After some persistent encouragement from a photographer friend, I finally caved and bought myself a 50mm fixed-focus lens. It's the lens of photography pioneers. It's also supposed to be closest to how the human eye takes in information, and surprisingly takes a little adjustment since the 50mm isn't a fan of auto-focus. Taking it out for a spin tonight, I was reminded of the lyrics of the 10,000 Maniacs song 'Stockton Gala Days'.
That summer fields grow high
We had our flower fever
We had to lay down where they grow
And so I did.