from a distance

photos by thom/winnipeg.

i missed a friends birthday party in winnipeg this last weekend.
but people i love fill the photos thom took, and his descriptions of the food and music almost make me feel as if i was there. christie carried three tiers of lemon cupcakes down an icy street from the car. thom wore a bow tie that he got in his stocking this year.

thom's photos are like seeing my life from a distance, the faces and expressions and details are so intimate to me. these familiar bits, from a distance, are sharper, and their beauty, which although clear up close, is reaffirmed again and again.