I started Lux Lotus last spring (with this post) and intended it to be a microsite where I could post things that caught my eye and experiment with different kinds of writing as well as document my travels and adventures.
I've been rather bad about keeping up with that last bit: trips to Big Sur & The Monterey Peninsula, San Francisco, Martha's Vineyard, Connecticut, Boston, Ithaca, Washington DC, St. Michael's, various locations in France and Switzerland and more were scarcely mentioned. [One of my resolutions for next year is to start taking more photographs, posted here of course, and also to try my hand at some of the descriptive prose imagery Ruskin espoused. Recently read, and highly recommended: The Art of Travel by Alain Botton.]
Instead I've tried to focus on an evolving exploration of art and commerce, history, design, and culture, and to keep my core readership of friends and family up-to-date on the news in my life.
In the spirit of year-end reflection, here are a few of my favorites from the dusty old attic:
it's psychedelic, baby
he prefers organic tobacco
i'm no foodie, but
outside looking in and outside looking in, continued
pop, pow, now, pucci
The wonderful feedback and fabulous new people I've met as a result of this site have far surpassed my wildest expectations. Thank you for reading, and for all your lovely comments and letters. I have a few significant work matters to attend to in the next couple of days, but several new posts should be up over the holiday weekend. Happy New Year, and best wishes for joy and success in 2005!