Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Homage to Masahisa Fukase
For the past two years, I have observed a crow migration route near my mother's assisted living home in Rockville MD. Just before dusk at this time of year, crows mass in trees to roost, and wheel about raucously overhead.
Interestingly, a mass of crows is termed a "murder."
I have been deeply moved over the years by Masahisa Fukase's beautiful photographic poem in book form "The Solitude of Ravens." I learned just today that he has been in a coma for years, after a terrible fall.
Here's to your great spirit sir.