Thursday, August 6, 2009

a kiss to build a dream on

To know one thing, you must know the opposite.
Henry Moore (1898-1986) English sculptor

The mind of a thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) poet, novelist, dramatist and critic

May your joys be as bright as the morning, and your sorrows merely be shadows that fade in the sunlight of love. May you have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to keep you happy, enough failure to keep you humble, enough success to keep you eager, enough friends to give you comfort, enough faith and courage in yourself to banish sadness, enough wealth to meet your needs and one thing more; enough determination to make each day a more wonderful day than the one before.
Irish Blessing

When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895) chemist and microbiologist

I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
James Joyce (1882-1941) novelist, poet, teacher

When I look on you a moment, then I can speak no more, but my tongue falls silent, and at once a delicate flame courses beneath my skin, and with my eyes I see nothing, and my ears hum, and a wet sweat bathes me, and a trembling seizes me all over.
Sappho (circa 620 b.c.e - 570 b.c.e.)

'Twas not my lips you kissed
But my soul

Judy Garland (1922-1969) singer and actor

There are unknown forces in nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us; she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.
Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) French sculptor

notes on photos:
  1. although this henry moore sculpture is named 'large two forms' I think it should really be called 'french kiss' - do you agree - can you 'see' it? new york botanical garden, august 2008
  2. porch knickknack , lakewood ohio august 2009
  3. shadow kissing, ballpark. avon ohio, august 2009
  4. tsuki kissing ms. t, august 2009
  5. 'kiss me I'm irish' t-shirt worn at the cleveland irish festival, july 2008
  6. billboard in the paris metro, october 2005
  7. rita and shan's (my mom and dad) wedding kiss, harwood mines, pennsylvania, 30 march 1951
  8. mouse blowing a kiss in front of the kiss, one of rodin's masterpieces. the rodin museum, paris - october 2005.

louie armstrong singing a kiss to build a dream on the song written in 1935 by bert kalmar, harry ruby & oscar hammerstein was recorded and popularized by armstrong in 1951, but it was the hugo interhalter orchestra's version with vocalist johnny parker which took the song to the top of the charts in 1952. some of you may recognize the song from the films sleepless in seattle (1993)or the strip (1951)


Megan said...

Nice array of kisses! I'm blowing one right back atcha.

Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures and quotes. I like the kitty kisssing the little girl, and Louis Pasteur's quote. Who would have thought Louis Pasteur would say something so profound and tender?

Ronda Laveen said...

I TOTALLY see the French kiss in #1. The shadow kiss is so etheric. Your mom and da's wedding kiss so reminds me of my mom and da's wedding kiss...I think in the same year. And you in front of the Rodin? Se magnafique.

Tom said...

wow; really good photos. Nice grab bag of kisses.

Marianna said...

Kisses to you for making TT so great and fun!!


Baino said...

Kim, gorgeous as always and I'm really dragging the chain trying to get my blog sorted to show off photos but, your Miss T, is she your grandaughter?

Sorry I skim so often. She is the most, most delighyful looking kid.\

Fantastic as always, I really admire your ability to match your quotes with photos . . .and Sachmo . .well . .I don't care much for old music but he is chocolate for the soul.

mum said...

kim: thanks for the 'sweetness and light' break in a day of fairly heavy slogging here in Graulhet.

I'll have to check out the movie 'The Strip' just in case there's at least a trailer available on youtube.

bisous to you (we do three over here: right cheek, left cheek, then right again. Why? Who knows? It takes more time than two and less than four. I guess Graulhétois are friendly but practical, too.)

Roy said...

Greatr collection, Kim! That shot of Tsuki and Ms. T is a classic.

California Girl said...

I wondered if anyone would post the Rodin sculpture.

There is so much great music for this theme, I went the other way, movie kisses.

wonderful quotes and images as always Kimy.

Anonymous said...

Oh how happy Ms. T looks! Wonderful kimy and you just had to toss in that "Satchmo" vid, didn't you? Love it :)

Brian Miller said...

the first one with the rocks...i can totally see it. cool and creative. a bouquet of kisses on which to build our dreams. wonderful.

Angella Lister said...

Wow, I love the kisses and the way the quotes you choose illuminate them. Particularly love little Miss T. So beautiful.

VE said...

There are some classics here, but the kids steal the usual

willow said...

Oh, this was lovely. I'm going to have this song in my head all day, now. Thank you! :^)

Dumdad said...

Fabulous series of pix and quotes.

Bisous from Paris!

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I love that shot of the porch in Lakewood. Coleus is sort of my "signature" plant. I've loved it since I was a little kid and am always amazed by its subtle range of colors. My grandmothers always had them, and they remind me of the color schemes of the dresses they always wore.

Funny how something like that can bring you such gentle comfort and a link to those no longer with us.

ArtSparker said...

I like the earnestness of the cat kissing Ms. T, and the Irish girl is lovely.

Candie Bracci said...

Really nice and full of joy!:)

John Hayes said...

I do see what you mean about the Henry Moore sculpture. Really great selections. I love the Oscar Wilde quote!

Colette Amelia said...

thoroughly thoroughly enjoyable! was like being kissed!

J A Harnett-Hargrove said...

Nice eclectic mix, visuals and quotes. -Jayne

Betsy said...

I'd never heard that particular Irish Blessing before...lovely!

Merle Sneed said...

How do you not love Louie Armstrong, especially in this number? Thanks, for all the words and pix.

Don Parker said...

I kissed a girl last night .... and I liked it.
And it was a first kiss.

Kris said...

That top sculpture is a ripper.

Wings said...

Wonderful choices!!! Love them all. :)

Finest Mail said...

Great kisses!!

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