The past few weeks have raced past me. Between work, health, love, and pulling this winter’s and spring’s photographic collections together, I’ve been nursing that midnight oil most days. It’s been worth it—several key things are coming together. That includes a possible diagnosis for what’s been happening to me over the past years. While I want to hold off talking about it until things are more definite (including treatment), I can say it’s not stress or wheat or gluten or milk or one of the other common causes of inflammation or pain in our agriculturally challenged moment. “It” might also be a combination of diagnosis across my body, and as the specialists rack up, I hope to have more definitive answers by end of summer. We’ll see. What I’m happy about is the start of momentum toward solutions.
The summer also involves other happy details—like flying off to Paris in less than two weeks. I don’t know how I’ll find the time to pack, so it’s good I can just grab my most-used things and know it will all be okay. Those much-used things include two new beauties. It’s well known how much I love Hermès heavy silver, so I couldn’t resist the Kelly Dog MM cuff any longer. I also succumbed to the temptation of rain-proof Chèvre de Coromandel, this time in the form of a 32cm Plume. When heading to Paris, having a great rain-proof bag is ideal—and the three kickers for me are 1) it fits over the shoulder, 2) it fits my camera(s), and 3) it works with browns, grays, and blacks equally.
What shape have your pre-summer alterations been taking?