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Forgotten Pleasure
A lightning bolt blasts from the sky during a spring storm in the Texas hill country.
Fish Swimming in Ocean in Nassau, Bahamas
Standing Out in the Shadow
Plants in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Flock of birds creating a bigger bird.
Guild Houses
Shelby Street Bridge
Performers at Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii
Shasta
The happiness was an emptiness III
The happiness was an emptiness II
Vista House
Moonlit
Grey Morning
Salt Lake City Sitting Below the Night
Balloon at Dusk
Stop and Stare Sunset
Weaving Machine
A Flash in the Sky
Textile Museum
The happiness was an emptiness I
The horizon while hiking Sleeping Giant.
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The happiness was an emptiness II

All of our best and worst memories live in a fickle, beautiful haze. They are the most clear of obscurities; they exist in foggy images, and half-remembered feelings. The constructions of ourselves that we make from our memories are that only of chosen and interpreted truths. Even if memories are all inevitably distorted and idealized, I remember what I felt. Truth is a choice that is inadvertently self-governing and perpetually self-affecting. Belief is both autonomous, and conditioned by choice. It is choice that changed Jean-Paul Sartre’s privileged situation into a perfect moment. My memory of this day is that of a perfect moment. I remember the silence, it’s importance, and my fear of breaking it. My mind was empty. It was a feeling of nothing. It was emptiness. I remember the happiness, and I remember the champagne.

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© Forrest Wasko.
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Image Source: print_negative
Date Taken: 12.2013
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 20, 2014, 7:03 p.m.
Camera Make: EPSON
Camera Model: Perfection V500
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PHOTO LOCATION Sanger, California, United States of America