colors, kaleidoscope, kite, wind

kaleidoscope kite

kaleidoscope kite
reminded me of a sky diver
riding the air streams
up high above the sand and swells in the sea
limbs flung back
f r e e

These are old photos of mine, and they always make me smile. The kite in all its wonderful colors looked to me like someone taking the ocean breeze for a carefree ride. I wrote the words shortly thereafter.
colors, essay, life, photography

luster

I popped the button on the car radio, and heard John Lennon’s voice. He was in the middle of a comment about doing music, painting, etc. He said these were the chocolate in life. I can’t find his words online, so I hope I’m not mis-quoting him too badly.

When I look out at the waterfront scene in this picture, I see color, energy, passion. Luster.

Without all the red, though, the umbrellas, the chairs, what’s there? Something serene, scenic. Quiet, pretty.

But…umm…lackluster.

There are parts of our lives, parts of us, parts of what we do, the way we live, that give us luster, don’t you think?

Like a fine piece of chocolate.

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etikser