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photographer & writer based in houston, texas and brooklyn, new york

Eduardo Colón

Ecstasy - DJ Set


This DJ set was an episode was originally an episode from a deep house music podcast I produced on a monthly basis called, The Underground Sound of NYC.

FANA

I wrote this while on a business trip in Germany for the summer of 2001.

Last night I had the television on the only channel I could understand and enjoy.

MTV.

I saw a music video that tapped direct into a longing that I’ve had in my heart for years but could never pin down.

Ecstasy

Self Portrait 2010Eduardo Colon Self Portrait July 2010

It’s 5:37 a.m., Monday morning, September 20, 2010.

I've just returned from dropping my nephew off at work. Before returning home, I stopped at a convenience store and picked up bread, milk, and other items I’ll need to prepare breakfast for my family in a few hour’s time. Then I will begin my day, in earnest, running errands, tending to tasks, so on and so forth. I know I have an unassuming and plain appearance.

I look like any other man of my age, of my background, and no one around me would know I am a man on fire, in the mind, in the spirit, in the heart, in the soul.

I burn in continual ecstasy.

The Desert Road of Night


Originally published December 28, 2010 via Karma of Dove dot Com.

This is my first memory.

I’m three years old and I’m in the arms of a fireman, being carried out of a burning building, in the darkness of early morning.

Night

I've driven over many desolate roads winding through ghost towns and vast empty space.