Empty Bench or In Absentia

Empty Bench © 2012 Mufidah Kassalias

I’ve been busy this past week, getting back into the swing of things work-wise — seeing some of my Mac Made Easy clients, promoting my upcoming workshops, looking into (ideally free) remote access and screen-sharing software. I’ve also been spending time working on a personal writing project; and much of Tuesday afternoon was consumed by ‘wallet-gate’ — lost wallet leading to retracing of steps, twice, and phone calls / visits to banks to cancel my lost cards — none of which was productive or uplifting, especially since it came on the heels of a wildly wet and windy morning that saw trees felled by gales and rivers running down Lewes High Street. A variety of circumstances conspiring to consume my time and energy, leaving not a moment to consider photography or writing a post.

Given that my business needs me, as does my personal writing project — if either are to fulfil their potential — I’ll be posting less frequently for a while, and will likely be more sporadic as a follower of fellow bloggers.

Looking through my archives earlier this evening I came upon this photograph from October 2010 of an empty bench in Hove — a fitting image perhaps for an in absentia blogger?

30 responses

  1. As always one more nice post from you. Your words always competent, your photographs. That is the best thing about all your posts. Best wishes to you.

  2. The repeating lines and shapes in the photograph are wonderful.
    Best wishes with all your endeavours Mufidah, I wish you all the best and hope you still continue posting some of your lovely work. :)

  3. Love this photo…I can imagine sitting on the bench and staring out to sea! All the best in your endeavors and we look forward to hearing from you!

  4. You are a busy one, Mufidah. Sorry about the wallet! I wish you the best in all you do. Much success and happiness. And can I crawl into this photo and take a nap on that bench? :) Adore your work!

  5. I was traveling back and it’s good to read your blog, hope you have much success, but also want to continue to appreciate your pictures and letters but now less frequent.

  6. Well, sometimes one has to do what one has to do. I still hope for more postings from you, even though more sporadic. I like the photo of the empty beach in Hove. Seems so calm and almost lonely. Time for contemplation maybe?

  7. “…but life is relentless when it comes to giving you more and more things to do!” Boy, you sure nailed it!! Sorry to hear about your wallet (but glad to hear it worked out). :D Yet another capture of yours where I wish I could be there to enjoy the wonderful view!

  8. If I were far away on the other side of the world and came across your picture by chance, I would instantly recognise it as Hove. To me the photo is Hove, the railings, the bench, even though we are looking through them and out to sea. Great photo, looks as though it was taken just about or after midday, nice vibrant colours. I love Hove Actually. Well done!