Wednesday, July 3, 2013

2013, Day 183 - Anxiety

It's that time of year again, the 4th of July.  The dogs hate it and, with time, it has become a stressful holiday for me as well.  No sleep because of all the noise, the neighbors invariably having some kind of minor fire started by their illegal fireworks, walking the dogs early and playing bad movies way to loud to drown out the noise.  And it wouldn't be bad if it were only one night but the celebration goes on for night after night often over the span of a week or more which means the trauma continues.  It gets bad enough that Stubbs, my sweet old man, will refuse to go outside after dark for months, literally.  Last year it took three months before he would willingly go outside after dark.  So make sure that the doors are locked, the windows are closed, the dog door is shut and that your pets are safe.  Blow off part of your own hand for all I care, but make sure your celebrations don't hurt anyone or anything else.

Fuji X-E1, Fuji 35/f1.4
35mm, f1.4, 1/40 sec @ 800 ISO

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