“First you catch a big, fat toad and put him in a box with mirrors on all four sides. The result: toad oil, a cure-all ointment, as good for what ails you as snake serum.” – Akira Kurosawa, on Something Like an Autobiography
My favorite director, Akira Kurosawa described his autobiography as Toad Oil. This passage says so much about writing truthfully about oneself. Ever since I learned about the Internet, I have tried blogging in almost a bashful display of self consciousness, always writing about myself. Through the years, and with only a few entries, I have always closed down each blog. Because in the process, I learned that there’s really no point in writing if it only relates to me. So with this blog, I attempt to look at myself in the mirror of all earth – the many places in this world. And with my camera, I attempt to show the world as I see it.
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