Sometimes “bad” photos can be interesting. In 2008 I was still trying to figure my way around a camera (in some respects that hasn’t changed) but these photos posted here I still really like.
Decided to “play” around with some of the blackstracts from previous posts. Enjoy.
I’ve been diggin’ the opera Akhnaten (again) by Philip Glass. Probably my all-time favorite of his opera’s. Enjoy this duet between Akhnaten and Nefertiti.
man out of place I find myself in a strange situation. I am dead yet my body does not know it. Looking at the world about me I no longer recognize…. What should be familiar is strange and unknowable. There was a time when I would have relished the strangeness and foreignness of this lifes situation…. I actually find it unnerving. It seems that any foundation or rootedness that would have grounded me during such times has been swept away… so completely and with a sense of finality that even when I go to familiar places or spaces, I do not recognize them. I see familiar faces and hear familiar voices but they only seem to be echoes of a past long gone. I may as well be a foreigner in a strange land. Nothing matters as I am no longer connected… I am truly a man out of place in space and time… not knowing how it happened or how to change it. Should it be changed? I suppose time will tell. What will the future hold? What will I look like in the end? What will the world look like in the end? Our humanity will be changed, but will it be for the better in the end? Will we look back as through a glass darkly and say “Who was that?” In the end. My life has become abstracted beyond recognition… I put one foot in front of the other….
Los Amigos Invisibles – DAME EL MAMBO (trans. Give Me The Mambo)