Exactly six months ago today, I woke up with a rash on my left leg. I thought it was weird, and it was very painful. I had planned on attending an adventure with my photography group to The Mystery Castle. There was no way I wasn’t going to go, so I found a pair of white ripped, very comfortable and fitted jeans. They were tight enough that they didn’t rub my rash too badly. Of course the next day, I went to the doctor and he confirmed my suspicion… I had shingles. And so my long, very stressful, and very painful journey with shingles turned post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) began. I’m still fighting the aftermath.
I’m the kind of person that remembers dates. I’m not sure why, but I can remember things if they’re connected with a particular date. Then I relive the experience each year. Some days I feel odd, and I think, “I wonder what happened on this date?” If I’m in the mood, I’ll flip through my years and years of journals to see if the date was significant. So I guess the fact that today is exactly six months ago that my PHN journey began (and on a Sunday to boot), it made me think about The Mystery Castle. It is the most amazing, beautiful, eclectic, abstract, beautiful old home!
Anyway, that’s why I was a bit pensive when I woke up this morning. I never processed my photos from The Mystery Castle. I can still remember feeling shock & horror as everyone there had giant cameras with one-legged tripods and lenses that I knew must have cost thousands of dollars. I felt like a complete idiot with my inferior Nikon D60. I shot pictures anyway… and knew with the low light, a lot of my shots indoors wouldn’t work out so well. I fell in love with the texture, and would love to go back with my Nikon D300s and take new shots. It would be fun to take my kids, and not have camera envy, lol. I took a few minutes this morning and flipped through some of my shots, and put them in a side-show for you to check out. I have so many more, but I’m looking at the cloudy sky outside, debating if I should grab my gear and go on an adventure. Or climb back in bed, and chill… it’s hard to chase an adventure when all the kids are still asleep, and probably will be until noon. You know how teenagers are!
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