CF Images (Halloween Weekend)

Published on 11/08/09 at 03:19:06 pm using 21 words.

Flocking Together

Published by Iris in Bubbledom ~, Photography, LUMIX, FZ-35,
Published on 11/01/09 at 05:56:33 am using 29 words.

Photo by Iris H.
Snapshot taken on Halloween, 2009 - Dedicated to Abby ;)

For O. (R.I.P.)

Published by Iris in Inspired by, People, R.I.P.,
Published on 10/24/09 at 10:23:20 pm using 113 words.

The last lines to this post and the last verses of Auden’s The Unknown Citizen were made relevant again today for the saddest of reasons.

We’re simply not to know what really lies beneath what we see.

His voice still carries and will for a long time to come.

Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.

(Edna St. Vincent Millay)

A Story in Pictures (Rio de Janeiro) - Day Twenty Seven

Published by Iris in Bubbledom ~, Photography, 31 Days in Rio,
Published on 10/23/09 at 01:45:51 pm using 38 words.

October 16th, 2008 - Thursday

Contrasts: Rocinha / São Conrado

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Supper after the game

In the apartment

Me, trying to look cool

That glass looks full to me...

Rocinha to the right, São Conrado just ahead

Rocinha #1

Rocinha #2

Rocinha #3

Rocinha #4

Rocinha #5

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A Story in Pictures (Rio de Janeiro) - Day Twenty Six

Published by Iris in Bubbledom ~, Photography, 31 Days in Rio,
Published on 10/20/09 at 09:30:53 am using 35 words.

October 15th, 2008 - Wednesday

Maracaña

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Crazy angle in the morning - Photo by Iris H.

Crazy angle close up - Photo by Iris H.

Photo by Iris H.

Pineapply-Mint and something else I don't remember - Photo by Iris H.

Waiting - Photo by Iris H.

Our first glimpse of Maracaña - Photo by Stewart H.

Fellow soccer fans - Photo by Stewart H.

Photo by Stewart H.

Looking for the entrance - Photo by Stewart H.

Still outside - Photo by Stewart H.

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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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