I decided it was time to exhibit some of my work the Holga.
I also decided a poem was called for.
- Ode to the Holga
The Holga and I, we go out;
and travel the everyday route.
We photograph trees
and sunshine and seas.
That's what this show is about.
On some days we shoot black and white,
or with color we do it up right.
The Holga says, Hee!
Makes no difference to me.
I can torture whichever's in sight.
The cheap plastic lens bends the focus;
the shutter performs hocus pocus.
Yes, it's magic, you see,
the Holga and me.
Come join us; be part of the ruckus.
(Holgas are to photography as limericks are to poetry and puns are to humor.)
Feel free to use any of my waterscape or landscape photographs as stock images. I ask only that you let me know, and that you post a link to the original.
The Heidelberg Catechism, published in 1563, remains one of the warmest expressions of the Christian faith ever written. This is how it begins.
What is your only comfort in life and in death?
That I am not my own,
but belong --
body and soul,
in life and in death --
to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.
Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly will and ready
from now on to live for him.