Tuesday, August 19, 2008

A Modern Love Story.....

Today really was an amazing day, but for an very unexpected reason. After many years, I had the most amazing conversation with my first love. We talked for hours But we were not pining for what was lost or secretly wishing things had been different; but instead, two people who loved each other, remembering and embracing the good and the bad, and loving every minute of it.

What was really nice about the whole experience was realizing that there was still is a lot of love between to two of us after so many years. It may no longer be romantic love, but love no the less. Strong, pure and unfading.

Today really was a great day. It reminded me of something that I was starting to doubt. That love like that was real and very possible to someday find again. It really makes me feel resurged, that any day, just around the corner, in this beautifully chaotic city, that love could be just around the corner.

This Jaded one might just be inching her way towards Hopeless Romantic, who knows only time will tell.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Dmitry Karakazov

Over the last few months I have been reading 'The Gulag Archipelago'. A book that I had tried to read for years, but never had the attention span to give much time to because of school work. Now that I have graduated and am in the real world I have finally been able to fully devote myself to the book. With the current state of Russia, today I got got thinking about the why things have developed the way they have in that region over the last 100yrs. I know thing are very different in Russia now, then they were during the Cold War, but all that has happened recently, paired wit Solzhenitsyn's story of the Russian prison's saddens me greatly.

Today I found this while researching Dmitry Karakazov. I thought it was very fitting of a quote.

"The revolutionary is a doomed man. He has no interests, no affairs, no feelings, no habits, no property, not even a name. Everything in him is wholly absorbed by a single, exclusive interest, a single thought, a single passion--the revolution."

Sadly, I think this might more greatly pertain to the failings of modern life. Thus who are passionate about change often get steam roled

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Busted Backup Drive....

Makes for one very sad photographer. Until then it's fixed I guess I'm relegated art related posts.

Today at work as I was researching auction results I found these Warhol prints that I'd never seen before.

I thought these prints were really sweet and whimsical, and a very odd yet intriguing subject matter for Warhol.

It seems that moments like these make me happy that I took this job that at the time seemed a little out of my realm of expertise. Stepping out of your comfort zone can be really enjoyable sometimes.

(PS. I had more images, that I'll have to upload later, but I'm at work and there's no time for it)

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