Excerpt from "I Am Waiting" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1958
My spring break was spent volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, an experience that I will never forget as long as I live. As I spent this past week laying the foundation for a home in El Salvador, I was overwhelmed with so many ideas and thoughts. I took hundreds of photos everyday and found a pattern emerging: no matter where I looked, I felt the sensation of waiting - animals, nature, weather, and of course people. Waiting and watching: for what, I can’t be sure. I put together this portfolio with that in mind and drew it all together with the excerpt from Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poem “I Am Waiting”, written in my journal. I feel as if this experience provided me with exactly the “new rebirth of wonder” about which he wrote so eloquently and I hope that I’ve done my job and conveyed well enough the world that I am waiting for too, in solidarity with the people that I met in El Salvador.
Definitely want to start using this account more - poor thing is neglected… :/ I’ll be posting my photos and everyday nonsense here, in addition to keeping my other blog (shameless plug: it’s ben-flythe!). Love all, what… like 14? 15? :P - of you! Keep being awesome!!!