Thursday, June 3, 2010

white room

Purity of heart is blooming the same colors in the middle of the wilderness when no one sees you.

Vanna Bonta (b. 1958) novelist, poet, actor

You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) poet, playwright and essayist,
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913

To assume a cat's asleep is a grave mistake.
He can close his eyes and keep both his ears awake.
Aileen Fisher (1906- 2002) poet & children's book author

The fine arts are five in number, namely: painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture, the principal branch of the latter being pastry.
Marie-Antoine CarĂªme (1783-1833) The King of Chefs, and the Chef of Kings

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) world's most famous mime;
creator of Bip, the white-faced clown.

The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness.

Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) philosophical essayist, novelist and poet

We are a continuum. Just as we reach back to our ancestors for our fundamental values, so we, as guardians of that legacy, must reach ahead to our children and their children. And we do so with a sense of sacredness in that reaching.
Paul Tsongas (1941-1997) RPCV, politician

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)philosopher, peace activist

May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.

The White House: I don't know whether it's the finest public housing in American or the crown jewel of the prison system.
Bill Clinton (b. 1946) 42nd US president (1993-2001)

notes on photos:
  1. white peony in mike's marvelous garden, cleveland heights, may 2010
  2. tents at the irish festival - we are counting the days until the 28th annual cleveland irish cultural festival! berea, july 2007
  3. white cat on stone ledge, cleveland september 2008
  4. dixie eyeing a pastry bag - yes, I did share, casa mouse, may 2010
  5. I read that most mimes paint their faces white both to accentuate their expressions and "create a more neutral character that is easier for everyone to identify with" - if the second reason is true, then why is it that so many people hate mimes???? hmmmm, I sense a deep psychological puzzle. paris, october, 2004
  6. my beautiful friend mary on her wedding day. transferred from film. cleveland (sorry, can't remember the date -just as long as her husband remembers; before 2005 and when I went digital!)
  7. all animals are sacred, but in many native traditions the white buffalo is the most sacred. the appearance of white buffalo signifies that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe is being honored, promises of prophecy are being fulfilled and that the time of abundance and plenty is at hand. procession of the species, olympia, washington, april 2010
  8. protest against the iraq invasion and war, washington dc, september 2005
  9. where land meets sea. somewhere along the oregon coast, april 2010
  10. with my sister-in-law in front of perhaps the most famous white house at the above mentioned protest demonstration. it is almost 5 years after this protest and over 7 years since the u.s. invaded iraq based on bushit, and we are still in iraq. kind of amazing the long lasting effects and devastating effects of being delivered a pack of lies; check out here and here if you are interested in seeing how many human lives lost and here for to staggering economic cost

the cream in 1968 performing their hit white room. who remembers this incredible song? talk about one incredible convergence of talent -- thankfully, eric, ginger, and jack are all out there rocking! although their are much better vids of this song, this vid shows the boys when they were oh so young!


K. said...

Excellent pix and one of the greatest rock songs of the 60s. Can't ask for more than that!

Ronda Laveen said...

White peony and favorite. Happy to read that you shared with Dixie. She looked so hopeful.

Alan Burnett said...

As always, the real delight of your TT posts is the variety of the images. A delight to look at, thanks for sharing them.

tony said...

"the crown jewel of the prison system....." :)

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

I am glad the term 'bushit' has been coined. George W had definitely started to give 'bullshit' a bad name and he richly deserved a new term all of his own.

Roy said...

Great collection of photos once again, and I'm with K about "White Room".

I just didn't have it in me to do a TT post this week.

Betsy Brock said...

Nice mix of pictures and music! And that quote about the cat is so true! :)

karen said...

Love the white peony...Mike's got quite a garden.
The cat looks like a concrete garden statue.
Gibran...master of words, and loved your quote as well, although I'm worried the white foam will soon be mucky and brown with oil. I'll try to stay positive, and focus on your beautiful photo wishing for the best.
Enjoy your Thursday.

Ed said...

I like the cat one the best. Something about the contrast...

Watson said...

How could you NOT share with Dixie? Just LOOK at the face! :-D

Joanne Olivieri said...

Absolutely fantastic photos, all of them.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Marcel Marceau said many amazing things to have been famous for being quiet!
Hey, Cream! Do they still have that magazine names after them?
Happy TT -J.

Brian Miller said...

ha. contrary to other's opinions...i like the clown...a feast for the eyes mouse!

California Girl said...

I do not know where you get your quotes but they are marvelous and varied and I look forward to the sheer variety of your photography combined with the quotations. Cheers!

Betty said...

I was humming 'white room' from the beginning of your post and I keep going back to look at that peony. Beautiful!!

Dreamhaven said...

Your whites are truly dazzling. Happy TT

Baino said...

Only you can make a coffee mug and a white bag look so romantic! Super collection. I heard that white cats are deaf so probably have their wits about them, asleep or otherwise.

Gabriela Abalo said...

I totally love your pictures!!

Excellent composition!


notesfromnadir said...

That Gandhi quote is so appropriate.
Is that dog interested in what's in the bag?
I'm glad I found your blog--it's so thought-provoking.

lettuce said...

that cat is just astonishingly white