absolutely avedon.

darlings

do you remember this?

(if you can’t see this Transmission in your Territory – please enjoy the lyrics as carefully copiedoutwithquillpen typed therein)

These are days you’ll remember.
Never before and never since, I promise, will the
whole world be warm as this.
And as you feel it, you’ll know it’s true that you are
blessed and lucky.
It’s true that you are touched by something that will
grow and bloom in you.

These are days you’ll remember.
When May is rushing over you with desire to be part
of the miracles you see in every hour.
You’ll know it’s true that you are blessed and lucky.
It’s true that you are touched by something that will
grow and bloom in you.

These are days.

These are the days you might fill with laughter until
you break.
These days you might feel a shaft of light make its
way across your face.
And when you do you’ll know how it was meant to be.

See the signs and know their meaning.
It’s true, you’ll know how it was meant to be.
Hear the signs and know they’re speaking to you, to
you.

because – well – they Are – worth remembering, that is.

especially when one got to see the Avedon Women exhibition at the Gagosian in the middle of This particular day.

*s w o o n s*

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Screen Shot 2013-12-03 at 8.35.41 PM*s w o o n s* once again.

we took our own sneaky-peek from the outside (can you see the very subtle yet present presence?) – who-we-are-in-RL is a big fan of Mr. Avedon.

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and yes, we wrote about it in the fresh moleskine (#159 if you’re at all curious)

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because, well, if one doesn’t take Time to record such glorious events as visiting the Avedon exhibition – it’s entirely possible the universe (or whatever magic you think is out there – we happen to enjoy this one) *might* stop presenting everything in such a truly delicious way.

7647c7d45c5f11e3907f1214fb674332_8because it makes Days like this just so Possible.

*lookstocamera*

how many places-on-the-interweb do You know that go from Mr. Avedon to Mr. Higgs (Nobel Prize Winner)?

*small_smile*

everything is connected, of course.

just not in the ways that we imagine most people have thought of.

*looksintomiddledistance*

 

 

About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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4 Responses to absolutely avedon.

  1. 1904 says:

    Oh I do love a sneaky selfie – the photographer subtly reflected in the glass. And I do love Avedon.
    And I really really needed 10,000 Maniacs just now. So thanks for that too. XXX

  2. Oh to be an Avedon woman…Must practice my three quarter profile pose.

  3. Gallivanta says:

    It all adds up to a lot more than physics and photography, doesn’t it? No idea what I really mean by that….so….. I will stop talking and simply admire the gloriousness. :)

  4. laniersmith says:

    I adore Avedon….and the film that was inspired by him. “Funny Face”. His photos in the late 60′s inspired my dreams of what glamour was and I don’t mean just his photos of stars and models. But the real glamour of being human and having an eye for beauty in every shape and emotion. He helped inform my young eyes. Thank you for this.

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