Saturday, April 30, 2011

Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secure

I have never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
- Henry David Thoreau

Took a stroll in Times Square.

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and saw things that were red and alone.

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It is a great art to saunter.
- Henry David Thoreau, 1841

Something that caught my fancy while sauntering: NYC Bike Rack.

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Doesn't it look like the lid of a coke can?

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On recent updates: I just started writing school (that's one scratch off my April to - do - list) I walked inside the classroom excited and left it challenged and a little bit scared.

I have to submit a 15 page short story to "The Booth" in 3 weeks. The Booth is Gotham's nice way of saying "Firing Squad". You make 9 copies of your story and give it to your classmates to take home with them. They read it, dissect it, comment on it and then fire away at you the next day. Of course the comments should be both good and bad. This is actually a great way to grow as a writer and I commend the school for that. What worries me is that I've never actually written a complete short story in my life and to do that in a few weeks is a challenge in itself. I'm so nervous, my innards are doing the fandango. But I shall take to heart the words of Kanye West, that that that that that wont kill you will only make you stronger.

Please wish me luck?

:)

Much love,
K

4 comments:

  1. love it kaye! times square as really changed so much :)can't wait to see and read your writing prowess.

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  2. I'm guessing this is sir al? What really surprised me about times square (That was different from my previous TS experience) was the abundance of Police men on the look out. Apparently it's a hotspot for violence and gang initiation during Easter. Yikes!

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  3. times square.. i can only dream to get there one day.. :) btw, i just have to ask. what camera are you using to take your pictures? a dslr? or just a normal point & shoot cam? just love the outtakes of them. :))

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  4. Hi Fe. I'm sure you will one day. Dreams are very powerful that way :) I'm really no photographer. I only have basic knowledge of DSLR's so I use a point and shoot camera. I use 2 actually a Canon one and a Lumix. What makes the quality of the shots great is the Leica lens of the Lumix, it catches a lot of color and detail. But yeah, you can take nice pictures with just a point and shoot!! Although there's also a lot of post processing involved (adobe photoshop is my best friend)

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In Tolkien's words, not all those who wander are lost.