Friday, April 8, 2011

u is for unique

What a writer can do, what a fiction writer or a poet or an essay writer can do, is re-engage people with their own humanity. Fiction and essays can create empathy for the theoretical stranger.
Barbara Kingsolver (b. 8 april 1955) novelist, essayist & poet

People are like stained glass windows -- the true beauty can be seen only when there is light from within.

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (1926-2004) psychiatrist & writer



A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home.
anonymouse

After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.

Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928) writer
It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of his capacities and talents.
Eric Hoffer (1902-1983) social critic & writer

Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss (1904-1991) writer & cartoonist

each person is unique. each face is unique.

the mouse celebrates theme thursday, the letter u ...and a few of the unique and beautiful faces that grace my world!


photos:
  1. after watching the documentary on bill cunningham at the film festival this past weekend, I met these two women - their sense of style struck me and I felt like bill - in cleveland! april, 2011. hi jai (and a!!)
  2. the face of another person I met last week -- not at the film festival, but at the 25th street rta station. hi pokey - you lonesome cowpunk! love your tunes! april, 2011
  3. em and her fairy godchild, november 2010
  4. another stranger who became a friend from the film festival - and the hat an addition to my finding buddha series! march, 2011 by the way, depending on what or who you read, april 7th or april 8th is considered the buddha's birthday. happy birthday buddha!
  5. hi evan!! august 2010
  6. bingo! 6 april 2011 (photo taken by cell)

16 comments:

Kelly Garriott Waite said...

Lovely blogs! My husband and I bought our first house in Lakewood. Your blogs bring back memories!

Kate Hanley said...

great photos. I really want to see the doc about Bill Cunningham, I used to love seeing his videos in the NYTimes (until they started charging me) and he always seems so excited about fashion.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

kelly - thanks for dropping by!

kate - f found a way to get a free subscription of the online times, i'll see if i can get the info and pass it on to you!

Betsy said...

I couldn't help but smile back!

Tess Kincaid said...

What a brilliant study of faces. I love this. LOVE it. Perfect accompanying quotes.

Alan Burnett said...

There is a new iPhone App which allows you to take a photograph of someone and it will then instantly analyse it and identify the person. I got it today and instantly tried it out on the GLW and it came up with some very unflattering results. Your collection of faces is much better.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I'm going to see the Bill Cunningham bio this weekend. I'm not a huge fan of the fashion biz, but Bill's spirit and celebration of ingenuity are so uplifting. He is the template of how to age with grace and joy.

Jain said...

Only recently found your blog and I'm enjoying it immensely.

Great captures! That's my pal, Pokey, in the second pic, and he does, indeed, radiate a special light and warmth to all who know him.

Daisy said...

What beautiful pictures of beautiful people!

Meryl said...

What a great post! I loved the photos and the quotes. They lit up my day. Thank you.

beccagivens said...

Great "face" entry ... well done!!

Tom said...

i love pokey karol

Megan said...

I want to give Bingo a big snuggle! Great faces, all!

Angella Lister said...

i love love love this post. the faces and the quotes are terrific. your em is so beautiful. she has her mama's light.

love to you, dear mouse.

Gary said...

Like Betsy, you had me smiling too.

Cynthia M said...

Brilliant. You've harmonised the photos with the quotes perfectly.