The Swing  

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The Swing
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Even if there are moments during the day when all seems normal and when every action of your own and of those around you seems to be unremarkable, the appearance of ordinariness is an illusion, and just below the placid surface, the world is seething.
Dean Koontz, Deeply Odd

When I was born, my parents and my mother's parents planted a dogwood tree in the side yard of the large white house in which we lived throughout my boyhood. This tree I learned quite early, was exactly my age - was, in a sense, me.
John Updike

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.
Elizabeth Lawrence

Two of my favorite things are sitting on my front porch smoking a pipe of sweet hemp, and playing my Hohner harmonica.
Abraham Lincoln

First of all, it was October, a rare month for boys. Not that all months aren't rare. But there be bad and good, as the pirates say. Take September, a bad month: school begins. Consider August, a good month: school hasn't begun yet. July, well, July's really fine: there's no chance in the world for school. June, no doubting it, June's best of all, for the school doors spring wide and September's a billion years away.
Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

Twin Peaks - Falling


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01/14/19 9:31 AM GMT
A very fine and moody photograph, John.

Even without the quotes it would have told a story depending on ones imagination.

Very well done.

PS: thanks for the music link/video as well!
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01/14/19 12:06 AM GMT
I'm with Cornelius on this very moody image, that offers something to our imagination, I especially like the quote from John Updike, and I watched the entire video. tigs=^..^=
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01/14/19 5:45 PM GMT
I watched True Detective on HBO last night Strat, and this scene reminds me of that. It was about missing children, and this one makes you wonder "Where Are The Children."
Another Log Lady Quote for you: Is a dog man's best friend? I had a dog. The dog was large. It ate my garden, all the plants, and much earth. The dog ate so much earth it died. Its body went back to the earth. I have a memory of this dog. The memory is all that I have left of my dog. He was black and white.
Thought provoking photo, excellent quotes and haunting video.
Well done.


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People are like cameras--sometimes they lose focus.
01/15/19 5:13 AM GMT
Very beautiful John!!!!!!!!!!!
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01/15/19 11:42 AM GMT
Such a lovely nostalgic atmosphere captured John
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01/15/19 3:59 PM GMT
Got my Woooowwww... on color and composition.

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01/18/19 7:55 PM GMT
Stunning scene, actually quite breathtaking.... superb.
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01/20/19 10:03 AM GMT
Great lighting John....Best of Luck.
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01/26/19 4:40 PM GMT
Moody and beautiful, what a great old tree for the swing, I feel like I could have a swing and take in the surroundings
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01/27/19 8:36 AM GMT
Wonderful picture, beautiful scene.
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