If you've been here before and read Ellie's post, you know that I have taken advantage of the geographic diversity of my friends in distributing my cards in an array of settings. Well, even before Ellie got underway, dear friend Eric had approached me about trailing my cards across the U.S.
In his own very generous words, "I've known Debbie for many years from our careers as film editors in Los Angeles. We've kept in touch, and I've watched her evolve over time into an accomplished photographer and blog writer, who has now emerged as a poet - always growing as an artist. When I first went to her 'I Hold This Moment' website and saw the cool 'words and images' cards that Deb was taking out into the streets and posting at random locations, I thought, 'Aha! Deb is now a guerrilla artist!' As I planned my escape from Los Angeles for the summer, back to the old family cabin in Saratoga Co., NY, I decided to take her up on her request for help in getting her cards into new territory, and offered to post some of her cards along my cross-country drive, guerrilla-style: I'd stealthily post a card, then be on my way out of town before anyone noticed the important message I'd left behind, compelling them to hold that moment! What an adventure!
"Armed with seven of her cards, I loaded my car and headed east. Unfortunately, by the time I took my foot off the gas pedal, it was five days later and I was arriving at the cabin. So instead, I decided to post the cards in various New York State locations..."
Eric is an astute observer of humanity and the goings on around him. Here are his musings prompted by his postcard dispersal.