“I used to think I was the strangest person…”

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinkingContinue reading ““I used to think I was the strangest person…””

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Sailing Away

There is so much beauty in the world. I try to remind myself to be open, compassionate, and kind every day. We don’t know anyone else’s story. People are complex and have lived through things we will never understand. It’s important to remember that. A public piano was installed, and then a homeless man satContinue reading “Sailing Away”

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49 For 49

I turned 49 a few days ago.  No, I’m not really 50 something and just using 49 as my sticky-post age.  I’m 49. I’m not fazed.  Not being fazed is a good thing. I have never been a person who was affected by my age.  I turned 16, 21, 25, 30, 40, etc. with noContinue reading “49 For 49”

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Thankful Everyday – The Twenty-Sixth

26.  I am thankful for beautiful architecture.  I’m fascinated by building.  Not the building I have done, which is none, or might do, which is also probably none, but by the amazing structures all around me.  Capturing form, light, and harnessing the marriage between use and beauty, I am constantly in awe of form, everywhere.Continue reading “Thankful Everyday – The Twenty-Sixth”

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Thankful Everyday – The Fifteenth

Halfway through.  I can’t believe this little exercise is going so fast, let alone how the month of November seems to be speeding by. 15.  I’m thankful for photography.  It is a vehicle for the passionate drive I have to create and allows me to see the world in ways I didn’t, before I pickedContinue reading “Thankful Everyday – The Fifteenth”

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Words From Rilke

  We have no reason to harbor any mistrust against our world, for it is not against us. If it has terrors, they are our terrors; if it has abysses, these abysses belong to us; if there are dangers, we must try to love them. And if only we arrange our life in accordance withContinue reading “Words From Rilke”

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest – The Ballad of Narayama (1958)

Honor. Color. Scene. Obligation. Play. Creative. Mountain. Sadness. Throwaway. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest – Oslo, August 31st

Inevitability. Hopeless. Oslo. Homage. Direction. Beauty. Visual. Anders. Addiction. Yes.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest – Bernie

Performance. Flavor. Texas. Townspeople. Funny. True. Black. Character. Direction. YES. This is my second review of Bernie. I enjoyed it even more this time around. Watching it with the film loving community at EbertFest this year was wonderful.

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10 Word Review – Ebertfest – Days of Heaven

 Light. Lyrical. Soft. Sad. Tragic. Poetry. Narration. Art. Beautiful. Yes.

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Pronunciamento

I love words and this is a great one. Pronunciamento. Meaning… pro·nun·ci·a·men·to   [pruh-nuhn-see-uh-men-toh, -shee-uh-] noun, plural pro·nun·ci·a·men·tos. a proclamation; manifesto; edict. I came across this one today as I was looking around the dictionary.  Or more precisely, in this new age, dictionary.com. It’s a wonderful word found in a wonderful place.  Dictionaries are exciting, toContinue reading “Pronunciamento”

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To See or Not to See

This is an amazing story about beauty, perception, art, and what we see, or don’t see, as we go about our daily lives. Do you stop and notice, enjoy, live in the moment with something beautiful or do you walk past without a glance, without a thought for what’s happening right in front of you.Continue reading “To See or Not to See”

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