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Bright Moment

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 13 November 2015 in Plant & Nature.

An often used phrase - "Bright Moments" -
But, to me, the best definition of this phrase came from the Great Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Jazz musician extraordinaire - in 1975 at the Montreal Jazz Festival, Montreal, Switzerland:

"Bright Moments:......Bright Moments is like seeing something that you ain't ever seen in your life and you don't have to see it but you know how it looks. .....Bright Moments is like hearing some music that ain't nobody else heard, and if they heard it they wouldn't even recognize that they heard it because they been hearing it all their life but they nutted on it, so when you hear it and you start popping your feet and jumping up and down they get mad because you're enjoying yourself but those are bright moments that they can't share with you because they don't know even how to go about listening to what you're listening to and when you try to tell them about it they don't know a damn thing about what you're talking about!
Is there any other Bright Moments before we proceed on?"

Now doesn't that clear the confusion up for you :-) No substitute for Rahsaan Roland Kirk :-)

NIKON D800 1/80 second F/9.0 ISO 200 116 mm (35mm equiv.)

** 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

NIKON D800
1/80 second
F/9.0
ISO 200
116 mm (35mm equiv.)

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