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If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope that come true.

Albert Einstein

 

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Happy Friday my friends! Have great weekends with lots of R&R!

  

Forget me not

 

Have you ever seen a sunset

That sets the horizon ablaze?

Have you experienced a night so secure in sullenness

That it won’t let feeling out?

Have you listened to the secrets

That a rosebud has to tell?

Can you whisper words of worship

In homage to the miracle of rain?

Have you stopped to consult a butterfly

On which is the best way to go?

Can you boast of sharing stories

With a single flake of snow?

I know before you answer

What these questions make you feel.

I see doubt in your long dead eyes,

Because you cannot let yourself believe.

You are one caught up by rationality

So that what I suggest seems absurd,

But what I ask makes perfect sense

If you ignore what you first think you heard.

If you go further through these strange things

And allow yourself to dream,

You’ll find a profound sense of realism

One that exists only in the absurd.

It is unlikely, after all, that a butterfly

Would actually bother to stop and converse,

Rosebuds are too busy for idle gossip,

And a snowflake’s too unique to waste its time with you.

As for rain, a sunset, or a deep, soft satin night,

They last much better in the mind

Instead of pursued haphazardly

Through space and time.

The secret is that to best explore what I have asked,

Is to answer my questions with your soul,

Therein lies the wisdom of a snowflake,

Or the magic of the simultaneously new, and the old,

But most importantly of all

In the discovery of these things,

Is to find a kindred soul with which to share them,

Selfishness breeds hermits, while togetherness creates kings.

One day you will find a sunset becomes fire

Only if, at the very end,

You had the privilege of souls who felt the same,

Because that sunset’s fire lives within the thing called friend.

So forget me not,

I won’t forget you,

The secret of existence

Is simply what we say and do.

Much better then if we can hold each other,

If we’re there to see each other through,

Forget me not and I promise,

I will never forget you.

 

Mathew Lewis

   

Think about looking at the diaporama(high quality)-click on the screen thumbnail,right top of each page!

To one of the best photographers around flickr, to you Christine Lebrasseur for your excellent and inspiring work, cause you deserve a monument here not a NIPSA classification, this is absurd!!!

 

Renée Fleming, Strauss Four Last Songs ♪♫♫

The last time I tried to photograph Tower Bridge from this location the security guards who patrol the private waterfront outside the Tower Hotel made me put my tripod away. I was expecting more of the same this time round but at 1:45 a.m. in the morning there was nobody to be seen!

 

Built between 1886-1894 the bridge takes its name from the Tower of London which sits close by. Increased commercial development in the East End of London led to a requirement for a new river crossing downstream of London Bridge. A traditional fixed bridge could not be built because it would have cut off access for tall-masted ships to the port facilities in the Pool of London.

 

Today you couldn't really imagine London without this iconic structure but back in the early 20th century professional commentators were critical of its aesthetics. "It represents the vice of tawdriness and pretentiousness, and of falsification of the actual facts of the structure", wrote H. H. Statham, while Frank Brangwyn stated that "A more absurd structure than the Tower Bridge was never thrown across a strategic river". How wrong were they!

 

The statue in the foreground is called 'Girl with a Dolphin' and was created by artist David Wynne in 1973. Like many of his sculptures, this one is noted for its depiction of movement, giving the illusion of the figures flying unsupported. In the background sits one of the latest additions to the London skyline the 309m high Shard, now the tallest building in the European Union.

 

7 exp hdr with pp in acr, photomatix, photoshop and Topaz clarity/de-noise. Nikon D700 & 24-70 at 24mm, ISO 800, f10 & 1/15 - 4 sec

This beach is also known as the White Sand Beach Malikan. Named Papuma because white sandy beach with a stretch of rocks and waves hit each other when flipped.

Papuma beach is a beach which is very exotic compared to the coastal beaches in East Java, because it has beautiful beaches and charming sea with bluish green beach

 

Papuma Cape Coast is one of the unique beach in Indonesia. Papuma beach complete list of beaches in Indonesia which is famous for its beauty. Forms of coral rock that sometimes absurd clearly defined and can be found in the stunning Cape Coast Papuma.

Cluster of coral rocks in the middle of the sea and of course the main attraction typical Papuma Beach.

 

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.

 

So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars; amen.

 

_Maurits Cornelius Escher.

 

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Horton: There's a tiny person on that speck that needs my help!

Kangaroo: Absurd! There aren't people that small!

Horton: Well, maybe, they aren't small — maybe we're big.

Kangaroo: Horton.

Horton: No, Really. think about it — what if there were someone way out there, looking down on our world right now, and to them, we're the specks...

 

Seriously, I've always loved this concept.... ever since the first time I read "Horton Hears a Who." As an adult I'm STILL fascinated by microscopic worlds!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2e4NlnLr28

 

What do I got to do to make you love me

What do I got to do to make you care

What do I do when lightening strikes me

And awake to find that you are not there

 

What do I got to do to make you want me

What do I got to do to be heard

what do I say when it's all over (baby)

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

 

chorus:

It's sad (so sad) so sad

It's a sad sad situation

And it's getting more and more absurd

It's sad (so sad) so sad

Why can't we talk it over

Oh, it seems to me

that sorry seems to be the hardest word

 

What do I do to make you want me

What do I got to do to be heard

What do I do say when it's all over

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

  

~Oscar Wilde~

 

HBW guys ... wish you all a wonderful bokehlicious day! :)

I don't feel well, but I'm struggling here in the ofiice, cause I'm alone today!

 

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Explored ... #32! :)

It's the first one of a new set, i will try to translate in a visible work my favourite songs. Unfortunatelly most of them are italian songs so i should translate them, but as you maybe know i am LAZY. We will see. Btw this is the first one..it's a love song...it talks about a man who walks back the road to look for the love he has lost and imagines to talk to her as he dedicates a concerto. Of course seeing it each one of us can think to someone to dedicate to.....and so i did.

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZMLj6IMXII

 

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Il nostro concerto - lyrics by Umberto Bindi

Sull'eco del concerto

Che insieme ci trovò

Ripeterò ancor la strada

Che mi porta a te

Ovunque sei, se ascolterai

Accanto a te mi troverai

Vedrai lo sguardo

Che per me parlò

E la mia mano

Che la tua cercò

Ovunque sei, se ascolterai

Accanto a te mi rivedrai

E troverai un po' di me

In un concerto dedicato a te

Ovunque sei, ovunque sei

Dove sarai mi troverai

Vicino a te

 

On the eco of the concert

That found us together

I will repeat again the road

Which brings me to you

Wherever you are, if you will listen

you'll find me close

You'll see the look

that spoke instead to me

And my hand

That looked for yours

Wherever you are, if you will listen

you'll find me close

And there will be a part of me

In a concert dedicated to you

Wherever you are, wherever you are

Where will you find me

Close to you

1 Corinthians 10: 31

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

 

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I will be travelling again sometime, bought my ticket a week ago, yet my holiday off work hasn't been approved yet. This has been always the case. They had been hard with us these past couple of years , especially taking several weeks lump up into one long time off. If I'm not with the Lord, I should be worried, but I trust my God well enough to give it all to me. He will sort it out in due time.

This might be sounding shallow and absurd to anyone who lack faith or the unbelieving. Yet , that's when faith operates.

I trust the word of God and do understand , we don't fight against flesh and blood but of hidden powers of darkness in high places ( Ephesians 6 ). I already claim that resolve in the name of Jesus. Jesus assured us, if we are with him we should not worry of anything -- yeah anything ! But with prayer and supplication and thanks giving let our requests be made known unto God. We just need the armor of faith. If we lack faith, haven't been operating under faith, that means we can't please God. One can't see the wonders of God with unbelief in the heart.

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“The absurd (the tragic) is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world.”

―Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus

"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.

I think it's in my basement... let me go upstairs and check." –M.C. Escher

 

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"Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"

   

What I got to do to make you love me?

What I got to do to make you care?

What do I do when lightning strikes me?

And I wake to find that you're not there?

 

What I got to do to make you want me?

What I got to do to be heard?

What do I say when it's all over?

Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

 

It's sad, so sad

It's a sad, sad situation.

And it's getting more and more absurd.

It's sad, so sad

Why can't we talk it over?

Oh it seems to me

That sorry seems to be the hardest word.

 

What do I do to make you want me?

What I got to do to be heard?

What do I say when it's all over?

Sorry seems to be the hardest word.

 

It's sad, so sad

It's a sad, sad situation.

And it's getting more and more absurd.

It's sad, so sad

Why can't we talk it over?

Oh it seems to me

That sorry seems to be the hardest word.

 

Yeh. Sorry

 

What I got to do to make you love me?

What I got to do to be heard?

What do I do when lightning strikes me?

What have I got to do?

What have I got to do?

When sorry seems to be the hardest word.

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A0RyqvfztY

my absurd dreams

in between heaven and earth

persist despite fate

 

Zeke shows Hank and Lonesome how to get into a pair of levi's too shrunk to fit.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hfZqbZtT6E&feature=fvw

A tiny kitchen inside a tiny kitchen? Absurd!

“Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.”-- Voltaire

Garganta del Diablo or Devils Throat. Its the main part of the falls. It creates an absurd amount of spray and falls a few hundred metres below.

 

The Argentinian side of the falls is said that you 'feel' it more. I would probably agree with that. The amount of spray and thunderous roar you get is astounding.

  

This was perhaps one of the hardest things to shoot this day. The amount of spray (you can see it on the left) was being blown over to the viewing platform. Thus making it a game of 'cat and mouse' protecting the camera and filters.

  

I was however lucky to snap this little beauty. Right before the park shut. A successful day.

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~ Mitch Hedberg ~ Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Hedberg (February 24, 1968 – March 29, 2005) was an American stand-up comedian known for his surreal humor and unconventional comedic delivery. His comedy typically featured short, sometimes one-line joke mixed with absurd elements and non sequiturs.

 

Hedberg's comedy and onstage persona gained him a cult following, with audience members sometimes shouting out the punchlines to his jokes before he could finish them.

 

Wood Stork about to perform a tap dance at Gatorland with Egrets looking on and gators swimming around to keep it interesting ~

 

Wood Stork ~

 

Wikipedia

 

The Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) is a large American wading bird in the stork family Ciconiidae. It was formerly called the "Wood Ibis", though it is not really an ibis. As of August 28, 2013 it is classified as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, although there have been proposals to downlist it to threatened.

 

–noun

1.a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

2.a self-contradictory and false proposition.

3.any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.

4.an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.

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so here i am, and maybe you--that's your choice--and they're telling me i can't get there from here, which is problematic because if i can't get there from here, i'll be here for ever, which in terms of the cosmos is absurd since my stage is forever moving.

 

more complications, since i clearly can get there, when i'm there, i'm no longer here; here is someplace else, probably.

 

now it may be that if we follow some kind of circular logic, we can not only get there from here, but we can get here from there with no more difficulty than it takes to walk the circle. Then (now) maybe we can't get there from here because there is on one track and we're on a parallel one, pushing time through a rent in the universe (it's better to own than to rent). parallel lines never meet, though they hook up, finally with themselves, i guess, if we assume that space is a sphere enclosed in something else from someplace else, thus forcing that straightforward reasoning to circle back on itself, a snake swallowing its tail, so old i got to it without leaving here, there or, probably, someplace else.

 

now is a constantly changing issue (ask the guy pushing the clock up the hill); my here is your there according to a teacher i once had who said that two different solid objects could not occupy the same place (here) simultaneously.

 

none of which would have been worth the paper it was written on if anyone wrote on paper. and that brings to mind this conundrum: in the us of a they no longer teach penmanship--script is becoming as arcane as klingon--how will one sign a check? block letters? how will our grandchildren decipher those secret letters we've got hidden up there in a trunk in the attic, and learn what we did here, there or someplace else, now, then sometime or never.

 

i'm going to wind my watch; it's right over there. if i can get there.

 

and damn, i didn't even get around to the trip on the mobius strip.

 

you know, don't you?

please excuse the possibly absurd colors. no calibrated screen ...

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

 

This was taken looking down the trumpet of a lily.

Julie de Lespinasse

 

Coreopsis from the Garden of Wonder. Toffee and purple overlays used again.

 

Overlays are available for FREE off the blog, check profile for link.

 

absurder even

There is only one solution if old age is not to be an absurd parody of our former life, and that is to go on pursuing ends that gives our existence a meaning.

 

-- Simone De Beauvoir - The Coming of Age

  

It may sound absurd...but don’t be naive

Even heroes have the right to bleed

  

The hurricane took down that tree, it's been sitting there...on power lines....for two days now...(it doesn't affect my street though)

also when I went out to take these shots, I had to wander the neighborhood in my superhero suit....

there was a guy on his porch, he said "I thought they sent you to move the tree!"

I wish I could...

I wasn't gonna take any pictures today but then I heard this song, and I felt inspired

   

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