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ONCE ONLY

 

“Others have seen what is and asked why.
I have seen what could be and asked why not.”

 

~ Pablo Picasso ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in the Rue Quincampoix in Paris in September 2016.


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CHANGES

 

“Well, my mind is going through them changes…”

 

~ Buddy Miles ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2014.


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THE CUMQUAT VARIATIONS

 

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”
 

~ C. S. Lewis ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a scan of an undated painting by B.S. in March 2021.


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INCENDIARY SPARKLE

 

“A star never lets anything dull its sparkle, not even darkness.”

 

~ Matshona Dhliwayo ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in July 2014.


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BUILD A NEST

 

“Look at this tangle of thorns.”

 

~ Vladimir Nabokov ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in August 2010.


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MOO

 

“Ah, but I was so much older then,
I’m younger than that now…”

 

~ Bob Dylan ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in the Bavarian Alps in July 2013.


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NOT OURS TO TAKE

 

“Suspect each moment, for it is a thief,
tiptoeing away with more than it brings.”

 

~ John Updike ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of Jonathan Borofsky’s “Man Walking To The Sky” taken at Documenta 9 in Kassel, Germany in July 1992.

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POURQUOI PAS

 

“…and six months later when the
house of cards came crashing down,
he was wondering, why?”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in September 2017.


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THERE AIN’T NO SALVATION THERE

 

“There is no salvation in becoming adapted to a world which is crazy.”

 

~ Henry Miller ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Erbenheim, Germany in November 1985.


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FRONT ROW SEAT

 

“All romantics meet the same fate some day.
Drunk and cynical and boring someone
in some dark café.”

 

~ Joni Mitchell ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in August 2017.


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LOOKING BACK

 

“Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race,
with me as the chief obstacle.”

 

~ Jack Paar ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2017.


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NEW THINGS NAMES

 

“I’m not a synonym ~ I’m a proper noun.”

 

~ Clarice Lispector ~

 

Original photo of street art by little boy taken in the Rue des Boulangers in Paris in June 2017.


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LES SECRETS LES MOINS AVOUÉS DE LA CHAIR

 

“Je suis un mensonge qui dit toujours la vérité.”

“I am a lie that always tells the truth.”

 

~ Jean Cocteau ~

 

Digital painting “Les Secrets de la Chair” created in March 2017.


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PARADOX – THREE

 

This is the fourth installment in a continuing series of excerpts
taken from a long prose poem started at the end of the 1980’s.

 

 

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011x-paradoxTo be continued in the near future…


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THE DECURIO VISITS THE VETTII BROTHERS ON AUGUST 23rd

 

“and there wasn’t…”

 

000-the-decurio-visits-the-vettii-brothersDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the House of Vettii in Pompeii, Italy in June 1996.


Archaeological Footnote: The eruption of Vesuvius was documented by contemporary historians and is generally accepted as having started on 24 August 79, relying on one version of the text of Pliny’s letter. However the archeological excavations of Pompeii suggest that the city was buried about three months later. This is supported by another version of the letter, which gives the date of the eruption as November 23. People buried in the ash appear to have been wearing heavier clothing than the light summer clothes typical of August. The fresh fruit and vegetables in the shops are typical of October – and conversely the summer fruit typical of August was already being sold in dried, or conserved form. Wine fermenting jars had been sealed, which would have happened around the end of October. Coins found in the purse of a woman buried in the ash include one with a fifteenth imperatorial acclamation among the emperor’s titles. These cannot have been minted before the second week of September. So far there is no definitive theory as to why there should be such an apparent discrepancy. (Source: Wikipedia)


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BEAUTIFUL BITCH

 

“Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.”

 

~ Dion Boucicault ~

 

000-beautiful-bitchOne wonders what this individual’s dreams and aspirations were. Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of an 1800 year old Roman cremation burial taken in Mainz, Germany in September 1988.


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“life’s a bitch…and then you die…”

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HEALTHY PLEASURES

 

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness:
a glass of wine, a roast chestnut,
a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea.
Nothing else.”

 

~ Nikos Kazantzakis ~

 

000 healthy pleasuresDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken at the harbour in Rethimno, Crete in October 1992.


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CAVE OF HEARTS

 

“Roll away the stone
Don’t leave me here alone
Resurrect me and protect me
Don’t leave me laying here
What will they do in two thousand years?”

 

~ Leon Russell ~

 

000 cave of heartsDigitally enhanced image created from a photo taken near Hadamar, Germany in July 1986.


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A WORK IN PROGRESS – BOY MEETS GIRL

 

M. COTES DU RHONE RÉPOND MLLE CHARDONNAY

 

 

000 Boy Meets GirlPhoto taken in Paris  in May 2015.


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A LIFETIME IN PARIS

 

So much to do and so little time…

 

000 a lifetime in parisSelf-portrait taken on the Place du Panthéon in Paris in May 2015.


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