Posts Tagged With: Youth

UNSOILED AND UNSINNED

 

“What though the rose have prickles, yet ’tis pluck’d.”

 

~ William Shakespeare ~

 

000 unsoiled and unsinned

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in August 2021.


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MY WOODEN FACE

 

“A mask tells us more than a face.”

 

~ Oscar Wilde ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in April 2016.


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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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