My little Thanksgiving mini-vacation is coming to an end. I’ve been off from work since Thanksgiving and I had a great time being with Stephen and my New Jersey cousins. That was lots of fun. Always great breaking bread with those we Love.
Friday Stephen and I spend a rather quiet day together and Yes I had him outside walking with me on a Soulful Strut. He rather enjoyed it. Stephen had a big smile on his face as the two of us pumped arms and legs strutting proudly like peacocks along Fulton Street in Brooklyn. I did not make him walk too far and we did stop so I could purchase him some much need clothing. So he got some goodies out of the deal as well as exercise. When I retire Spring 2018 I will be taking photos full-time.
I Love My Soulful Struts. Part of my inspiration for taking long leisurely daytime strolls aside from my doctor telling me to exercise was reading the book Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit. Excellent book. I highly recommend reading this book.
Every day I tell God and the Universe that I want to be able to do my Soulful Struts five days a week enabling me to not only get much needed exercise but present me with more photographic opportunities. As many of you know I have a Photography Blog called Roaming Urban Gypsy and that’s what I am, a Roving Street Photographer.
My Dad Edward G. Palmer was an amateur photographer. He used to have his photos made into Kodachrome Kodak slides. I still have the slides many dating back to the early 1950s in my closet. Let’s hope they are not dissolving!! Dad also specialized in Black & White photos. This was back in the days of film and having to get that film developed. Daddy had a great day of expertise and would have made an excellent photo-journalist.
I Love taking pictures of my Beloved New York City then showcasing them on Roaming Urban Gypsy. Whenever I’m in photo mode I feel so happy, joyful and centered. Anytime I’m doing either writing or photography I feel I’m in my Purpose, my reason for being. Also the walks exhilarate me. I can feel those endorphins pumping me up! Walking exercise and taking pictures gives me a peace of mind and a sense of creativity.
Allow me to share the gems of my photographic excavations!
Pitkin Avenue Mural Dreams