Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Novel Idea


He was probably doing calculus homework or checking Facebook but I thought of this:

"He drew forth a phrase from his treasure and spoke it softly to himself: A day of dappled seaborne clouds."

--James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

9 comments:

Judy Williams said...

Where do you come up with these perfect quotes???

From a glance, he looks like he could be Jon and Dave's younger brother.

He's framed perfectly by the nandina bushes. Is that mountain laurel in the background left with the purple blooms?

As per your last comment yesterday, I have an affinity for pink and purple too. It's funny because I'm on a mad hunt for the right pink purse. I've scoured every website and store and I can't seem to find the right one. It's my quest for spring. :)

wv: pangl

it's the pink angle on things

Sharon said...

Whatever he is working on, he is certainly concentrating on it. And, surrounded by such beauty!

Yakpate said...

This is another shot that nestles the electricity of human thought within the soft beauty of nature's creativity. Love it!

Dirk said...

Lovely post.

Sumi Ko said...

Judy's right, although my first thought was that he looked an awful lot like a young Jon, except for the shoes!

You have an amazing amount of poetry within you, and it speaks to you like a dear friend.

I love, "seaborne clouds..." and thanks for today's post, very special. You inspire me to read again this wonderful book!

altadenahiker said...

Oh, that's the age when "Portrait" just sings to you. Now I want to find the book because I recall a quote about being "free and on the loose." Or did I dream that?

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I was thinking he dresses well and now that I'm looking down at my wv I'm sure of it

dessed

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!

Hiker, I remember the line about being "unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life." Something about being willful and wildhearted amid wild air and seaharvest shells and sunlight -- or something like that. (It still sings to me!)

Until tomorrow, everyone.

altadenahiker said...

Oh yes, that's the one. It is beautiful, isn't it.