Where Is The Snow?

A hushed cityscape
under a blanket of snow
gift from unseen moon

NYC is on track to break the record for the longest stretch without snow.

This is unsettling, and so disappointing. There’s nothing like a winter wonderland in the city, especially when it reaches snow day level measurements. You get to hunker down, breathe a little easier, be grateful for the the cozy warmth of shelter, cook up a feast of soup, or chili, or whatever else may take a good long time on top of the stove, and drink an excessive amount of coffee in the morning / wine late into the evening. It’s a day for reading, watching a classic movie, sitting in front of the window and watching the soft landing of snowflakes. The length of the day relaxes and stretches itself, allowing you to embrace the slow tick of the minutes — and when the middle of the night finally arrives, you get to witness the light of the unseen moon reflect off the snow, illuminating the hushed cityscape for as far as the eye can see. Bring on the snow, and let the snow days roll!

My photo above was featured in the “Blizzard” issue of Nightingale & Sparrow.

Jeffrey Yamaguchi | @hiddenexhibit

Texture and Calm

It’s Monday morning. Start of a long week, is what I was thinking. But I will scratch that. Just: start of the week, and it will be a good one. There will be texture, and there will be calm. Going to make a list, and keep it rational. I will seek out the texture of things, make time to process and consider, and I will create calm. Here we go (calmly).

Jeffrey Yamaguchi | @hiddenexhibit

It Always Comes Back to the Sea

Not the ocean. When I was there, it was clearly not that, but looking at the photo later, I realized it could be. It always comes back to the sea.

Also, the fog was rolling forth, revealing only a hint of the over there. That’s a solid representation of how I was feeling both then, and now. Of course it’s only been a few days, though I imagine it will remain this way for the foreseeable future.

Anyway, carrying on with more writing in 2023.

Jeffrey Yamaguchi | @hiddenexhibit