Tattoo says: “I carry your heart with me”

Tatoo-  "I carry your heart with me"-20150729 - 4218Tattoo is from:

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

By E. E. Cummings

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Metamorphosis – Arethusa in Washington Square

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The myth of her transformation begins in Arcadia when she came across a clear stream and began bathing, not knowing it was the river god Alpheus, who flowed down from Arcadia through Elis to the sea. He fell in love during their encounter, but she fled after discovering his presence and intentions, as she wished to remain a chaste attendant of Artemis. After a long chase, she prayed to her goddess to ask for protection. Artemis hid her in a cloud, but Alpheus was persistent. She began to perspire profusely from fear, and soon transformed into a stream. Artemis then broke the ground allowing Arethusa another attempt to flee. Her stream traveled under the sea to the island of Ortygia, but Alpheus flowed through the sea to reach her and mingle with her waters.

A maiden steps into  a stream
And finds it tingle and living
A transformation from which sweet sweat
Slides down from her thighs and her sides as she runs,
Pursued by a river god, giving life,
As she melts into water.

New Museum in the Hood

New museum in town -20150717 - 12505 New museum in town -20150717 - 12520 New museum in town -20150717 - 12527 New museum in town -20150717 - 12539 New museum in town -20150717 - 12553Although downtown Manhattan is where the new ideas of urban living have been invented and perfected, there have always been a few things lacking — giant supermarkets, drug stores, an international airport, a park with hills and rolling lawns, and a world class museum.

Now we have a world class museum, with the Whitney moving to a new building designed by Lorenzo Piano at the beginning of The Highline.  So it’s possible that the best neighborhood in the world for street photography now has the best museum for street photography, since downtown the viewers themselves are works of art.

Bollocks

Bollocks -20150716 - 2915There is something feminine about all imagination, and mine is naturally drawn to the display of the female face and figure. But there is a masculine side as well.

bol·locks
British vulgar slang
noun
  1. 1.
    the testicles.
  2. 2.
    used to express contempt, annoyance, or defiance.