Thursday, May 27, 2010

the way you look tonight

My coat and I live comfortably together. It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere, has moulded itself on my deformities , and is complacent to all my movements, and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm. Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
Victor Hugo (1802-1885) romantic poet, novelist and dramatist

Age imprints more wrinkles in the mind than it does on the face.

Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), philosopher & writer

Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)philosopher, historian and social critic

By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair

Persian Proverb

Pit bulls are famous, in circles of knowledgeable dog people, for the love and loyalty they bestow on anyone who shows them a smidgen of kindness.

Linda Wilson-Fuoco, journalist

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) sculptor

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
Erma Bombeck (1927-1996) writer and humorist

"But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist."

Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007) above quote from A Wrinkle in Time

notes about photos:
  1. abandoned building on carneige, cleveland
  2. old man outside of the american visionary art museum, baltimore, maryland august 2009
  3. fugus, bath, ohio july 2008
  4. elephant at cleveland metroparks zoo, july 2008
  5. dixie was a wrinkly pup, pitbull puppies, like many so called bully breeds start life quite wrinkly. many of the bully breed puppies grow out of their wrinkles, five year old dixie is quite sleek although she still has very expressive wrinkles around her eyes. for those who just had some alarm go off when I mentioned that dixie is a pitbull, I would like to jump on my soapbox for a sec. pitbulls are probably the most misunderstoodbreed there is; years ago I admit I harbored an ignorant fear of pitbulls. then I got to know these wonderful, affectionate dogs and learned first hand that the fear and hype about the breed was crap. dogs are like humans - you can make any 'being' mean and aggressive just like you can make any 'being' kind and loving. when communities pass bans on breeds such as pits, these communities fuel stereotypic, uneducated, and unwarranted fear not only about dogs but also about people. thank goodness there are lots of good info out in cyberspace which tries to separate pit bull facts from the myths
  6. sculpture by igor mitoraj one of many of mitoraj's pieces which were exhibited in the jardin des tuileries. inside the eye my sister and nephew. october 2004
  7. getting the wrinkles out at a local dry-cleaning and laundry shop. lakewood, may 2010
  8. tunnel in baltimore - doesn't this pic make you feel like you are entering in a wrinkle in time? august 2009

fred astaire sing jerome kerns and dorothy fields classic song to ginger rogers in the 1936 film swing time

With each word your tenderness grows,
Tearing my fear apart...
And that laugh that wrinkles your nose,
It touches my foolish heart.


Kris McCracken said...

Plenty of gewrinclods on display.

Mrsupole said...

Some of the most loyal and loving dogs that I have ever met just happen to be pitbulls. Most people do not know that they will willing give up their life for the person they love. Sadly some people spoil it for the dogs by trying so hard to make them a mean breed.

Just a few months ago a baby boy had his testacles chewed off by a pitbull here in Southern California. My thoughts are to wonder why the mom is not charged with child neglect for leaving a baby alone with any dog, let alone a pitbull, that she did not really know anything about. They put the dog to sleep that same day due to the public outrage.

My thought was also why they do not check out the owners to see what they did to make the dog do such a heinous thing. I hate to see anyone tease or treat a dog badly in any way. Usually when they try to find out why a person became such a mean person it is because someone did terrible things to them. And so it is the same with animals. Someone treated that animal in a terrible way.

Your dog looks so loving, it is so sad for me to be allergic to them.

I also like the dry cleaners sign. Great pics and sayings as always. I am always amazed at how you find so many that fit the TT's subjects.

God bless.

Tess Kincaid said...

Brilliant wrinkly pics!!!

Brian Miller said...

some wicked cool those wrinkle dogs so that first one caught me right off...the head on its side in the sand is neat too!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

kris - your word "gewrinclods" had me running to google but alas" "Your search - gewrinclods - did not match any documents." pray tell, is gewrinclods down under speak for wrinkles!

mrsupole - that is a horrendous and horrifying story. that is very unusual behavior and there must be a great deal more to the story - the mother should definitely be charged with something - any type of dog can attack and brutalize, unfortunately because of the prejudice against pitbulls when a pitbull attacks it often gets sensational coverage - if you clicked on the link provided you will read: "Pit Bulls are one of the most stable people-friendly dogs in existence. The National Canine Temperament Testing Association tested 122 breeds, and Pit Bulls placed the 4th highest with a 95% passing rate!"

please readers if you are tempted to join in the sharing of sensational stories about dog attacks, please refrain youself - mouse medicine is not the forum/venue for this.

mrsupole, i appreciate the time you took to comment and thank you so much for the complement on the photos/sayings - it is great fun and a challenge each week to try and find photos and pics from my cache to meet the week's theme. i hope it helps keep my grey matter in the pink!

bless you and i'm sorry you are allergic to dogs. allergies are a terrible inconvenience!!

Roy said...

From (bolding of gewrinclod added by me):

late 14c. (in wrinkling), probably from stem of O.E. gewrinclod "wrinkled, crooked, winding," pp. of gewrinclian "to wind, crease," from perfective prefix ge- + -wrinclian "to wind," from P.Gmc. *wrankjan (see wrench (v.)).

Believe it or not, I fed "gewrinclod" into Google and that entry was the #1 hit.

Great collection of photos and quotes. And I loved the look on Fred's face when he looked up at Ginger at the end of the song, and Ginger's "oops" look when she saw herself in the mirror. Heh, heh!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

roy - thanks....weird, now when i plugged it in I got "About 773 results (0.24 seconds)" either google was having a hiccup earlier or I did something (although all I did was copy and paste)

now, to use gewrinclod effortlessly in a sentence!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

p.s. kris's theme thursday post comes up when one googles gewrinclod - yeah to kris the rescuer of lost words!!!

TheLabRat said...

From one mouse to another, your pittie pup just broke my brain.

California Girl said...

the photos are exemplary, the quotes on target, but Fred Astaire is divine. I mist over when he sings this or any of the great love songs.

Leeuna said...

Love the photos and quotes. Great post for Theme Thursday. Oh, and I got dizzy going into that tunnel. :)

Betsy Brock said...

LOL! Gotta love Erma!

Tom said...

yeah, there are a lot of horror stories out there about pit bulls, but i suppose any breed can 'misbehave'...the biggest problem with terrier breeds is their tremendous ability to damage if so inclined...anyway, glad yours is a sweety, cute as a bug's ear

Marilynne said...

I always love your thoughtful quotes and photos. Thanks for assembling them for us.

karen said...

I totally agree with you about the pitbulls being a sweet dog. And yes...any dog can be trained to be mean. Your Dixie is a cutie pie!
Loved the tunnel photo. Feels like it's moving just looking at it.
Fun post!

Gary said...

Who can resist a wrinkly puppy?

I love the picture of your sister and nephew inside the eye of this statue and then I read that it was at jardin des tuileries which is one of my favorite places in the world. How wonderful!

I hope to get back to theme thursdays soon as well. xoxo

Steve Reed said...

I love that first photo, and of course the one of Dixie, and the tunnel!

I admit I have a shady view of pit bulls, but that's because I've never owned one. My dad has a dog that's part pit bull and she's the most wonderful, affectionate pup possible. Thanks for speaking up on their behalf and getting those of us who may not know them first-hand to think twice!

PattiKen said...

I always love these photos and quotes, and this week is no exception. I found the quotes to be especially apropos for the photos.

Watson said...

After seeing all those interesting wrinkles, the smooth tunnel struck me as being sterile and boring. No such worry about my bod ... which looks something like the elephants!!

lettuce said...

lovely wrinkliness - esp. the first two, i can feel the textures

ArtSparker said...

I used to have as neighbors the people head a pit bull rescue organization called Bad Rap, responsible for testing and ultimately rescuing all but one of the dogs Michael Vick had abused.

Cheryl said...

The words and the photos sing together so beautifully. Lovely TT.

Baino said...

Ah you've opened a can of wrinkles with your Pit Bulls. Lovely dogs indeed yet they attract some pretty suspect owners. Great shots as always, the sculpted head is interesting, I have a feeling I've seen it before somewhere. I hope I can wear my wrinkles well when they finally take over.

Linda Bob Grifins Brin Korbetis said...

collective wrinkle displays.
Happy Saturday!

Bob Mac said...

great juxtaposition of pictures and philosophy, absolutely bowled over.

K. said...

One of the greatest songs ever...

37paddington said...

beautiful! and i just happen to be in a place of loving every piece of evidence of my age today, so this was especially perfect for me!

Betty said...

Kim, what a beautiful post. Sorry I'm so late to comment. Hard to pick a favourite (I don't have to, do I?) but that tunnel shot really took my breath away. i keep meaning to read 'A Wrinkle in Time' too. Must get round to it.