Thursday, August 28, 2008

watching the wheels

Im just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round

I really love to watch them roll

No longer riding on the merry-go-round

I just had to let it go

Ah, people asking questions lost in confusion

Well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions

Well they shake their heads and they look at me as if Ive lost my mind

I tell them there's no hurry

I'm just sitting here doing time

notes on photos:

I may be as smitten with wheels
as I am with wings.
or may be I'm like bill wood
and I take photos of everything!

some wheeling photos illustrating some of the lyrics to john's lovely song watching the wheels.
1) monks from namgyal monastery making a sand mandala which includes the wheel of life. cleveland, ohio
2) lady with wheeled shopping cart - wheels certainly make our lives easier! lakewood, oh
3) woman spinning, hale farm and village. bath, ohio
4) wagon wheels with bluebonnets. gruene, texas
5) the wheel of fortune tarot deck.
6) vw wheel art
7) woman giving her dog a ride - finding a solution! lakewood, ohio
8) e with classy classic at the crawford auto-aviation museum wrhs. cleveland, ohio
9) street friend outside of west side market. cleveland, oh

a video tribute to john lennon & his wheel song


tut-tut said...

I love all these wheels, and the order in which you've shown them. Another great theme!

R.L. Bourges said...

ouf! the sand mandala is beautiful (and so is are the rest of your photos, il va sans dire.)

Thought you and your readers might like another sandpainting technique

mouse (aka kimy) said...

tut - isn't it fun to see where we all go with our themes!! ;)

rlb - merci.

thanks for the link. navajo sandpainting is both helpful and artistically exquisite. f's mother's family is from new mexico and fortunately has allowed some first hand experience with seeing the technique.

the monks making this mandala used plastic cups but other monks I've seen have used tupperware - so got a big chuckle out of the mention of that on the navajo site!! ummm tupperware.... ched, is there a theme?

Steve said...

Interesting wheel art! And photo no. 9 is terrific.

I love that song, even though it always makes me really sad...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

steve - the 'wheel art' was the result of an ice storm that was taking place when e and I were on a road trip. coincidentally we were driving to nyc (a few years back) to see the gates! in ny the city was blanketed in snow and it made viewing the gates even that much more terrific! anyhow, when we stopped for gas, I looked at the hubcaps of the car and saw those crazy shards coming out from the center....thought it totally cool and of course had to snap a pic to preserve the image -

Megan said...

Very nice pairing of words and pictures!

Squirrel said...

holy tommoley! This is wheeley wheeley good!

I'm praying for the Dalai Lama today--he's not feeling well at all.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

megan - ;)!

squirrel - oh my! thanks for the heads up on HH! prayers going up from here too! just found this article, immediate went to do search:
guardian article

lettuce said...
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lettuce said...

that was me, mixing up my numbers - the sand mandala is just amazing. and no. 6 - thats some wonderful freak of nature.

and yes kim, i think you are somewhat like bill woods.

WAT said...

One of Lennon's last songs. :(

And a great one at that.