Hi, I’m Carmen Alex and this is my blog about traveling, life and anything else that’s interesting or useful.
In 2014, I decided to take a year off to regroup and find a new direction. I drove cross-country, revisited Hawaii, traveled to Europe, explored South America, and caught up with friends and family here and there. When the year was over, I decided to continue to travel and photograph and write – full time.
Why There Goes Gravity, you ask? A couple of quirky reasons. As a (geo)physicist, I am fascinated by the most fundamental, yet elusive of forces. Practically speaking though, have you ever experienced that feeling of floating, of being detached from the ground, of not quite belonging to this Earth? Sometimes something so surreal happens, something so out of our control, we dissociate from reality to cope with what’s going on. There goes gravity. As an artist and writer, I am fascinated with the idea of being able to float away, weightless, of allowing anything to choose its own path, its own destination. Our imagination knows nothing about gravity or bonds and doesn’t care at all about the laws of science. In our minds, we can do what we want, go where we want and rearrange the world to our liking. Gravity becomes suspended.
Sometimes I am inspired by a visual element or a landscape and I go explore and then I write about what I saw and experienced. Sometimes I am pondering a practical topic and if I spent enough time on it I want to share the outcome. And every once in a while something random crosses my path and I’m interested or intrigued enough to examine it and write about it. A lot of my words and images reflect my passion for earth science and the natural world. I don’t work for a university or research lab anymore but my interests will always center around exploration and discovery. I want to share interesting stories that entertain but also inform.
Thank you for visiting. I hope you find what you came for and maybe you discover something new. Leave a note for the ever hungry inbox and I’ll know you were here.