Again, so I won't forget...

Published by Iris in Movies, Music ♫, Favorite Quotes / Passages,
Published on 10/18/09 at 03:01:12 pm using 364 words.

…what got me here.

(With a little help from Dave Matthews Band this time around, whose great lyrics brought on some teary-eyed nostalgia)

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Faces - Part II

Published by Iris in Inspired by, People, Miscellaneous,
Published on 10/17/09 at 08:39:08 pm using 116 words.

Faces - Part I

The human face is the organic seat of beauty. It is the register of value in development, a record of Experience, whose legitimate office is to perfect the life, a legible language to those who will study it, of the majestic mistress, the soul.

(Eliza Farnham)

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Right on! - Swayze put (perfectly) in writing

Published by Iris in Inspired by, The Written Word, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 10/15/09 at 07:02:33 pm using 169 words.

There are few things that I love more than finding a piece of writing - whether an insight or description, a sentence or paragraph - that succeeds in making real something I knew to be true but couldn’t put in writing myself. There’s something about discovery (as opposed to creation) that makes your sense of belonging something tangible. Kim Morgan’s tribute to Patrick Swayze had such an effect on me, particularly the following words:

And his face, his tough yet pleading face, filled with such mysterious need that, combined with his body, a body that understood dance, made him a unique, underrated creature.

Read the full post here.

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All about little things: Revisiting Amélie Poulain

Published by Iris in Inspired by, Movies, Little Things, Characters,
Published on 10/12/09 at 01:25:19 pm using 1238 words.

There’s nothing particularly fabulous about Amélie Poulain’s destiny or her life for that matter. For starters, she’s almost painfully shy. She grows as the subject of scrutiny. The scrutiny of a writer, of a filmmaker, of an actress, of an audience. She grows to be larger-than-life on the big screen (just as we alternately grow and shrink in life as the subjects of self-scrutiny, self-centeredness and an endless trail of actions and reactions.) She is sort of timeless too. She’s part contemporary, part a throwback to a different era altogether. Vivid enough up close to color the world around her as a painter would a canvas. And she’s all about little things. She’s in essence a little thing herself.

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Faces - Part I

Published by Iris in Inspired by, People, Miscellaneous,
Published on 10/11/09 at 05:53:12 pm using 96 words.

A collection of faces I love (merely part I, to be sure) that was in and of itself far more difficult to narrow down than I thought it would be. Here’s where I got the idea.

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Bird Snapshots (July 13th, 2009)

Published by Iris in Photography, Nature, LUMIX, DMC-TZ3,
Published on 10/09/09 at 07:11:13 pm using 25 words.

Eerie skies over Copacabana... again!

Published by Iris in Photography,
Published on 10/01/09 at 04:05:30 pm using 43 words.

Morning of September 25th, 2009

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The Song Title Questionnaire

Published on 09/23/09 at 08:39:00 pm using 186 words.

Taking a page from a friend’s blog…

The goal here is to answer these (at times dramatic) questions using only names of songs by ONE singer/band - and without repeating the titles!

Let’s see…

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