+ Usual assortment = Full house
Camera, Typewriter, Phone, Postbox
Always be observing > documenting > collecting Continue reading Artifacts: “Full Set” / Camera, Telephone, Typewriter, Postbox (also Chair)
Ryoko and her bandmates have a showcase gig coming up in March in Tamano with a variety of guests and surprises and fresh swag.
More details to follow on メーメーズ FB page but so happy to see this new flyer, i was/am eager to share.
Note: Ms. Calder is now some kind of special artist in residence for city of Victoria, i have a snap i’ll add here at some point, really
From the heart, spontaneous, albeit poorly typed (typer has a hiccup #excuse)… result is a slice of rhyme-y romantic-ish poetry for my sweetie.￼
Present So Golden (alt)
Let’s linger at a hidden
Café terrace all afternoon
Sip coffee and share glances
Until we finally see the moon
Order wine we can’t afford
Say hello to friends we don’t know
Walk home slowly in the rain
Takeoff hats in the snow
We have all this lifetime
And perhaps another two
To kiss on street corners
Toss away feeling blue
A slow train to Orion
Hitch hike the Pacific blue
Lose ourselves in impossible alleys
No maps to tell what to do
Indifferent to the future
The past all forgotten
Grateful for each moment
Just enjoy being smitten
Thank you for choosing me a
To be your constant companion
Lost the need for dreams
As the present is so golden
A spontaneous life update from Okayama, Japan with annotations about incoming child, state of my health, affection for parents and pals, fixing up our little cottage, plans for schools and playing Santa Claus, notes about birthing clinic, Ryoko’s awesomeness, request for notes of recommendation and preview of some forthcoming book projects.
Back in the days of rambling around to Grateful Dead shows with pals in various (usually Volkswagen) vehicles, cameras weren’t really part of the kit. Usually, ticket(s) if possible, contraband if practical, maybe extra clothes to accomodate climates, hopefully a few bucks.
However, as part of my documentary instincts, i hauled along a tripod and a 35mm Alpa camera for taking “family photos” in which i would cajole (with much whingeing usually) the assmebled renegades to pose, i’d hit the timer and run back (as such usually right in front) and take 1 and only 1 shot. Years later these would usually get developed.
Many are lost to the fog, however, some are gathered here for posterity and memorial.
Studying tea ceremony… I’m not sure if studying is the right word, maybe practicing, refining or just enjoying… with a wonderful circle of folks.
Together, we enjoy refining the sequence, admiring the artifacts, eating lunch (fabulous of course), and in some cases also practicing/refining/studying/enjoying wearing kimono.
This was a special one to kick off the new year. So lovely (other riffs elsewhere in this archive).
My sweet Ryoko riffed out a riff, ergo: