Disparate Objects: Starting

Often, when I start a new essay, I begin by combining disparate objectsone natural, one man-madeto see if I can somehow relate the two. Today I walked down Forest Street, a blending of old bluestone sidewalks and white concrete, to snap a picture of this longleaf pine. After finishing my errands in town, I walked through the woods and into the cemetery for a photo of a tombstone that caught my interest yesterday. I’m anxious to see what may result from this juxtaposition.