Sunday, October 5, 2008

little old orphan annie

when i was about ten, we went to see 'annie' at the civic theatre in my hometown. i remember crying my heart out, but trying to hide it from my brothers and sisters, 'cause could you imagine if they had caught me?! but mostly, i remember being on top of the world!

honestly, im not sure if it was the story about the little orphan annie alone that moved me so or if it was the pure joy of seeing a live musical and at that tender age, not being aware of the power and magic such a live performance could conjure up, found myself in emotional overdrive...

but really, what is it about musicals, good ol' theatre or even street performers? who gave them the power? some do it for money, others do it for hardly any money at all. but perhaps its because whatever the reason; one cant help but leave a piece of ones self on the stage, on the street to be scrutinized and judged. i'm not sure, is there a certain kinda beauty in being this vulnerable?

what can i say. you either love 'em or you hate 'em. but i cant help myself. whenever i see a busker, performing their hearts out for their bread and probably no butter, i'd always pour out my wallet and in return, they fill up my soul(don't even go there!).

unless they're really bad off course. but then they sure do make for good photography ...and i'll always have 'annie'.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

all on a good day!

i have the flu - antibiotics-kinda-flu! and no, i'm not feeling sorry for myself! but this morning, i thought if it were a nice enough day outside, i might wrap myself in a duvet and have a nap on my hammock! alas!
its not a nice day.

so i found these photo's taken last summer and thought i should share as i promised a friend in guernsey to mail him some photo's of the views from our home.

im afraid i lack my usual energy to let my mind wander and come up with some weird and wonderful story to go with these shots, though i thought to offer the
moral of the story: upon having a bad day; remember that this day will pass (and even though summer is taking for-freakin-EVER to come this year... it surely has to pitch up at some stage, right?) and better days are bound to follow.

...all this from my top deck! hope it makes you as happy as it does me.

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