Thursday, February 4, 2010

red red wine

Borders are scratched across the hearts of men,
by strangers with a calm, judicial pen,
and when the borders bleed we watch with dread
the lines of ink along the map turn red.
Marya Mannes (1904-1990) writer and social critic

When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely - the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears- when you give your whole attention to it.
J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986) philosopher & writer

The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.

It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) poet, writer, activist

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy.
Lao Tzu (600 BC-531 BS) Chinese taoist philosopher

If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.
Pema Chödrön (b. 1936) teacher, writer, buddhist nun

The belly rules the mind.
Spanish Proverb

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.

George Herbert (1593 – 1633) poet & priest

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.

Orson Welles (1915-1985)actor, director, producer, & writer

notes on photos:
  1. outbuilding, family homestead, lofty, pennsylvania. may 2009
  2. anish kapoor's sculpture marsyas at the tate modern, london. march 2003
  3. a bridal bouquet, cleveland.
  4. part of the celebration of bhutan at the 2008 smithsonian folklife festival
  5. a cow laying down, chewing its cud is pure contentment. many cultures associate the color red with happiness, joy and celebration. did you know an unblemished red heifer has all sorts of significance to some religious traditions? curious. bath ohio. july 2008
  6. detail of artwork; cleveland public, library date unknown
  7. my nephew enjoying a luscious wedge of watermelon; snapped at the above mentioned folklife festival, washington dc
  8. a study of red, summer 2009
  9. a red caboose. mars pennsylvania, june 2008

the song red red wine was written by neil diamond and released in 1967; soon after neil released his song, it began being covered by a variety of artists - including tony tribe, tee set, and ub40 - there is a rumor floating around that bob marley recorded the song, but that claim is false despite some vids which have been misidentified on youtube (those vids are actually various covers by ub40). follows is a vid of the british reggae group ub40 performing the song - they first covered the song in 1983 and it immediately topped the pop charts.


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Michael said...

I liked the top phot. now that is red!!

Anonymous said...

I like that Mannes grabbed me it did! And of course the Welles and Tzu...and the photos :) Happy TT, kimy!

Tom said...

i'm intrigued by the big red sculpture. I looked at it innitially wondering its purpose, finally realizing it had none! Wild!

anthonynorth said...

Great thoughts and pics. Enjoyed the visit.
You'll find mine here.

Brian Miller said...

the second pic of the sculpture is just amazing! and watermelon makes me think of warmer days...smiles.

Dumdad said...

Great photos, quotes and song!

Monica said...

Great quotes and that first photo is excellent. Love the sculpture too.

Betsy Brock said...

Thought I was at Jaime's blog for a sec with that first picure title! ha. And love the Orson welles quote...had to steal that one for my own blog! :)

Eberle said...

I've only recently started reading your blog, and I continue to be amazed and moved by the kind of thoughts and images created by your pairings of photos and words. Today it made me remember something I heard once - that astronomers can't predict the motion of a double star system. It's such an interactive and multi-dimensional space you are creating here between the images and the words- pure enjoyment for this reader. The red theme is a good match with what you're doing, it seems to me: wine, roses, blood - the life that exists in small details and in difference. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Beautiful take on "red"! Being a railroad fan I really like the B&O caboose, & I love that Orson Welles' quote.

Anonymous said...

Love your red pictures especially the calf ~Trisha

Roy said...

Wow! That Anish Kapoor sculpture is fantastic. Lots of good red here, Kim! Good work, as usual.

California Girl said...

I thought Marley did that song too. The sculpture is amazing. Is it wood? It's unbelievable.

Now that I educated myself on the origins of various reds, I recognize some of them in your photos.

Tess Kincaid said...

Love-love all the textures of red in your family homestead pic!!

Kitty said...

I loved the pictures in this post!

Kat Mortensen said...

Great pictures and great song, Kimy!
That second photo is startling!

I like the watermelon photo--gives me hope for warmer temps too.


Jasmine said...

Such an amazing study in red. Those pictures are rilliant. Love them all. Couldn't ring myself to listen to UB40 I'm afraid. I live in their home town and a 2nd cousin used to play seesion with them so overkill has killed them for me. Love the peace style two tone love and ragga harmony they try to achieve though.

The Blue Elephant said...

Thank you, Mouse Medicine -- This entry is such a perfect Valentine! And I return the wave of love and peace to she who sends it. Your friendly Elephant

The Blue Elephant said...

Thank you, Mouse Medicine -- This entry is such a perfect Valentine! And I return the wave of love and peace to she who sends it. Your friendly Elephant

karen said...

As inspire me. Your quote and photo pair ups are always so thought provoking, and I enjoy stopping in here. Such a pleasure.
Happy Thursday!

Baino said...

I'm loving this theme because it's a dull grey day, early in the morning and all this red is cheering me up no end!

JeffScape said...

The Bhutan mask is wickedly awesome.

And how come the city of Baltimore gets its own initial? While the entire state of Ohio has to suffer the indignity of only having an initial?


tut-tut said...

NEIL DIAMOND wrote that!?!

omg, I've been so busy and overwhelmed with good news, I completely forgot it was TT!! phew

Jaime said...

great photos. i love the kid with the huge watermelon!

Stephanie said...

Couldn't figure what that sculpture was!

Merle Sneed said...

You know I'm a sucker for roses.

lettuce said...

i love LOVE that top picture

also love the Tate Turbine hall, though i didn't see this installation.

another thing on our list, kim, when you get to London?

RobinB said...

Thanks for the UB-40, bringing back lots of happy memories of misspent youth...and I haven't seen Marya Mannes' name in forever. Lots of inspiring photos--thanks again!