Thursday, March 25, 2010

WhoHoo - sign, signs and more signs!

It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
Charles Dickens

At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.

Albert Camus (1913-1960) novelist, essayist and playwright

To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.

Taisen Deshimaru (1914-1982) zen buddhist teacher

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, everyday, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Christopher Morley (1890-1957) writer and editor

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too.


Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001) writer and aviation pioneer

Why indeed must 'God' be a noun? Why not a verb - the most active and dynamic of all.

Mary Daly (1928-2010) radical feminist philosopher & theologian

Each truth you learn will be, for you, as new as if it had never been written.

Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) romantic poet, novelist and dramatist

notes on photos:
  1. crocuses are truly one of the sweetest signs of spring. lakewood, march 2010.
  2. apparently combining bars or hotels with undertaking isn't unheard of in ireland, but to someone from the other side of the pond, encountering such an establishment was a bit of a jolt. but truth be told, it does come in handy, no need to go elsewhere for the wake. unknown town probably in county kilkenny. transferred from film, may 2001
  3. the word wall in gary's (follow your bliss) classroom. new york, april 2008
  4. amusing bit of street art on the side of a building in mars, pennsylvania, june 2008
  5. church sign, lakewood, june 2008
  6. eavesdropping on gary and laura's sign language conversation - but given the fact that I only know a handful of signs I really didn't know what they were talking about. new york, april 2008
  7. billboard, cleveland, march 2010
  8. detail of ancient egyptian ruin inside the metropolitan museum of art. april 2008
  9. all that was left was the sign - and now that too is gone. cleveland summer 2009
did you know that youtube has a sign language channel? it is WhoHoo cool!


K. said...

Lots of good ones today, esp 1, 3, and 4. Have you thought about reshooting 1 in B&W?

Alan Burnett said...

This theme was made for you : and you did it proud.

Steve Reed said...

Awww, that last photo is so sad! Love the crocuses, though, and the photos from your visit with Gary's class.

That Christopher Morley quote is terrific. Sometimes people say there are no original thoughts anymore, but I like being challenged to think there are. :)

Roy said...

Great collection, Kim! That last one is sad, though. We have far too many empty storefronts here in Newport, all with "For Rent" signs in the windows; it's not a good time to own a small business!

nanny said...

Great Post of signs!!

Eberle said...

Wonderful signs. And I love the Mary Daly quote - I didn't know that she had died - kind of a shock - I have so many memories of first reading her with my friends...I'll be thinking of those days a lot this rainy afternoon.

California Girl said...

Too far north to see crocus yet but I love them. Funny combination of booze & death although one can lead to the other, can't it?

Happy TT!

karen said...

The youtube clip was awesome! Love that song...woohoo!!
Looks like spring is popping in Lakewood too.
Happy Spring!

Tom said...

oh! i was away this week and didn't get anything up for this! Fun stuff...and i've never left Mars, so no need to welcome me back.

Betsy Brock said...

Love the bar and undertaker together! haha!

Megan said...

Smiles, everyone, smiles! And giggles at "inferior latex."


Baino said...

Wonderful although the paint can one is strange? I know someone who lives near an undertaker/pub I wonder if it's the same place? I can't for the life of me remember where she lives.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

This post gives me much to think about. Thanks. -j

lettuce said...

love the Mars wall

and a glimpse of gorgeous gazza!

Jaime said...

the bar and the undertaker in the same building is an interesting combination...