It doesn’t happen all at once. (Silk flowers)

First round of negatives shot and processed. (Half a roll still in my camera, but I should be shooting more this weekend.)

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I had something all written up in my head, and it was great, except then I started writing it down and it isn’t great yet.  Something about what it means to be real, about loving fake flowers, and the velveteen rabbit, about constructing my own personal dioramas, my own Edens, not the sweeping vistas shown in natural history museums but a backyard in Iowa City where my friend waters her garden and picks tomatoes, about small things, and gratitude, about how I haven’t grown anything since we grew sprouts in paper cups in fourth grade, so this is how I grow things, I buy armfuls of fake flowers at Jo-Ann’s and stick them in the ground.

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