Nice. It looks like a stone circle in the distance before the sun comes up.
Yes! My dad called it an underwater Stonehenge, which I thought was a pretty good description too.
Happy birthday! You certainly don't look your age!
And interesting artist! The bloke's got good taste!
Thank you! I should probably make more of an effort to act my age, however...
You should only grow old, not up...!
happy birthday and have a wonderful time in Paris!
Also, good work the bloke - that painting is amazing! xx
Thank you, we did. OMG so much food and wine. I'm on salads for the next month.
That's what my dad said! And thank you.
Hippy yardbath! Enjoy Paris... (And who wouldn't?!)
Thank you. Oh, I ate so much good food. I think I'm still full.
I love the painting! I wish I could see it in person as I suspect there is more going on than the camera can capture. Have a wonderful time in Paris (please eat some chocolate croissants and while the chocolate is melting sinfully in your mouth, spare a thought for me!)
I had many more pain au chocolat than I could possibly have needed over the course of 2.5 days. Some of them were even in your honour. :D
Gorgeous. Have a wonderful day.
Thank you. It was an excellent day - the last gasp of summer, and we got to walk along the Seine and eat good food and drink buckets of wine. Hurrah!
Why thank you. Perhaps I should make an effort to act my age this year.
2010-09-22 12:41 (UTC)
That's a wonderful piece, as are those you linked to- a real treat! I'm certain I could run into your work, unidentified, halfway 'round the world and see your hand in it. Conveying warmth, distance, and perspective all at once is no easy feat.
It's you! It's wonderful to read your words again. I've thought of you often over these past months and wished the best for you. It was difficult to imagine you doing anything other than seeking out full, rich experiences and finding them.
The sense is very much (and very earnestly) mutual. There are precious few walking the earth who's personal prosperity resonates with my values as much as yours might. It may be hard to believe given how long I fall out of touch, but no less true. I've come across some who say they can't imagine wanting to live a hundred lifetimes, but I've always enjoyed the beats of the slowest experiments and experiences- a decade giggle or the distillation of flavor over years into a word, blinking months. The last two years have been rich- suspended from the write as though a thousand words might steal their soul or be too-colored by the dynamic of rare hungers sprung like traps to ring true. As words- or more accurately the notions of their challenge- have taken shape here and there over time, I've often imagined them finding their own resonance, something closest to the truth of my own experiences, in your mind.
... very much looking forward to winding my way back through these years' posts by way of catching up properly. I haven't forgotten your print, by the way- frankenprinter is still in a box, un-assembled, awaiting the build-out of its new home! Years like seconds...
Hurrah! Thank you very much - it was.
Oh wow, it's beautiful. I see a copse of wind-block trees right at daybreak, with a strong fog blurring things up--I love it.
(Bloke dun good!)
And it's ages late, but I hope you had a happy & fun birthday... :/
Edited at 2010-10-06 04:59 am (UTC)
It was definitely the standout piece among those the artist had in the exhibition. There was a matching piece which was also excellent. But too expensive!
Thank you. :) I had a very memorable (in a good way) birthday.