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Details Matter

When we were traveling around Big Bend NP, we took great delight in finding these cacti with a purple color. I really wanted to get a picture of this cactus with Santa Elena Canyon in the (distant) background. So much so that as I was positioning myself, I backed into a cactus. Which was startling but not particularly painful. Unfortunately, as I was pulling a needle out of my backside, I got a small piece wedged under my fingernail. That was excruciatingly painful. I had to trim my nail all the way back to get the remnant out.

Iā€™m struck by how strong (and strange) that memory is, and the contrast with the beauty of the photo. Even the smallest of details matter.


3 thoughts on “Details Matter

  1. Tom Sparough says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that I appreciate your photos and musings each week. The cactus story particularly resonated with me, perhaps because it is a bit funny, and perhaps because of its familiarity; I’ve been stuck by a cactus, and have been to that park, and I have had a similar thought about which details of an experience I vividly remember. Thank you again for sharing your insights and photos.

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