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Happy New Year!

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a fabulous 2012!

(you can download the card for free here).

365 Days

With 2012 around the corner, I've decided I needed a challenge - tomorrow will start a new project called "365 Days". I will take and post a photo every day in 2012.  It'll be interesting to see how my photography will change as a consequence. 


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So many stones have been thrown at me,

That I’m not frightened of them anymore,

And the pit has become a solid tower,

Tall amoung tall towers.

I thank the builders,

May care and sadness pass them by.

From here I’ll see the sunrise earlier,

Here the sun’s last ray rejoices.

And into the windows of my room

The northen breezes often fly.

And from my hand a dove eats grains of wheat …

As for my unfinshed page,

The Muse’s tawny hand, divinely calm

And delicate, will finish it.

Anna Akhmatova, translated by Judith Hemschemeyer. Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) is recognized as one of the greatest twentieth-century Russian poets.

Orhan Pamuk on Painting

Golden Afternoon

Painting is the silence of thought and the music of sight.

Orhan Pamuk, "My Name Is Red

Orhan Pamuk is one of the most proeminent Turkish novelists, and recipient of the first Nobel Prize to be awarded to a Turkish citizen.

Orhan Pamuk - My Name is Red

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