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Photo Essay: Snow and Umbrellas

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By Mosarrap H. Khan

I walked through the snow on my way to work. The soft snow flakes lent a calmness to my senses, almost inducing a dreamy stupor. A bright red umbrella blazed through the languorous landscape, erupting as an attractive woman, whose charms you could hardly escape.

I got to work and tried to settle down. But the red umbrella had already set my heart on fire. Like a man possessed, for the rest of the day, between smoke breaks at work, I chased men and women with colorful umbrellas. I trailed them, followed them, and stalked them. In the process, I realized how fast men and women walk when it snows, without realizing the beauty of a snowy day.

What follows is an amateur effort at capturing the colors that punctuate the white snow.

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7 Responses to “Photo Essay: Snow and Umbrellas”

  1. Joyce Yarrow

    Shows how fruitful a simple theme can be! Also reminds me of my days growing up in NYC, searching for color in the slush just like you 🙂

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    • Joyce Yarrow

      I try to make it once a year and always stay with a friend in Chelsea, not far at all from where you took these photos. These streets inspired my first poetry at the age of 17 – a series called The Bus Poems.

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