Photographer Sarah Moon




With fragile ankles
We turn on pointed toe
Extricating ourselves
From the lukewarm rubble


“I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.”
― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84


Sarah Blasko –Bird On A Wire”                         *      


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66 thoughts on “Dove

    1. Thank you, Ryan. It would be magical if indeed we could fly away from the rubble in such a lovely fashion. Sarah Moon’s body of work is incredible, so much inspiration and creativity captured in a split second. Please have a wonderful week too. 🙂

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          1. I can sleep on the overnight flight so even though its a short night’s sleep, its as if my internal clock resets. I can’t do that on the return flight, unfortunately. 😦

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  1. Once again you have outdone yourself Mia. I love the photo, your poem, the song choice and the quote. That quote is amazing actually. In fact, when the pain has meaning, there’s hope.
    Have a great day.

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  2. Lovely poem Miss Cranes, however that quote from Murakami, surely every pain has meaning, in fact isn’t pain the meaning. Every child regardless of circumstances cries as it enters this world of pain. Our struggle for pleasure is a valiant, but vain attempt to cancel out the pain, though pleasure is only pleasure when it approaches upon the domain of pain. We are only truly aware when in pain, when experiencing toothache we are aware of that tiny part of the body to the point where it blots out everything else.Just a few contrarian points anyway.

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    1. Thank you, Mr. Cake. I suppose we could further dissect the quote to specific types of pain, physical, emotional, subconscious, self-induced, etc, and some seek pleasure in pain.A child entering the world, is that fear or pain? I want to think fear, pain comes with the first spank of breath, to encourage breathing. My take on the Murakami quote, the every-man pain can be an exercise in learning and growth, therefor tolerated. I love your thoughts and they encourage a deeper think on the topic of pain. Murakami’s quote is a bit optimistic, I fear if I wrote one it would be far bleaker. I think you could do a brilliant post on pain, and the human psyche, maybe fear too.

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      1. Thank you Miss Cranes, you have to forgive me, I have been reading far too much Bataille and De Sade lately so my thoughts have been influenced in altogether gloomy and pessimistic direction. Plus I have been suitably outraged by Pinker’s new book on reasons to be cheerful. As well as De Sade and Bataille, Ernst Junger, that Olympian figure though definitely ideologically suspect, essay On Pain is very interesting, as well as some of Mishima’s (also suspect, I wrote about his aesthetics of fascism)thoughts on the subject. Ultimately though my analysis derives from that little known science fiction novel, quite pedestrianly written but with searing insights and astounding vision, A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay. The final reveal is devastating. Thank you for your faith in my abilities, I hesitate to write on a subject where far deeper thinkers have surveyed with fear and trembling.

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          1. You are funny…well maybe I need to lighten up a bit, this series on the darker aspects of Surrealism is turning me quite doomy. Maybe you should cast your light, make my site more Cake and less Death.

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          2. I look forward to it. I think I do have variety, recently I have been doing thematic series so for the moment it is all Documents. Before it was the surreal world and before that birds, then cats, then nonsense. I look forward to your visit, take a look at the Mishima post if you can.

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