15-11-17 That’s How The Light Gets In

A Guest Post from Leonard Cohen…after the Hudson

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The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government —
signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
a thundercloud
and they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring …

You can add up the parts
but you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

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Travel Theme: Faces

Ailsa’s Travel Theme is faces…

Here are three…

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2-26-14 So Risqué

Knowing that we all drown in spam, I usually do not share what comes over the transom but this one was too good.

“What’s up everybody, here every one is sharing these kinds of experience, thus it’s fastidious to read this blog, and I used to go to see this webpage everyday.”

I went up to Boston this weekend and we (my parents and I) went to Boston College to see a photo exhibit called: Paris Night & Day: Photography Between The Wars”.  It is an excellent small exhibit. This time around I was particularly struck by the work of Ilse Bing; André Kertész; and Brassaï. I am familiar with all their work but it is always instructive to see different work contextualized in a group show.  Some of the other photographers included Atget; Baldus; Blanc and Demilly; Lartigue; Maar and many others. Of course Cartier-Bresson was in there as well.

The very humorous guard apologized when he told me I could not take photographs of the exhibit. I assured him that except under very special circumstances, I find taking pictures of pictures is redundant. We have books and the internet for a reason. He also warned us that the “night” section was a bit risqué, (BC is a Jesuit College after all),  although he acknowledged that if we had cable it might not seem so daring.

As we were leaving, my father pointed out that the sun was helping the college represent itself very well.

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8-13-13 Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Open your current book to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!

Here we go:

“Shortly before her death, Mme Ren, of Lyon, had Mme Lefrays arrested.”

“They were brought back to Paris from Le Havre.”

Novels In Three Lines

by

Félix Fénéon

Translated and with an Introduction by Luc Sante