One summer I visited a beautiful house in Seattle. There were old maps covering the kitchen walls, the bathroom was painted red, pots and pans were hung from the ceiling around the stove, but the best part was the kitchen window just behind the dining room table. It looked like some vivid 3-D wallpaper with the tall, bright green bamboo growing right outside. Anytime we were inside I would secretly be admiring and enjoying the house and our host would be constantly running inside to yell at us that it wasn’t raining and we should go outside to take advantage of it before it started to.
I don’t do well in extreme heat. I think it increases my anxiety level and I also am prone to heat exhaustion. Right before taking this picture I was convinced all the deer were running in the opposite direction as fast as they could because a mountain lion was close behind us all.
Sure, I smile now. About 10 minutes after this I thought I was going to die. No one was around and the tunnel vision and desperate need to breathe and throw up at the same time consumed me. I wanted to drop to my knees and crawl back to where we started, but decided against it because I could see in Alan’s face he was starting to get really worried.
Something about Lokda, he photographs so handsome.