14 January 2011

American Slang


Cape Cod, MA.
July 2007.
Medium format film.


A good friend of mine, Sergio, arrived in New York City yesterday. He's got three months of university and three more months of work ahead of him, and will spend part of the summer in the States, too.

When I first wrote about my plans for this year, I wasn't sure whether he'd stay long enough for us to go on a trip together or not (my semester ends in mid-July). However, we've spent an hour talking on the phone the night before Serge left and discussed some plans and possibilities. 

So I've made a decision - I'm going to visit Israel after I've graduated from university, which will allow me to stay for more than just a few weeks. Instead, I'll spend the summer with the people who matter the most to me, doing the things that I love the most.

As soon as he's settled in, we'll find time to do some research, after which we'll talk about which places we'd like to see and how many days we're gonna rent a car for.

Now the hardness of this world 
slowly grinds your dreams away

Makin' a fool's joke
out of the promises we made

And what once seemed black and white
 turns to so many shades of gray

We lose ourselves
 in work to do and bills to pay

I'll keep movin' through the dark
With you in my heart
My blood brother



The title of this blog post has been taken from the song by The Gaslight Anthem.


Have a nice weekend.


- Dom

9 comments:

Beatriz said...

translucent interesting ... almost transparent landscape
Greetings from Barcelona

T. Becque said...

Nice edge to the photo. Your plans sound great. Not that you asked, and it sounds like you know already, but my advice is to do it or do something because before long you find yourself where that song talks about.

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks Beatriz!

Thank you T.! Yeah, I know what you're talking about. And I'm trying hard to prevent happening to me what happens to the characters in the song.

donnie said...

love the pic - has soul, warmth and adventure :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks Donnie!

Brooke said...

yayy I'm so excited for you! this summer is going to be so good it seems for the both of us :)

and i read that little post from adventure journal and smiled ear to ear with all the lovely reminders of how beautiful summer is.

Dominic Doherty said...

Yes, it will, I'm sure about that! :-)

Isn't Adventure Journal such a great blog?

LUMAHO said...

sehr schönes foto ... reisen ist eine große sehnsucht von dir ... aber ich meine, eine akzeptable sucht
:-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Danke. In der Tat... mir wird schnell langweilig, was auch der Grund ist, warum ich bei der Arbeitsplatzsuche definitiv nicht an einen Ort gebunden sein werde. In der heutigen Zeit ist das ja auch ein Vorteil.