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

16-01-01 Early Morning New Year’s Day

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

I truly do not understand quite why we fetishize the New Year the way we do but it is a tradition of very long standing among seemingly most human cultures, so there you are.

A few images from early this morning…RSJohnson_16010100422

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and a final image from’15 looking over the Hudson from Morningside Heights…

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1-1-14 The Calendar Flips

“I said,
“Constantly in the darkness
Where’s that at?
If you want me I’ll be in the bar”

Joni Mitchell

2014. A new year. All is right with the world. Everything is coming up roses…

or not.

Hope that you all had a great new year’s eve and day whether partying with 600 of your closest friends, a small intimate gathering, or just a quiet evening avoiding all the celebrants.

We had an extraordinary twilight to kick off 2014.

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