By choosing black and white, I have limited my response to the spectrum of available colors and chosen to measure the intensity of light, in essence simplifying my choices to subject and luminance only. I remember thinking the decision was a good one, as we soon would head out for a few days of reconnection, and the idea of being present in the pure essence of our time together appealed to me. I could narrow the wavelengths I explored to focus better on the spectrum of you.

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Just before 9

The dappled sunlight falls across this Juliet balcony in the early morning hours of late spring.  It is easy to see that the curtains are drawn and imagine those who dwell within sleeping soundly in the darkened room away from the rising heat of this corner of the world.  I stop to admire the gentle curves of the window frame and roofline, the lacy pattern of the leaves against the white stucco and the shadows of the nearby trees.  It is just before 9 am on a Saturday morning and the romance inspired by this drawn draped window has me wondering why I am not home with you.

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