Hoi An rice paddies
I returned home from Southeast Asia with an infinite collection of photos and stories, and felt immense pressure to document, share, show, and tell. I planned to plaster this blog with travel stories and photo posts weeks ago, but couldn't get over the initial hurdle of editing that enormous collection of photos, let alone summing up those two incredible weeks into one concise, blog-ready package.
You know when you are standing before something really breathtaking, so you take a picture, but no matter how you adjust your lens or where you stand, the photograph never truly captures the way it looks in person? Blogging is like a photograph, too. In some cases, you can show the world only what you want to share, posed to perfection, cropping out all the bad parts. But other times, there's not enough room in the photo to fit all the feelings, everything you've learned, the looks on people's faces, the reek of a durian in the hot sun ...
I've decided to say to hell with trying, and settle for a good old fashioned photo dump instead. I'll even abbreviate the stream of pictures with a note here and there, perhaps a paragraph of rambling, you know how I do. The point is, my stand off with blogger is over, and I've opened the vacation photo flood gates. I'm like that uncle who forces you to watch his vacation slide show of last year's Caribbean cruise. Who is ready to see pics Linda swimming with the dolphins?