not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Friday, March 14, 2014

if something must be said

  (and something must be said) what is enough?  and what is too much?



9 comments:

  1. A delicious question.

    Which of course cannot have a definitive answer.

    Which is why it is delicious.

    And aggravating.

    I do love your white space, in photographs, on pages. This restraint is of great value.

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  2. so if i speak out the way i do, i'm a 'big' mouth? and if i stay quiet or say little i work for the CIA? just ask'n?

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  3. I'm thinking these photographs look great. Might even say it out loud, too.

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  4. det er din stil, og den er stilig !

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  5. I think, dear Erin, that every part of our life is a part of an answer, like those openings too,and that we always look for geometry and flowers also. i think i understand what you are asking in this white and large view...










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    1. and miriam, i see your gentleness reflected here, for i don't ask, i demand. had i hands like yours that could ask ...

      xo
      erin

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  6. Guess what? I have enough. I am stopping right here, looking at your photographs. I have stopped buying books (I hear you gasp) and at just this moment of decision about having enough books, my 10 year old granddaughter calls me and commiserates about how many books she desperately NEEDS right now. LOL! Isn't life just fucking hilarious and awesome? A perfect circle with no beginning and no end. I love it and I love you. (By the way, I sent her a gift card to buy more books. I'd starve to buy her books. I hope she stays book-obsessed until she's at least my age. She called to specifically tell me that she out-reads her surgeon daddy three books to one and I'm so proud of this wondrous brag out of her sassy-mouth-so-like-mine that I laugh out loud every time I think about it. I pray you live a long enough life to experience the crazy/scary/joy of a granddaughter just like you). xoxo

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    1. marion, james and i have just been talking this morning about where philosphy has splintered from itself (he reads the introduction to a book, Philosophy as a Way of Life), and so with this in one hand and your response in the other (your response to halting in acquisition) i realize further what it was i intended with this simple post. i intended for us to ask what is our place in this world. i hadn't fully realized, but i suppose this is what i am always asking.

      you're beautiful with your granddaughter, sharing such passion. (and i know you often buy secondhand books and hope this too you've passed on to her.)

      ... grandchildren ... might i live long enough to know my children having children ... holy holy)))) might i bear such a thing?

      xo
      erin

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"Words at the limit of hearing, attributable to no one, received in the conch of the ear like dew by a leaf." (philippe jaccottet) or even a quiet presence is appreciated))