Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Noticing

Before I started a blog I had a journal where I wrote down things I noticed. I started doing that after reading a book written by Erlend Loe, I think it was "Naive, super". It helped me to notice things, to appreciate it and to see that strange and sometimes wonderful/ugly things happens. I will try to find that journal again. Taking photos helps me to see things, but it is hard to photograph a course of events or a conversation overheard at the bus.

Today I met a man when I was out walking in the park/forest, he didn't talk very good swedish but we said hello to each other and started to talk. He went to this off path place everyday. He had brought two beers and two deserts :) He had a plastic bag full of breads and walnuts, he was waiting for his friends. Everyday birds and especially squirrels came and got something to eat, they had become friends and I could see that he was happy about it. He pointed out a little mountain of walnut shells. I sat down and waited for the squirrels with him. Then two friends show up, human friends, I thought he was talking about the squirrels when he talked about his human friends. After a while I could see a squirrel jumping from one tree to another to get to teh meetingpoint. I had to leave because Morran gets crazy about squirrels. He said I was welcome back any day.


Heather Smith Jones and Alicia has this Noticing Project.
3191 is another one.
And on the Illustration Friday blog Amanda has noticed the beard trend :)

20 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Vilket fint möte i skogen, det gäller att ta sig tid - att stanna upp. Och så kan man verkligen slås av vilka olika förutsättningar vi hur, hur olika våra liv ter sig...

Jag läste artikeln med dig i senaste numret av Residens och jag tyckte att du hade så mycket intressant att berätta, och slutorden var bra, det där om att man bör leva sitt eget liv.

Och Naiv Super, jag gillade den mycket!

Lisen said...

Naiv Super är den bästa!
Mannen i skogen påminner ju även lite om Doppler, av samma förf. :)
lät som ett fint möte!

naughtylittleepoch said...

I really enjoyed that story, thanks.

sheila said...

Oh that's a nice story Camilla. In the new year, I started keeping keeping a little wildlife diary of the weather and things I see when walking my dog, Hazel - usually early in the morning. I don't write everyday and also put in other things as well.
The Flickr pictures from the photo shoot are lovely - you must be very pleased with them - beautiful light.

lisa s said...

camilla... i love your story. and what you notice

mansuetude said...

i notice you taking the image, tiny-tiny in the God's image.

emma said...

åh, vilken fin liten dags-notis, man blev helt varm i hjärtat av att läsa! fantastiskt.
jätteschysst bild med järnia GODS också. haha. påminner mej om den lokala frisören här: GUNS.
Guds ingång på järnia...? Och så lite lokala pistolas.
:)

Uncle Beefy said...

What a sweet story...very heartwarming. When I saw that first image I thought they'd made a sculpture of one of your trees!

Anonymous said...

very nice story! ;)) babsf

Elizabeth Alley said...

I can totally see you illustrating that story about the man and his squirrel friends.

yasu said...

thats really lovely, the man and the squirrel. I also saw a squirrel eating walnuts today in a park and the way he does it is just so cute, so beautiful even and I couldn't get my eyes off him until he dropped the walnuts on the grass and tried to search for it desperately and this event made my day...

hrsj said...

Camilla, I agree. I often wish I could photograph a sound, a story, a fragrance, a memory etc. I guess some things are meant to be told.
thank you for this, smile smile.

Brita said...

Often I want to keep things in my head. I think I don't want to record this, I want it to remain a memory but then I worry that it won't, that I will forget what I have noticed. I loved your story. Noticing is very important!

Alicia A. said...

it's good to notice.
what a sweet man.

Cecilia Levy said...

jag kan tänka mig Morran gå loss på de där rackarns ekorrarna

andrea tachezy said...

Wonderful story, Camilla. How many silent stories are around us? It is always nice to notice them.

Janet said...

thanks for sharing. A little fisherman without a beard came to join me at the table today thanks to you! xx

Alexandra Hedberg said...

ja, det är lustigt vad man kan lägga märke till. jag hittar på egna saker i huvudet (fast det tror jag inte) - tittar en gång till ... och så var det bara som jag inbillat mig. Som när jag cyklar vid fiskhamnen till KKV. Jag har läst "GO-Go fisk" i flera år och lett ett litet leende varje gång. Tänkt mig fiskarna som dansar sexigt vid en stång...Men det stod visst "CE-GE fisk"

När jag är trött ser jag ännu konstigare saker. När jag jobbade som natt portier och cyklade hem på morgnon så jag en farbror som var ute och gick med en prinskorv (det var dimmigt). En annan gång en äldre dam som red på en knähög elefant. fast det var en tax första gången och en liten cykel andra gången.

grasswire said...

A slightly belated comment but still, just wanted to say that I had exactly the same transfer from a "diary of fleeting moments" to blog.

Not to mention the frustrations with (not) carrying around my large camera all the time and not recording sound bytes of conversations :))

Don't know how it is with you but I must admit I am far better at keeping my blog than I was with the paper diary, though it was a splendid medium.

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