Posts Tagged With: Experience

DOORS

 

“Behind some doors lie our wildest dreams, behind others our worst
nightmares and behind them all always the energy and the adventure
that makes us whole. The challenge is in finding the balance and
the reward is a life enriched with the beauty
and the magic of the world around us…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken with an analog Minolta camera in October 1992 on the island of Santorini. The door opened to a drop of a few hundred meters, straight down to the rocks and the sea below. Good that it was chained shut, but it was one door that I wouldn’t have been tempted to open anyway. The view was breathtaking enough.


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AN OLDER MAN

 

“Older men are wiser and that is much cooler to me.
I think you have more of an adventure with an older man.
And a happier journey.”

 

~ Emilia Fox ~

 

Digital painting created in 1999.


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A DANGER

 

“Always be a poet, even in prose.”

 

~ Charles Baudelaire ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Le Dôme Café in Paris in May 2010.


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RIB DANCE

 

“Should I have brought earplugs?”

 

~ Kurt Nielsen ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in August 2015.


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ON THE MENU HERE

 

“I was merely a disinterested spectator at the Banquet of Life.”

 

~ Elaine Dundy ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a pocket camera photo taken near Agia-Anna, Naxos, Greece in August 1979.


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DEATH AND PASSION

 

“Death is inevitable, passion is eternal.”

 

~ Allison van Diepen ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo (detail) of the sculpture “Les Nubiens” by Ernest Barrias (1894) taken in Paris in June 2019.


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THERE WAS ALWAYS THE LEARNING

 

“Man…is above all the plaything of his memory.”

 

~ Andre Breton ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken by an unknown photographer in early 1972.


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BACKWARDS IN HIEROGLYPHICS

 

“Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas.
Casual curses are the most effective.” 

 

~ William S. Burroughs ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in February 2020. Photo courtesy of W. Feger’s German Geological Service GmbH.


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SO MUCH OLDER THEN

 

“All diseases run into one, old age.”

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in December 2019.


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PROMISE

 

“The sweet converse of an innocent mind.”

 

~ John Keats ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in September 2019.


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THE COLLECTOR

 

“You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.”

 

~ Colette ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a painting by Antoine Calbet taken in Paris in June 2019.


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ABSINTHE

 

“Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.”

 

~ Ethel Mumford ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of “In A Café,” a painting by Edgar Degas, taken in Paris in June 2019.


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RUE DE JACOB REFLECTIONS

 

“Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be,
the last of life,
for which the first was made.”

 

~ Robert Browning ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in May 2019.


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WORDS LIKE CLAY

 

“I prefer the absurdity of writing poems
to the absurdity of not writing poems.”

 

~ Wisława Szymborska ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman burial urn taken in Mainz, Germany in July 1987.


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DREAM

 

“Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in November 2018.


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MERGENCE

 

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”

 

~ Peter Adams ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in May 2016.


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SARASWATI

 

“A mind is a fire to be kindled,
not a vessel to be filled.”

 

~ Plutarch ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in October 2018.


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LE CADEAU

 

“We are always the same age inside.”

 

~ Gertrude Stein ~

 

Digitally enhanced image cropped and created from an original photo taken in September 2016.


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ODE AU VIEILLISSEMENT

 

“But age became him as it did the oaks and the cedars.”

 

~ Thomas Burnett Swann ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a portrait taken in Paris in May 2017.


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