Posts Tagged With: Youth

POTPOURRI

 

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”

 

~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 1971.


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JUST A FROWN

 

“O yellow eye, let me be sick with your heat,
let me be feverish and frowning.”

 

~ Anne Sexton ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in 1976.


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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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FROM THE STARS STRUNG

 

Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent, protects you from age.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in the summer of 1985.


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TOWARDS THE LIGHT

 

“For the unlearned, old age is winter;
for the learned, it is the season of the harvest.”

 

~ Hasidic Proverb ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2020.


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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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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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SUMMERTYME TRYST

 

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon;
to me those have always been
the two most beautiful words
in the English language.”

 

~ Henry James ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 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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JEUNESSE

 

“Stolen waters are sweet,
and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

 

~ Proverbs 9:17 ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of Aristide Maillol’s sculpture Jeunesse  in the Musée d’Orsay taken in Paris in June 2019.


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CHEAPER DEN BY DA DOZEN

 

“Cocaine’s for horses, not for men,
they tell me it’ll kill me but they don’t say when,
Cocaine run all ’round my brain…”

 

~ Dave Van Ronk ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art by Gregos taken in Paris in May 2019.


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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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BISOUS

 

“Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.”

 

~  Percy Bysshe Shelley ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of lipstick kisses left on Oscar Wilde’s grave in Paris in August 2015.


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WILDER FEGER TAKE TWO

 

“Wild women don’t get the blues.”

 

~ Ida Cox ~

 

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


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WRAPPED AROUND

 

Lust is easy.
Love is hard.
Like is most important.”

 

~ Carl Reiner ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in December 2017 and kindly provided by DePiero and Associates.


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THE FOOL

 

“I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.”

 

~ Mark Twain ~

 

Image of the Tarot card “The Fool” downloaded from the internet in July 2017.


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SALUTATION SONG

 

“This song was written 47 years ago, when I was 19.
Like so many other musicians I can simply say
that since then this has been the story of my life.
Moral of story: Be careful what you write,
it just might come true…”

 

 

Original photo taken in November 1969 by Bruce J. Malachuk in Lynchburg, Virginia.


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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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NEW SKIN FOR OLD

 

“The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.”

 

~ William Butler Yeats ~

 

000-new-skin-for-oldDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Virginia Beach, Virginia in November 1996.


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FIRST LIGHT OF MORNING

 

“La poésie se fait dans un lit comme l’amour,
Ses draps défaits sont l’aurore des choses.”

(“Poetry is made in bed like love,
Its unmade sheets are the dawn of things.”)

 

~ André Breton ~

 

000-first-light-of-morningDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in early 1991.


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