sitting on a plane flying somewhere. Hopefully not next to the old fat lady that made my flight turn into a nightmare. When I found this old picture I took from the top a building in Downtown Los Angeles with my friend Efrem a feeling of joy started running through my body. First of all remembering the adrenaline while we were illegally going onto the roof to shoot some pictures. Then remembering the beauty of the city from a different angle. Ohhh those old billboards!!! Such works of art! There, on top of the roof of a huge building the sky wasn't only above us but right in front of our estatic faces. The billboard was the arrival yet creating a new starting point for our endless imagination. A man made construction in the middle of the sky. In front of us. Sad to realize that from my apt, shifting my eyes from the infinite above to the reality in front of me the line is very visible. Not a line through the infinite. But the line of my bank account going lower and lower. In front of me the taxes Building!
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The Cloud is drunk!

pink landscape!

Oh great! Now apparently the cloud is coming! It has been 3 days now that the radio keeps announcing that the cloud with volcanic ashes is coming this way (why not another one?). From Iceland with "ashy love"! Alarmed countries are closing the airports and cancelling flights. Even Switzerland! And then again on the radio "Big problems on ground level too". For humans we'll deal with lungs, eye, etc problems. In nature probably similar (!!) stuff!!
Now I'm wondering why the cloud keeps arriving...the day after the one expected?? Always tomorrow. Why? Is the cloud stopping by every other country to say "Komið þið sæl" (Hallo everyone!") and "Gaman að kynnast þér". Maybe right now the cloud is still in Germany chatting with locals about life and the future! Maybe the Germans are offering their amazing beer to it! And the cloud would probably ask, having had too much of it "Hvar er klósettið?" (where is the toilet?). That's why it's not coming here yet! It's the germans fault! They got it drunk!
Well, till today the weather has been great, cold but great. Trees and flowers are blossoming. Nice colors all over the state. No ashes anywhere! But, what will happen once the cloud arrives?? Would it be still drunk? Will it slur? Will we ask "Ég skil það ekki...Gætirðu sagt þetta aftur" ( I dont understand...can you please say that again?). Well, let's wait... !!! Photos by lilypenelope

Still Cold...

Still Cold

Not sure what's happening with the weather lately. Isn't it official that it is indeed spring??? You wake up in the morning and realize there is snow on top of the mountain and all you think is "damn...I wish I could wear my flip-flops today". No you cant. The sun is out, the birds are singing, nature is having panic attacks since it doesnt know what to do since the damned thermometer shows 5 °C! Photo by lilypenelope

Modernity reflected on an old mirror.



Modernity discovered through design magazines. And then re-discovered through a reflection. An old mirror. A vintage lamp. Past and present. Design. Photo by lilypenelope



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4. As the number of days I'll be spending on vacation...starting today!!! See you all next monday!!
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