Thursday, September 24, 2009

t is for thing - wild thing that is!

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) essayist, novelist and poet

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes.
Indian Saying

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) philosopher, poet, essayist

In our natural state, we are glorious beings. In the world of illusion, we are lost and imprisoned, slaves to our appetites and our will to false power.
Marianne Williamson (b. 1952)author and lecturer

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Prince Gautama Siddharta (563-483 B.C.) founder of Buddhisml

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) poet, novelist, dramatist and critic

Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier (1743–1794) father of modern chemistry

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.
Qwatsinas (aka Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation

notes about photos:
  1. wild things parading the circle. cleveland's annual kick off to summer, sponsored by the cleveland museum of art, june 2007
  2. a portrait of tsuki taken by em, date unknown
  3. a view on the hike up to mont jacques-cartier, a truly wild place on the gaspe, quebec, transferred from film (unfortunately the photo of the photo lacks the color and clarity of the original), mid 1990s
  4. the naked children parade. I wonder if the kids remember painting their bodies and their musical march down the street! transferred from film. this was one wild spontaneous event - I never heard if it ever happened again. undisclosed date and place.
  5. yours truly having fun with a stuffed grizzly at bass pro - an outdoor gear shop, texas july 2007
  6. oscar wilde's grave père lachaise cemetery, paris march 2007
  7. a house returning to the wild, lakewood july 2009
  8. a native american headdress constructed from wild animal relics. taken at a washington state pow-wow, summer 1998 transferred from film

do you have a favorite baseball movie? major league makes it into my top 3 - not only does it have the most intriguing collection of players in the underdog team that beats all underdog teams, the movie's music includes a cover of the troggs hit song wild thing and randy newman's burn on a melancholic and atmospheric ode to cleveland.

speaking of movies and wild things it won't be long until the film adaptation of sendak's where the wild things are opens - I can't wait, but you probably knew that!


Brian Miller said...

lol. the bear pic is pretty funny. you captured it so well in your pics.

drinking the wild air...

e said...

I love this, especially the photo of the children and you with that bear! Happy TT

Wild Wheels

mum said...

yééééé - Mont Jacques-Cartier :-)
yééééé to all of it - the kids are gorgeous, dah bear and dah kittie too. Love the trailer. As for the Randy Newman song with those visuals? click wen t the Link. I'll be relistening to it later today for sure.

whatever you're up to, have yourself a wild time doing it, kimy.

Ronda Laveen said...

Totally enjoyed this post. There is so much here. The quotes were Marrianne. The photos astounding and amusing.

Yes, how could I have forgotten this "wild thing" reference. Bull Durham is also one of my favorite bball movies..."the church of baseball."

Alan Burnett said...

What a splendid collection. Something for everyone. Happy TT.

Baino said...

God you're one fine happy snapper. Love the kids with the tin lids (incidentally that's rhyming slang for kids). Exceptional this week . .srsly. Isn't Randy Newman amazing. I mean so many theme songs and we don't ever realise it's him. I saw him years ago and had no idea he'd such a huge repertoire. Go bear hugs . as long as the kodiak's stuffed (another Aussie euphamism for 'tired')

Tom said...

having your throat ripped open by a grizzly is pretty wild...the things nightmares are made of!

California Girl said...

I was going to add my name to the group and quickly post the "Wild Thing" video from "Major League" one of my all time fave bb movies...but you beat me to it. I am now content to read the entries and comment.

Love the Oscar Wilde and kitty sayings.

Roy said...

Cool! Although I was kinda hoping we were gonna get to see Ms T dressed up for Halloween among those shots. And I didn't realize Oscar Wilde was buried in Père Lachaise.

Heh, heh! I have a slightly different version of "Wild Thing" coming up on my own TT post.

Good work once again, Kim.

Betsy Brock said...

Yes, you have captured the meaning of wild! You are hilarious with that grizzly! :)

Anonymous said...

Way cool, kimy! And especially the Siddharta quote( that one is new to me ). Happy TT :)

Unknown said...

Ah, I'm reminded of Sark's succulent wild woman and Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are! Gorgeous images and quotes!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful celebration of the word.

Skip Simpson said...

Wonderful images, as always! I loved the shot of the bear! LOL!

Wings1295 said...

Wild barely covers some of that post! Amazing!

37paddington said...

i particularly like how the first pic, with all the colors and movement and costumes, evokes the pic with the kids, with colored dots as costumes.

willow said...

Hands down, the pic of you and the bear is the wild winner!!

Anonymous said...

kimy, just saw your comment over on e's. I wanted to do teh Lou Reed but most of the vids on youtube are in pretty poor shape( not too mention he looked quite stoned in a few of them ). just couldn't find a descent vid :(

Megan said...

Wild and wonderful. I do so love this blog.

Colette Amelia said...

ok I found so many ahhs! Like the grizzly bear! tell me where is he?

I did a whole bit of reading on oscar Wilde but wildly went elsewhere.

And that Moody quote!!!! The Nauxalt nation land was where we wandered over wild mountain roads this weekend!

Loved it all too much to express.

Reya Mellicker said...

Hey that grizzlie is bringing you into its bear clan. Very cool!!

Excellent wild thing samples!

I'm surprised that nowhere I've been so far today has posted the song Wild Thang. But maybe I just haven' read enough!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Fabulous photos for the wild theme! Now I'm glad I didn't see a bear in Yellowstone.

Unknown said...

That is a wild post. I like your hairy friend who needs a manicure.

Unknown said...

Brian and I were caught by the same line -- drinking the wild air. How beautiful.

Meri said...

Your pictures are always so interesting - sometimes funny, sometimes touching, sometimes nostalgic. But today I'm passing along my thanks for telling me about Jan Phillips workshops. I leave for New York on October 7 for her workshop October 8 - 11. Without your tip, I would never have investigation. Merci!

lettuce said...

that 2nd picture is great - I guess em has the gift too?

mouse (aka kimy) said...

ah so many wonderful comments. alas I didn't keep up with the comments when they came in to respond individually

has been fun checking out the other wild posts....and I am still making my rounds!!

bull durham is in my top 3 along with major league!!

randy rocks and what a voice and gift with lyrics...

I (heart) sark!!

meri - I'm so excited for you!

lettuce - I wish I was half as talented as em when it comes to the camera

sure yall are careful around those bears....

C.M. Jackson said...

what great photos---definitely a wild wild world! best c

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