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from the passenger seat

September 29, 2010
this weekend found me in one of my favorite places: the passenger seat
contentedly snapping pictures with my cheap camera phone through a window covered in bug guts.
skyscrapers, sunsets, prairies, city lights
barclay drove.
we listened to our favorite cds
and played trivial pursuit
and sometimes i wished i had a nice camera
but i kind of like crappy cell phone pictures
and bug guts

I roll the window down

And then begin to breathe in
The darkest country road
And the strong scent of evergreen
From the passenger seat as you are driving me home.
Then looking upwards
I strain my eyes and try
To tell the difference between shooting stars and satellites
From the passenger seat as you are driving me home.
“Do they collide?”
I ask and you smile.
With my feet on the dash
The world doesn’t matter.
“passenger seat” – death cab for cutie
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16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 13, 2011 10:29 am

    Were some of those downtown photos taken when you were a little directionally challenged… lol 🙂

    Love Death Cab! We just got our wedding highlights video and they used “Soul Meets Body” as the track for it – will be sharing as soon as they make it public 🙂

    • March 13, 2011 3:18 pm

      hahaha prawwwwbably. when we got back here, barclay breathed such a sigh of relief and said, “AHHHH, back to a city where driving makes SENSE!”
      soul meets body is SUCH a good song. can’t wait to see your video. 🙂

  2. September 30, 2010 7:53 pm

    Haha bug guts are so hard to get off the window!! Love these photos, cell phone photos or not!! I want to go out West so badddddddddddlyyyyyyyyy!

  3. September 30, 2010 1:16 pm

    you were here? IN MY CITY?!?!?!?! and you didn't call me????? I'm heartbroken 😦

    On a side note…love your pictures dear…next time you're here we should hang out…you and, me and joey 🙂

  4. September 30, 2010 3:34 am

    amylou: well garsh…really? you like the bug guts?… 🙂
    jen w: you're nice. for izzle. aaaand we went to winnipeg. just for a wee getaway and to explore!
    jen g-son: well thanks. coming from you [and jen w, both amazing photographers], that's a very nice compliment.
    angela: oh garsh… 😀
    sarahann: isn't it the most beautiful music ever? ahhh ben.
    cadence: thankye 🙂
    steven: good on you for noticing. i was wondering if people would actually even look at them closely or long enough to notice.
    jen glen: hahaha…yeah. not such a great camera. but oh well! it captures some semblance of a memory, and that's enough for me.

  5. September 30, 2010 12:47 am

    I was going to say, “How come your crappy phone camera takes better car pics through guts splattered windows, then my normal camera?” but then I kept scrolling and saw the guts splattered all over your pics too and I felt better.

  6. September 29, 2010 11:26 pm

    I like the hand.

  7. September 29, 2010 10:24 pm

    Well those shots turned out super nice and crisp and everything considering :O!

  8. September 29, 2010 9:27 pm

    No. Stop it. That Death Cab song is my favorite of all time. If I close my eyes and listen to it, I can smell country air and feel cold wind through rolled down windows and see the sun setting on the horizon.

  9. September 29, 2010 9:27 pm

    No. Stop it. That Death Cab song is my favorite of all time. If I close my eyes and listen to it, I can smell country air and feel cold wind through rolled down windows and see the sun setting on the horizon.

  10. September 29, 2010 9:19 pm

    Who's looking at bug guts? I just see the sunset at your fingertips! I love the photos and the lyrics. It's all so beautiful and inspiring.

  11. September 29, 2010 4:54 pm

    Suzy, everyone has a different idea of what their photos should be. With my large ego, I need something amazing, expensive and it has to give something that steals my breath. But your photos are superb. They fit you perfectly and frankly, I think your eye and creativity may change for the worse if you spent hundreds, even thousands on a camera.

  12. September 29, 2010 3:40 pm

    Although the pixel quality of expensive cameras is better, it's more about the person BEHIND the camera than the camera itself. I think you take lovely photos.

    Where did you go?

  13. September 29, 2010 1:40 pm

    Love these pictures, bug guts and all. There is nothing like a road trip. =)

  14. September 29, 2010 1:30 pm

    haha, “the best camera is the one you have with you.”
    well good. because in the blogosphere everyone has all these expensive cameras and they can take nice pictures and i'm putterin along with my cell phone. i feel like the hunchback of notre dame at a beauty pageant. oh well!

  15. September 29, 2010 5:43 am

    AWESOME as usual. Love Death Cab. And. Furthermore. The best camera, SAY IT WITH ME, is the one you have with you.

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