May 3rd: My Own Personal Jeff Buckley Day

Published on 05/03/13 at 09:45:59 pm using 57 words.

Remembering Jeff Buckley, not on his birthday, not on the anniversary of his passing, but on a day that was truly special for me.

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Experience

Published on 04/20/13 at 01:19:15 pm using 994 words.

ex·pe·ri·ence [ik-speer-ee-uhns] noun, verb, ex·pe·ri·enced, ex·pe·ri·enc·ing.
noun
1. a particular instance of personally encountering or undergoing something: My encounter with the bear in the woods was a frightening experience.
2. the process or fact of personally observing, encountering, or undergoing something: business experience.
3. the observing, encountering, or undergoing of things generally as they occur in the course of time: to learn from experience; the range of human experience.
4. knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone: a man of experience.
5. Philosophy . the totality of the cognitions given by perception; all that is perceived, understood, and remembered.

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Experience stirs and steers, surprises and teaches alike. When uttered, the word demands a context in which to reveal significance. Devoid of those (context and significance), it becomes adaptable to any one situation.

According to Oscar Wilde, experience “is the name every one gives to their mistakes.” And yes, mistakes can no doubt be euphemized as experience but not all experience necessarily trails back to a mistake.

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A kiss is still a kiss (2013)

Published on 04/13/13 at 09:09:42 pm using 196 words.

To mark April 13th, Kiss day, a little something I’ve only just become acquainted with that definitely gets it right. Thank you, Margaret Mitchell.

Before she could withdraw her mind from its far places, his arms were around her, as sure and hard as on the dark road to Tara, so long ago. She felt again the rush of helplessness, the sinking yielding, the surging tide of warmth that left her limp. And the quiet face of Ashley Wilkes was blurred and drowned to nothingness. He bent back her head across his arm and kissed her, softly at first, and then with a swift gradation of intensity that made her cling to him as the only solid thing in a dizzy swaying world. His insistent mouth was parting her shaking lips, sending wild tremors along her nerves, evoking from her sensations she had never known she was capable of feeling. And before a swimming giddiness spun her round and round, she knew that she was kissing him back.

(Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell)

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Siskel & Ebert

Published by Iris in Memory Lane, People, Miscellaneous, R.I.P.,
Published on 04/13/13 at 11:47:50 am using 81 words.

A tip of the hat to two fellow “Church” goers, both greatly missed.

Their eyes so often sparkling, as portrayed here, looking up at the prospect of an unveiling - yet another little piece of the world revealed

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This is not a review of THIS IS NOT A FILM

Published on 02/16/13 at 09:26:30 pm using 1271 words.

THIS IS NOT A FILM, so aptly titled, struck me right off the bat, as an act of desperation. Manageable, restrained, articulate desperation.

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Breathtaking (if obscure) screen shots #15

Published by Iris in Movies, Screen Shots, Breathtaking,
Published on 01/08/13 at 11:52:02 am using 27 words.

Name the movie, if you can…

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Breathtaking (if obscure) screen shots #14

Published by Iris in Movies, Screen Shots, Breathtaking,
Published on 01/07/13 at 07:44:45 am using 27 words.

Name the movie, if you can…

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Jeff Buckley: Born 46 years ago today

Published by Iris in Music ♫, Memory Lane, R.I.P., Jeff Buckley,
Published on 11/17/12 at 06:20:09 pm using 21 words.