17-01-09 Just A Dream

That’s me in the corner
That’s me in the spotlight
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don’t know if I can do it
Oh no, I’ve said too much
I haven’t said enough

I thought that I heard you laughing
I thought that I heard you sing
I think I thought I saw you try

But that was just a dream
Try, cry, why try
That was just a dream
Just a dream
Just a dream, dream

Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, and Michael Stipe

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17-01-07 The More It Snows

The more it snows (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes (Tiddely pom),
The more it goes (Tiddely pom),
On snowing. And nobody knows (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
How cold my toes (Tiddely pom),
Are growing.
Winnie the Pooh
The House at Pooh Corner

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17-01-06 WPC: Names

Proper names are poetry in the raw. Like all poetry they are untranslatable. ~W.H. Auden

This week’s challenge is: Names.  “This week, share a photo that includes a name.”

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Lots of song titles include names…here is a slightly oddball one.

If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. ~Confucius

17-01-05 First Cold Night of 2017

Has put me in mind of warmer times…

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Karaoke on Coney Island. She sang “You Don’t Own Me.” Every woman over 30 in the audience sang along.

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The nuns weren’t actually singing in Brooklyn Bridge Park but who could resist?

 

17-01-03 Trans_Lucent Dreams

“Everybody is wrong about everything, just about all the time.” – Chuck Klosterman
“I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.” – Mark Twain

I am always extremely impressed with those definitive people who can say with confidence on January 1st that: “this was my best/favorite work of the past year.”

I seem to always feel: “Well, yes, that is true today but how about next month? Or next week? Or tomorrow? I will have changed by then. So, I expect my opinion will as well.”

Pretty wishy-washy, I guess.

Anyhow, a few of my favorite images made in 2016 from my project “Trans_Lucent”  as of 1/3/17 at 9:00 am…

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17-01-02 Melting In The Dark

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Why is MacArthur Park running through my head “like a striped pair of pants”? No idea…

Perhaps because, much like a certain orange haired favorite of the Russians, it is bombastic and makes no sense?

Well, yeah, but it is a truly enjoyable song so that can’t be it…

Enjoy…

1-1-17 – No Beginning; No Ending;

“No Matter/Try Again/Fail Again/Fail Better”

Samuel Beckett

“Failures and disappointments make time go by so fast that you fail to notice your real life, and the past when I was so free seems to belong to someone else, not myself.”

Anton Chekhov

via Francine Prose (Mister Monkey)

Robert S Johnson’s “List of Favorite Quotations”

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Cate Blanchett in “Situationism”…Video #2 of Manifesto at The Park Avenue Armory

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“Maybe you’ll get a replacement
There’s plenty like me to be found”

Bernie Taupin – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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11:34pm 12/31/16…24 minutes until we randomly pretend life will change somehow.

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99 years of war
left no room for victors.
There are no more war ministers
nor any jet fighters.
Today I’m making my rounds
see the world lying in ruins.
I found a balloon,
think of you and let it fly (away).

Nena