Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Amphibious Andromeda

We may be on an economic roller coaster, with fluctuating prices for those barrels of oil, but there are still places in the world where you can find gifts worth more than gold bars or blue chips stored somewhere deep inside a vault.

Here is one my mother sent to me, passed along to her by Twin Cities artist and arts advocate Sally Dixon: Amphibious Andromeda, a magnificent blog created in France by photographer Ricardo Bloch (who has a Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard University: an interesting detail.)

At the moment I am writing this, Ricardo has been alive 22686 days 0 hours 15 minutes and 42 seconds – there's a little clock ticking at the top of his blog. Run, don't walk to this digital address and then stream or bookmark it, as my mother and I have done, in order to open your day to one of his photos. There is a daily gift of music as well. (The sound bite to the photo of the woman-with-dog above is of the Kelly Family, singing a bit of "Amazing Grace.")

After that, I hope you'll check in over here at elenabella! Thank you, Ricardo, for helping open our eyes and ears to such beauty, and for your attention to the inexorable passage of time.

1 comment:

Jo said...

Elena, I agree with you that Amphibious Andromeda is an amazing blog. I check in every day for a little bit of Paris and a sight/sound stimulus. Yes, a gift!