Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Belated 8 month video

Recorded very close to the day James turned 8 months.


JimII said...

Very cute.

Seeing you guys with James jars my image of you as sort of Ayn Rand, authoritarian bohemians.

Disregarding entirely my silly characterization of your world view, but instead reflecting on how you actually see things, has James changed that outlook for you and/or Jae?

Josh Gentry said...

Jim, I've gotten used to posting a video or image and a couple words. Here you go asking questions with answers that don't end. I won't try to speak for Jae.

Ayn Rand, authoritarian bohemians

What a phrase. I have been a wannabe bohemian. I could never quite do it, though, go all the way. I think its because my upbringing was in many ways traditional, rural, Midwestern. That might also be why I am a wannabe bohemian. When it comes down to it, though, I'm too conventional and risk averse. That's not bad. It's probably good. I've found it a little disappointing at times to admit it to myself.

A focus on family and home is part of my makeup, and that part has been strengthened, for sure, by having a child. And since having James, it seems as if family and home life suck up all time, so there is just is no room for much else. I need to work on that some. To some extent, that's just the way it is, but I admit it gets claustrophobic sometimes. The photography has been my main way of making some breathing room.

On the other hand, on an average of 3 days a week, James goes with one of us to Albuquerque's premier bohemian/neo-hippy/whatever coffee shop, Winning Coffee Company. It turns out to be one of the most kid friendly places around. Depending on what conversations you are OK with your kid overhear, I suppose. When he can really understand, we might have to stay off the patio, where the real iconoclasts hang.

This is a rambling non-answer. Yes, it has changed.

Josh Gentry said...

Could I have used the word, "some," some more, do you think? I'm too lazy to edit it, though.

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