Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Mollie King – Photoplay Magazine – 1919

Mollie King (born Mary Josephine King; 16th April 1895 – 28th December 1981) was an American stage and screen actress.
She married Kenneth Deedes Alexander. Nellie King, sister of Molly and Mary Miles Minter acted respectively as maid of honour and bridesmaid.

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“When this you see, remember me.”

 

“When this you see, remember me.”

I believe that the quote comes from the poetry of Gertrude Stein (3rd February 1874 – 27th July 1946)

who was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector.

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When You Are Old

 

When You Are Old

When you are old and grey and full of sleep
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true;
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead,
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”

 W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

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The Day Dream – Manuel Álvarez Bravo – 1931

 

The Day Dream – 1931

 

Manuel Álvarez Bravo (4th February 1902 – 19th October 2002Mexico City)

Dreams are a frightening and dangerous state during which the dreamer is most vulnerable. Dreaming is an escape into a different world, into the unknown.

This statement, by a historian who interviewed Manuel Alvarez Bravo, relays some of the ideas the artist may have considered while making this wistful portrait of young girl standing on a balcony with the sunlight innocently caressing her right shoulder. Perhaps Alvarez Bravo was trying to guess the girl’s thoughts, as she stood immersed in her reverie, clearly unaware of his presence and indeed vulnerable to his camera. The dream world was of great importance to the Surrealists, whose work influenced Alvarez Bravo. Many of his early images explore the themes of sleep, dreams, and eroticism.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

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