shanti

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These two were in a window display at a weird Budapest flea market.  Weird and wonderful.  Weird because I did not always understand what I was seeing or why I felt drawn to photograph such strange things.  Wonderful because what I was seeing was stirring the unconscious depths, the dream world of cobwebs, reflections, the place of memories perhaps not even my own. 

I liked their conspiratory expression.  Hans seemed to be informing a submissively interested Greta of something important...  the dream changes ...


They could be children of the holocaust, those who survived by hiding in the forest, perhaps with other resistance fighters, if they were lucky.  (Living in Europe has dredged up those kind of thoughts.)  "Komm, Greta...schnell! "  ...leaving behind them the fallen one in his unheard prayers under the crazy trembling kristal.


Maybe they are at a gallery discussing the definition of art, or the requirements of a good photo.  Is it allowed to be blurry, like the boundaries between real and imaginary?


Hansel and Gretel are alive and well

And they're living in Berlin

She is a cocktail waitress

He had a part in a Fassbinder film

And they sit around at night now drinking schnapps and gin

And she says: Hansel, you're really bringing me down

And he says: Gretel, you can really be a bitch

He says: I've wasted my life on our stupid legend when my one and only love was the wicked witch.

She said: What is history?

And he said: History is an angel being blown backwards into the future

He said: History is a pile of debris

And the angel wants to go back and fix things

To repair the things that have been broken

But there is a storm blowing from Paradise

And the storm keeps blowing the angel backwards into the future

And this storm, this storm is called Progress

~~Laurie Anderson, The Dream Before

 

I like how things work out, even without intention.  Because I had the feeling perhaps blurry photos fail to attract a comment, maybe even offend some.  And now I really like the title.  And if no comment ever arrives, I love this photo and the journey it was.

delinquent adjective
Etymology: Latin delinquent-, delinquens, present participle of delinquere to fail, offend, from de- + linquere to leave  
1 : offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law

delinquent dollies

These two were in a window display at a weird Budapest flea market.  Weird and wonderful.  Weird because I did not always understand what I was seeing or why I felt drawn to photograph such strange things.  Wonderful because what I was seeing was stirring the unconscious depths, the dream world of cobwebs, reflections, the place of memories perhaps not even my own. 

I liked their conspiratory expression.  Hans seemed to be informing a submissively interested Greta of something important...  the dream changes ...


They could be children of the holocaust, those who survived by hiding in the forest, perhaps with other resistance fighters, if they were lucky.  (Living in Europe has dredged up those kind of thoughts.)  "Komm, Greta...schnell! "  ...leaving behind them the fallen one in his unheard prayers under the crazy trembling kristal.


Maybe they are at a gallery discussing the definition of art, or the requirements of a good photo.  Is it allowed to be blurry, like the boundaries between real and imaginary?


Hansel and Gretel are alive and well

And they're living in Berlin

She is a cocktail waitress

He had a part in a Fassbinder film

And they sit around at night now drinking schnapps and gin

And she says: Hansel, you're really bringing me down

And he says: Gretel, you can really be a bitch

He says: I've wasted my life on our stupid legend when my one and only love was the wicked witch.

She said: What is history?

And he said: History is an angel being blown backwards into the future

He said: History is a pile of debris

And the angel wants to go back and fix things

To repair the things that have been broken

But there is a storm blowing from Paradise

And the storm keeps blowing the angel backwards into the future

And this storm, this storm is called Progress

~~Laurie Anderson, The Dream Before

 

I like how things work out, even without intention.  Because I had the feeling perhaps blurry photos fail to attract a comment, maybe even offend some.  And now I really like the title.  And if no comment ever arrives, I love this photo and the journey it was.

delinquent adjective
Etymology: Latin delinquent-, delinquens, present participle of delinquere to fail, offend, from de- + linquere to leave  
1 : offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law

comments (4)

  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 21 Aug 2006, 20:32
Hi Shanti

the shot in combination with all your information, thoughts and the lyrics of Laurie Anderson is great.

thank you for your offering
Diya
  • Diya
  • Switzerland
  • 21 Aug 2006, 20:33
Hi Shanti

the shot in combination with all your information, thoughts and the lyrics of Laurie Anderson is great.

thank you for your offering
Diya
  • jc
  • ch
  • 21 Aug 2006, 21:41
Out here in the fields
I fought for my meals
I get my back into my living
I don't need to fight
To prove I'm right
I don't need to be forgiven...

Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only teenage wasteland

Sally ,take my hand
We'll travel south crossland
Put out the fire
Don't look past my shoulder
The exodus is here
The happy ones are near
So let's get together
Before we get much older

Teenage wasteland
It's only teenage wasteland
Teenage wasteland
Oh..yeah
Teenage wasteland
They're all wasted!!!!!

Teenage Wasteland (The Who)

I love it.
  • alida
  • my house
  • 23 Oct 2006, 09:36
theres an advert painting that looks just like these two..i wonder if whomever set them up has seen it

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