So 2013 turned to 2014 and the world keeps spinning. All of the world’s problems, from hunger to excess, are still sitting there, waiting to be solved. Humanity simply watched with optimism as the calendar flipped, hoping that, perhaps by magic, the new year would bring with it all the answers without any of the effort. But there are a few of you out there that watched the flip and felt something flip inside you as well. You felt the sudden and uncontrollable desire to CHANGE something. To you I say,
“What the fuck are you waiting for?”
Smoking is one of the few things that I ever quit that I wasn’t really sure that I wanted to. It’s also one of the few things that I quit the same way I started, casually. One day I smoked, the next I didn’t. There wasn’t even a conscious decision to stop. It was almost like I just forgot to smoke for a while, then so much time had passed that I figured it was too late to start again.
This picture had nothing to do with my personal experience, but it’s still a GREAT smoking area!
Forget for a moment that this is an incredibly well constructed photograph (and you know that it is), I can’t help wondering if the people in that cart would have gotten on if they could have seen the rigging from this angle.
photograph 1967 by Anthony Stewart entitled Vermont
There is something so inviting about the way this photograph depicts the running of the bulls. It almost makes you forget that when those bulls catch you, they don’t have any problem using those horns for what they were intended.
Photo 1931 by Luis Garcia Gurbrindo entitled Bull Run Encierro in pamplona
It just gets funnier and funnier the more you come back to it.
I think Hemingway would be proud.