The word on the street

By kateandcarla

February 15, 2011

Category: Uncategorized


In my dreams, I’m a photographer. Having worked with some amazing ones over the years, I appreciate the art, science and soul behind the perfect shot. But in my waking life, I’m a word-worker, and I dearly love finding the optimal term to make a sentence sing and turn a moment into a memento.

So when NPR featured this story about pictures of words, I was intrigued.  A tiny piece of me was disappointed, however, to learn about all the staging.  It’s the random occurrence of word + image that teases my brain—that synchronicity of a few syllables and a natural space.

Last weekend in Corpus Christi, I got a bonus one while exploring the Navy base with my granddog Charlotte.  What makes it special is that it suddenly appeared on—make that in—the sidewalk just as I was checking in with the Universe about being on the best course for my life purpose. So as I’m mentally asking am I on the right path?, I see what you see in the photo above.

Laughed out loud.

Gotta love a Creator with a sense of humor.


“I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please You does in fact please You. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.” Fr. Thomas Merten, Thoughts in Solitude


2 Responses to “The word on the street”

  1. The universe does work in mysterious ways! Like me randomly finding this blog that belongs to you and Kate, a high school friend. Sounds like everyone is doing well. Congrats on Lily!

    “Hope for the best,
    Prepare for the worst,
    And take what comes.”

    • Talk about mysterious ways! Just a few days ago I was telling a friend about you, your dad’s work for justice a generation (and more!) ago, Thursday night dinners and such. Can’t wait to spend some time with your biz website. Remember you were an artist but had no idea you’re a photographer. Take care, C.

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