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Rhapsody In Zero GravityIs deep space silent?
The Guardian Wraith of Starlit SmokeOur sitting here by lantern-light together
Black-Hand SpadeOld green sedan
All Seasons PromenadeAll outside is dreary and grey
AntarcticaSnowlands lost and frozen
The Hard ManIrish laddy with a lavender bent
Hi folks! I'm a hobbyist photographer and writer. I love doing both...the sense of elation I feel when I find a great scene to shoot, or when the words flow onto the page seemingly of their own accord. |
The best part of DA is the wonderful people! I've made some great friends here, and I urge you to look through my friends and watch list...my friends are truly gifted.
Current Residence: Michigan, USA
Favourite photographer: William Eggleston/Lewis Hine/Margaret Bourke-White
Favourite style of art: Ash Can School/Art Deco/Surrealism/Industrial
Personal Quote: Those days are gone forever. ~ Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
Daniel: [talking about his apartment] I was going kind of a refugee motif. You know, "fleeing my homeland" kind of thing. But look at you. This lovely Dances With Wolves motif. What's your Indian name, Shops With A Fist?
Miranda: Are my children ready yet?
Daniel: No, our children are not ready yet. Because you are an hour early and you were late dropping them off.
Miranda: Hello, are you calling in response to the ad?
Miranda: Tell me, who was your previous employer?
Daniel: I was in a band, 'Severe Tire Damage'.
Miranda: In a band?
Daniel: I just want to know one thing. Are your kids well-behaved? Or do they need like, a few light slams every now and then?
Miranda: Umm, I'll have to get back to you.
[Genie and Carpet are playing chess]
Genie: So, move.
[Carpet makes a move]
Genie: Hey! That's a good move.
[as Rodney Dangerfield]
Genie: I can't believe it. I'm losing to a rug.
Genie: So what'll it be, master?
Aladdin: You're gonna grant me any three wishes I want, right?
Genie: [imitating William F. Buckley] Uh, ah, almost. There are a few, uh, provisos. Ah, a couple of quid pro quo.
[imitating Walter Cronkite]
Adrian Cronauer: I just want to begin by saying to Roosevelt E. Roosevelt, what it is, what it shall be, what it was. The weather out there today is hot and shitty with continued hot and shitty in the afternoon. Tomorrow a chance of continued crappy with a pissy weather front coming down from the north. Basically, it's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut.
Adrian Cronauer: Adrian, take care of yourself. I just want you to know one thing... if you're going to be dressing in civilian clothes, don't forget pumps.
Adrian Cronauer: Thank you Leo... thanks for these. Oh, these are special.
Adrian Cronauer: They're ruby slippers, Adrian. Put these on and say 'there's no place like home', 'there's no place like home' and you can be there.
Adrian Cronauer: I hope... I hope we all could.
[fades to credits]
|"I can make a lord, but only God can make a gentleman."|
~ King James I of England 1566-1625
"A Steely Dan concert is akin to witnessing the passage of a single multiplex vehicle the size of a motorcade or convoy, its various segments comprising limousines, ice-cream wagons, hearses, lunch-carts, ambulances, black marias, and motorcycle outriders, all of it Rolls-grade and lacquered like a tropical beetle. The horns glint, as it rolls majestically past, splendid, a thing of legend, and utterly peculiar unto itself."
~ William Gibson, Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2008: July 2.
"I unconsciously decided that, even if it wasn't an ideal world, it should be. So I painted only the ideal aspects of it - pictures in which there are no drunken slatterns or self-centered mothers... only foxy grandpas who played baseball with the kids and boys who fished from logs and got up circuses in the backyard." ~ Norman Rockwell 1894-1978
"Let us upon new thoughts write antique verses."
~ Andre Chenier 1762-1794
"One must do coolly the things which are most fiery."
~ Hector Berlioz 1803-1869
Art is a force which frees the soul and through which one can grasp "certain rhythms of life and breath" which compel one "to fall in with it, like passerby who join in a dance; these rhythms compel us to set in motion, in the depth of our being, some secret chord which was only waiting to thrill."
~ Henri Bergson 1859-1941
"Hug and kiss whoever helped get you - financially, mentally, morally, emotionally - to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you're too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don't let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone."
~Stephen King, Commencement Address, U. of Maine, 5-07-05
"And what guarantee, pray, have you that your life will last longer? Who will suffer your course to be just as you plan it? Are you not ashamed to reserve for yourself only the remnant of life, and to set apart for wisdom only that time which cannot be devoted to any business?
How late it is to begin to live just when we must cease to live! What foolish forgetfulness of mortality to postpone wholesome plans to the fiftieth and sixtieth year, and to intend to begin life at a point to which few have attained!"
~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca 4 BC- AD 65, on 'The Shortness of Life.'