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Poured Brightness

16 Sep

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“We belonged together; there was a dream rightness and magic to it, inarguable; the thought of her flooded every corner of my mind with light and poured brightness into miraculous lofts I hadn’t even known were there.”  

—Donna Tartt

Romy Schneider & Alain Delon, dancing at home, 1959

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Like A Laugh

14 Sep

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“[Why are we so afraid of joy?] We think right behind joy is a knife that will cut your throat if we really feel it. It’s almost like a laugh—your chin goes up and your throat is exposed. If I laugh too loud, someone will slit my throat. That’s the terror of joy.”

—Judd Apatow

I’m Different

8 Sep

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I’m neon now; I’m different.

—Elizabeth Alexander

Keep Moving

8 Apr

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

― Albert Einstein

A Kind of Stealing

15 Mar

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“Photography is always a kind of stealing…a theft from the subject. Artists are assaulters in a lot of ways and the viewer is complicit in that assault.” 

— Hanya Yanagihara – A Little Life

Temporary Relief

13 Mar
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Art by Chad Hagen

“People choose to stop when they have suffered more than enough, and when circumstances lend a hand. And, when the possibility of self-control becomes as attractive — more attractive — than any other possibility, including temporary relief.”  

— Marc Lewis – Neuroscientist

Moving On

11 Mar

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“I’m not running away, I’m moving on.”

― Irvine Welsh

9 Mar

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“Are the days of winter sunshine just as sad for you, too? When it is misty, in the evenings, and I am out walking by myself, it seems to me that the rain is falling through my heart and causing it to crumble into ruins.”

— Gustave Flaubert

Photograph A Ray of Sunshine by Claudia Dea (public domain)

Music Speaks

21 Feb

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“Where words fail, music speaks.”

— Hans Christian Andersen

Songwriting team and brothers George Gershwin (1898-1937) & Ira Gershwin (1896-1983)

You Mustn’t Lose It

19 Feb

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“You are given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

— Robin Williams

Safe Travels

7 Feb

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“The trick is, you can only brighten the forest from beneath the canopy of its trees…from within. To bring the light, you must first make your way through the bramble-filled darkness. Safe travels.”

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run (book)

Have To Decide

28 Jan

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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

— J R R Tolkien

Being Smart Is Cooler

16 Jan

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“I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.” — Michelle Obama

Somebody Up There Likes Me

14 Jan

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Iman posted this to her Instagram account on January 10, the one-year anniversary of David Bowie’s passing. What a fantastic double rainbow shot, and love the dramatic lighting. Good capture. Wonder if she shot it herself, from the balcony of where they live in Soho? It’s a feel-good, hopeful photo.

Somebody Up There Likes Me lyrics by David Bowie

He’s so divine, his soul shines.
Breaks the night, sleep tight.
His ever loving face smiles on the whole human race.
He says, “I’m somebody.”
He’s got his eye on your soul, his hand on your heart.

Somebody up there (somebody) likes me.
Nothing left his eye unmoved. He
Had the plan, he had to use (somebody).
He’s so divine, his soul shines (somebody).
Breaks the night, sleep tight (somebody out there, somebody).
His ever loving face smiles on the whole human race (somebody, somebody, somebody, somebody out there).

Hang On To Yourself

13 Dec

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If you think you’re going to make it, you’d better hang to yourself.

Song Hang On To Yourself by David Bowie

Then To Rest

9 Dec

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Photograph by Georges Dambier. #2762 – BARBARA MULLEN AND MARIE HÉLÈNE ARNAUD WATER-SKIING CAP D’ANTIBES 1957

I’m That Tired

7 Dec

Locals walk the streets of Madison Square near the Flatiron Building.

The Flatiron by WW Rock, 1918

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Under The Umbrella

5 Dec

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Scattered

3 Dec

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If I Give My Soul by Billy Joe Shaver

I’ll Wave My Flag

1 Dec

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Just look through your window; look who sits outside.
Little me is waiting, standing through the night.
When you’ll walk through your door, I’ll wave my flag and shout.

Love You Till Tuesday by David Bowie

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