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Hi there!

As we slowly make our way out of this winter season and into spring, I can feel life coming back into the City. So it's appropriate that this month's word is "Energy."

See if you agree with the DB&A photographers about what Energy looks like.

Enjoy,
Debby
That Little Thing Called Energy
Without it nothing gets done 
But what exactly does it look like?

It's weird. Sometimes the things that produce the most energy, completely sap me of mine. Here's what I mean..

 

As some of you know, I recently returned from a trip to Bali, Indonesia. It was my first trip traveling below the equator, so my very brutal Northeast USA winter was suddenly turned upside down into a steaming hot summer for a couple of weeks.

 

Here's what happened to me and my energy supply in Bali:

 

The Travel. I became acutely aware of the energy issue about mid-way through my 28-hour travel time. I was zonked by the time we were over India, and I still had 14 hours to go! The term "jet lag" didn't even come close to the sluggishness I felt stepping off the plane. 

 

The Sun. Our planet's friendly, warm, growth-enhancing sun turned out to be not so friendly or growth-enhancing for me in Bali. Unless you consider turning my skin from white to red as an enhancement. Painful and fatiguing, that's what sunburn is to me.

 

The Heat. In so many ways heat produces energy. Think about burning fossil fuels and the heat generated by nuclear reactors. Well, Bali's hot weather almost did me in on a couple of occasions. The feeling that my brain was melting sure didn't feel like energy to me.

 

The Food. Food is the human body's fuel--like gasoline is to a car, right? But...maybe you've heard of Montezuma's Revenge in Mexico? Or Tunis Tummy in Tunisia? Well, the Bali Belly can confine your sightseeing to the four walls of a bathroom in no time flat.  

 

Don't get me wrong. I had a great trip. Very exotic and interesting. And the people couldn't have been friendlier. Just try to cut yourself some slack if you go there, and don't worry  too much if at first you feel like dragging your feet. Your get up and go will come back eventually. 

 

In contrast, when I proposed the word "Energy' to the photographers, right away it sparked a load of ideas. In fact, I had so many photos to choose from, that some photographers have more than one example. So I guess you could say that "Energy" produced energy!

 


(c) Bill Gallery (based in New England)


(c) Bill Gallery (Based in New England)


(c) Rosanne Olson (based in Seattle)


(c) Rosanne Olson (based in Seattle)


(c) Ron Wu (based in Chicago)


(c) Neal Wilson (based in the UK)


(c) Jon Love (based in Sydney, Australia)


(c) Jon Love (based in Sydney, Australia)


(c) Amos Chan (based in NYC)


(c) Amos Chan (based in NYC)


(c) Amos Chan (based in NYC)


(c) Robin Moyer (based in Hong Kong) Three Mile Island


While the political and environmental questions of energy are always up for discussion, may the energy that happens this time of year in nature nudge our personal energy levels up a few notches.

Be on the lookout for next month's word: FINANCE.

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