Photography : Dragonfly Ikebana
Photography : Dragonfly Ikebana
Photography : Saint-Palais sur Mer, France, summer 2018
Photography : Les Graminées !
Photography : Flower Lady – Lille, May 2019
Photography : Montmartre, Paris, Light & Shadow
Photography : Meditating Man & the Sea
Photography : Night Train Station
Photography : Three Bamboos
Some guys are astronauts, some other astronomers, right?
Someone who wants to be an astronaut, because of an accident or bad vision, has to give up, he’s sad, what’s the meaning of life, etc.
He must aim differently. Use what he learned to work in the boat industry. Become an engineer or a scientist, to help organize, calculate or help the guys in the rocket.
I read this phrase recently :
One does not do what they WANT to do, but what they CAN do.
Now think about how many times we have to do this in life…
It can be the simple “lower expectations”, but it’s often richer, or more complex.
We have the whys : why do we have to change our aim? Change? Interruption? Surprises? Betrayal? Death or dearth? Did you fail an exam? A breakup?
Then the hows : is it an instant modification based on instinct? Is it wanted or piloted by circumstances? Do you need help? What about the nature of the coming change? Is it about intensity, complexity, a change of nature?
Something, then, is bending.
In French, to say “to change your tune” or “to change tack”, we say : “Changer son fusil d’épaule” – something about Rifle Shoulder Switch.
What happens inside? Disillusion? Bitterness? New steam? Relief?
M. Yourcenar said something like :
There’s a relief in the deep of each powerlessness
You’re a conversationalist but your best friend disappeared in a love affair with a Belgian mountain climber? Blog the possible chats’ ideas!
You’re a painter but you lost both arms in a paintbrush accident? Teach your art to young people!
I put this again : What about the nature of the coming change? Is it about intensity, complexity, a change of nature?
Do you know examples?
Macrophotography : Yellow Flower
Photography : Insect Warming
Street Photography : Biking Evening
Photography : Orsay Museum’s Clock
Photography : Clouds over the roof
Photography : Boats
Photography : Before the storm
Photography : One Bee
Photography : Lion Statue in Orsay, Paris
Photography : shadows & colors
When you’re a movie lover, you know that good movie directors hate the “tests” producers organize with films.
They show the movie privately, in a theater, then the audience has to answer questionnaires.
According to the results, then they cut and alter the movie. That’s horrible, right?
It’s pretty rare that the director has the “Final Cut”…
But this week I’ve been a little surprised by this :
Sydney Pollack, in the bonuses of “The Way We Were”, explains that the movie had a problem after he made a preview. The balance is always hard to find, but here he says that it was a failure. Thus he simply cut a few scenes, like with an axe, and showed it to another room the day after. Big success.
I supposed that if he did this, it’s because he “felt” there was a problem – which came here from the balance between the love story and the political story.
Then I read, in Walter Murch‘s book “In the blink of an eye” (he’s a great film editor – Apocalypse Now), that he was not against film preveiws. I was VERY surprised, but he explains that one should not ask the audience anything after the preview, but day(s) after, in interviews (IRL or phone).
Here’s my tool :
When you have a bold, decided opinion about something “one SHOULD NOT do, ever”, it can be interesting (or at least a game for the mind) to hear people you respect having another opinion. If you listen, you’ll discover subtleties, knacks, and delicious exceptions. After all, there’s one risk : you could expand your knowledge, or at least add a facet to it…
Hmmm, what’s the next step?
Thanks for reading!