Articles Tagged with: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Paolo Patrizi | European Starlings

Starlings are notoriously difficult to “control.” The story is told of a man who was bothered by starlings roosting in a large sycamore near his house. He said he tried everything to get rid of them and finally took a shotgun to three of them and killed them. When asked if that discouraged the birds, he reflected a minute, leaned forward, and said confidentially, “Those three it did.”

– Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Quartiere Giuliano Dalmata, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #5, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009  © Paolo Patrizi

E.U.R., Rome, Italy,2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Lungotevere Marzio, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi

Murmuration #9, Rome, Italy, 2009 © Paolo Patrizi


Go into the gaps

Go into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too.
Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn and unlock—more
than a maple—a universe. This is how you spend the afternoon, and
tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You
can’t take it with you.

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Hanoi, Nikon F5, 35-70mm, Agfa APX 400

Hanoi, Nikon F5, 35-70mm, Agfa APX 400 © Doug Kim


the tree with the lights in it

“Many newly sighted people speak well of the world, and teach us how dull is our own vision. To one patient, a human hand, unrecognized, is ‘something bright and then holes.’ Shown a bunch of grapes, a boy calls out ‘It is dark, blue and shiny….It isn’t smooth, it has bumps and hollows.’ A little girl visits a garden. She is greatly astonished, and can scarcely be persuaded to answer, stands speechless in front of the tree, which she only names by taking hold of it, and then as ‘the tree with the lights in it.'”

Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

francis & noelia, los angeles; Nikon F5, 35-70mm, Tri-x

francis & noelia, los angeles; Nikon F5, 35-70mm, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim