Posts Tagged With: Past

THE CUSP OF A DREAM

 

“Life is perhaps best regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings.”

 

~ Eugene O’Neill ~

 

Digitally realised painting developed from an image first created in September 1976.


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NO MEANING

 

“Life has no meaning the moment you lose the illusion of being eternal.”

 

~ Jean-Paul Sartre ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in September 2019.


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ONE DAY LESS

 

 

“But dare rather to quit the platform,
plunge into the sublime seas,
dive deep, and swim far…”

 

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~

 

Digitally enhanced painting created in May 2012.


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THIN AROUND CAUSE

 

“We postulate that time is thin around the cause
and dense around the effect.”

 

~ Nikolai Kozyrev ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of the Seine taken in Paris in May 2011.


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WHAT WE WANT TO SEE

 

“We are always remaking history.
Our memory is always
an interpretive reconstruction of the past,
so is perspective.”

 

~ Umberto Eco ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2018.


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NO FUTURE FOR FOOLS

 

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

 

~ Zadie Smith ~

 

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


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THIS YEAR OF PLAGUE

 

“Both of us victims of the same twentieth-century plague.

Not the Black Death, this time; the Gray Life.”

 

~ Aldous Huxley ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Autumn 2001.


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GOLDEN FLEECE

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”

~ Anne Sexton ~

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in Paris in May 2012.


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UP TO OUR ASHES

 

“Love. Of course, love.
Flames for a year, ashes for thirty.”

 

~ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 1983.


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ALWAYS BAREFOOT IN THE BRAMBLES

 

“All memories fade away in the end. Then, only dreams are left.
And because they are all we have, we confide our life’s worries to them.”

 

~ Philippe Forest ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 1988.


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THE DANCES I NEVER DANCED

 

“Though now, of all that could have been, there is nothing.”

 

~ James Richardson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2018.


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THE SECRET OF THE PARADOX

 

“Ah, but I was so much younger then…”

 

~ nightpoet ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of street art taken in Paris in June 2018.


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NO REHEARSAL

 

“Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.”

 

~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of my lovely Ladies taken sometime around 1991.


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LORELEI’S GHOST

 

“Beneath me flows the Rhine,
and, like the stream of Time,
it flows amid the ruins of the Past.”

 

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of the Rhine taken in February 2016.


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AFTERLIFE

 

“Memory is the only afterlife I have ever believed in.
But the forgetting inside us cannot be stopped.
We are programmed to betray.”

 

~ Michael Ignatieff ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of an archaeological find material storage depot taken in the early 1990’s.


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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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GRAY

 

“A gray day provides the best light.”

 

~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

 

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


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STRANGE HOW WE MET

 

“We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.”

 

~ Anthony Burgess ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created in August 2020 from two scans of a signed Penguin edition of A Clockwork Orange. From the author’s personal collection.


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THE FIRST ACT IN THE TRAGEDY OF TOUCH

 

“Touch has a memory.”

 

~ John Keats ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo (detail) of a restored Roman mosaic taken in June 2004.


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FROM THE ASHES

 

“In order to rise from its own ashes a phoenix first must burn.”

 

~ Octavia Butler ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in July 2019.


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