“You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen...”
~Ernest Hemingway - A Moveable Feast
In life, losing things is a frequent occurrence. I am, in a sense, notoriously good at losing and finding things I’ve lost. I always lose something, find it, lose it again, and, if I’m lucky, find it again before I have a chance to lose it one more time — or fall asleep, whichever comes first.
Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of gold, creative work instead of business, passion instead of foolery, finds no home in this trivial world of ours.”
“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
~Leonardo da Vinci
Meanwhile from Brunswick, Maine...
Award for Best Composition and Design!
“She has fought many wars, most internal. The ones that you battle alone, for this, she is remarkable. She is a survivor.”
“Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years.”
"Award-winning photographer David Lee Black of Wrentham, MA is known throughout New England for his gallery shows, creative workshops, and ground-breaking portraiture. Black has put together a special show for the Freedom Public Library that focuses on his love for the people and places of Ireland. From now until mid-December, Black's striking photos will be on display in our downstairs gallery. He's also included some whimsical and poignant sculptures that capture the mood and spirit of the Irish countryside. Many of the photographs will be included in Black's forthcoming book, "The Vanishing Light of Ireland.""
"County Clare" solo exhibition
Freedom Public Library
38 Old Portland Road
Freedom, New Hampshire
Dates: October 30-December 5, 2019
Artist Talk: December 5, 6pm