I don't usually go in much for this macabre stuff....too much of it in real life....But upon departing the beach at Long Branch, NJ, we spotted this doll that struck me rather like some kind of a sinister thing that would come to life and pluck your eyes out because of her prolonged exposure to the sun and sand...rather like a "red freak" (amphetamine user) back in the 60's....And then, of course,THAT thought running through my mind segued directly into the great old Canned Heat number entitled "Amphetamine Annie!" (If you remember that song, don't admit it because it provides proof of your age) ...anyway, from there, my mind went in a million more directions, as it usually does.... Coming back to earth (somewhat), I figured that, at the very least, this poor, abandoned article resembled someone who had really spent way, way, way too much time on the beach...."fried" I think would be the term. To say the least! So, hopefully, your Tuesday is going (or has gone) better than it has for little "Annie" here!
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire