Monday, March 31, 2008

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Newton (1795) © Tate

Hello, Friends

My favorite blogging time is right after school when there is nothing pressing to do and I can relax with a glass of wine and perhaps also play some music or read; before dinner preperations or before going out for a bite. It's quiet. It's just the two of us. Actually, tonight until late Wednesday, I am a free woman.
I like to pretend I live alone. Get this: there has never been a time in my entire life when I lived alone. So when W.P. travels and he does so extensively, I love it. It's only hard when he goes some place really good like France or Amsterdam. Right now he's in Las Vegas and he actually has to do a little work for a change (rolling eyes) as he is presenting at a conference, so it's okay.

I'm content. W.P. and I are great friends and great roomies; we live well together. We have some things in common and in other things we usually overlap. I am baffled by at least a couple of his interests and habits but nothing I can't live with.
I've really digressed here.

What I really wanted to post about is some good stuff going on at other people's blogs today. I went to a new blog, Caliban's Dream, and there came across this great live video of Natalie Merchant, with a good band, performing the song Wonder. It is infectiously positive.

More good music can be had at Mad Priest's site, where you can listen to a sampling of new wave music from The Undertones (love them), Eddie And The Hot Rods and, my own personal favorite, a Massachusetts dude - Jonathan Richman (& The Modern Lovers), among others.

At singing bear's blog tiz yer tiz , he's posted an original poem that I really like. I've been visiting there for several weeks now and enjoying singing bear's peotry but this particular one stood out for me. It's beautiful.


Lastly, I'm fascinated by William Blake now more than ever. If you care to, click on the image, a painting of Newton by Blake and explore the Tate's feature on his art. Great stuff!

You kids have a lot of get up and go for a dreary Monday! Thank you!

All smiles,
Pagan

5 comments:

  1. Oh I so love that Albicaides at Caliban's Dream; brilliant!

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  2. I must check out these other blogs.

    Ah, Blake...he's been with me for so many years. Probably the first poet I really loved and still my number one man. The picture of Newton measuring the 'ratio' of things fits in well with the post you have kindly linked to from my blog...for which, many thanks. Your enthusiasm is a great gift.

    Peace.
    Mr. Bear

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  3. Great post and I'll check those other blogs, too. I just came from Singing Bear's blog. I love that new poem, too. :)

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  4. Hi, franiam!


    SB: I'm glad you made the connection with the Blake painting of Newton.

    Thanks sandpiper. Your photographs are wonderful. I just can't say enough about how much I enjoy them.

    Peace,
    Pagan

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  5. Thanks Pagan. That's very nice of you. I enjoy your blog, as well. I wanted to comment on your April 1st posting and how much I like it, but I don't see a comment box there, so I'll just say it here. :)

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