Friday, 22 July 2011

don't think of them as thousands of people but as thousands of lights.

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i can see you, he said, and we all believed.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

distant dreamers.

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my two favorite details of a painting that's made a brief appearance in the blog some time ago.
i love (what seems to me like) two distant dreamers standing high up on the hill looking into the horizon and the oppressing heavy grey sky hanging motionless above the blazing sunrise somewhere far far away.

the painting is by lovely and talented (and luckily for me, a dear friend of mine) marianne nieminen who is being represented by johan s gallery in helsinki at their ongoing 'take away' summer exhibition.

marianne nieminen / galleria johan s 12.7.-29.7.2011

the blue and the dim and the dark cloths of night and light and the half-light.

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Monday, 4 July 2011

house of shattered dreams.

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as if ashamed of it's derilict condition and deserted grounds, the house stood silently up on a hill lurking behind some odd trees. and silly us, driving in a hurry, nearly missed it. abandoned and lonely, unwilling to tell anything of it's days of glory and all of it's stories of happier times promtly locked in and tucked away in the misty cellars. long ago shattered windows flickering quietly in the soft summer breeze, once beautiful and inviting doors so battered and fragile that they looked to stay shut with nothing but sheer will power to keep any unwanted visitors at a distance. i sincerely hope that rather sooner than later some beautiful soul would come along and wash away the moss and grime, neatly put the windows up, open the stiff doors and fill the majestic house once again with light and love.