Friday, March 27, 2009
Most of Chicago is a grid and so there are many ways to get a decent vanishing point photo, either from street level or on the el platform. And, yes, I'm bringing up LOST again only because a really cool karmic thing happened today, and LOST is all about karma. I had purchased a few of my own books through Amazon, first time ever, I've been wanting get extra copies of FOR YOU, THE LIVING and PAIN GRIN, then decided what the hell, I'm down to one dog-eared WITH WOUNDS STILL WET. Today I get a reply from the seller, as well as a refund notice from Amazon, reason being "karma goodness." The guy knew me, liked my work, and decided it should be on the house, a pay it fwd kind of thing. (I'm keeping his name out of this post to make it even MORE karmic, like a complete and mystifying event). Anyways. I just love that goofy thing attached to the ABC studios where the old State-Lake theater used to be, and, well, you ALL know about how I feel about teal. So I had to take some mirror photos of several LOST scenes, as well as one of the always magnificent Terry O'Quinn from the steps of the el. The studios are right across from the Chicago Theater and I liked the way the shadows were falling so I took the photo and it came out just as I saw it. What va cool thing, though, getting a free book from a stranger. Where's Rod Serling?