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N 205 B 11.0K C 140 E Jul 24, 2019 F Jul 24, 2019
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It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
The regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin

He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes"

Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright

Songwriters: Billy Joel
Real People Series

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N 153 B 5.1K C 108 E Jun 13, 2017 F Jun 15, 2017
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Every animal has his or her story,
his or her thoughts, daydreams, and interests.
All feel joy and love, pain and fear,
as we now know beyond any shadow of a doubt.

All deserve that the human animal afford them
the respect of being cared for
with great consideration for those interests
or left in peace.

~Ingrid Newkirk

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N 348 B 13.9K C 255 E May 18, 2018 F May 18, 2018
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When on a photo shoot at the local botanic garden,
I encountered a man who could neither hear nor speak.
He made several friendly gestures to me about the beautiful garden.

Later on when I was shooting calla lilies, he came along and saw me attempting to rearrange an unwanted stem. He wanted to be helpful by holding the lily steady with his hands. He did not think I was photographing his hands, but I thought that made a far more impactful photo than a solitary lily. I felt the juxtaposition of the soft, delicate lily against his rugged, rough-hewn hands would be more effective. The lily, to me, symbolizes his gentle soul.

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness,
nothing so gentle as real strength."
- Francis de Sales

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N 175 B 5.7K C 133 E Dec 27, 2021 F Dec 27, 2021
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Art is a basic human right.

“The infinite branches of art are important ingredients of the human race, and the most faithful refuge of creativity where magic is released. Showing us another way of seeing the world, that everything is possible. It shows us alternative ways with our way of living. It is possible to live a life from art and music.”
― Efrat Cybulkiewicz

Real People Series ~ Candid Street Portraits

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N 189 B 6.7K C 117 E Nov 6, 2021 F Nov 12, 2021
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“I feel in every girl
there is a spirit,
a wild pixie,
that if let go,
would run and dance
in grassy fields
until the end of the world.

And then that girl grows up,
that pixie hides,
but it's always there,
peeking out behind old eyes
and reading glasses,
laughing, waiting,
to one day dance again.”
― Atticus

Real People Series ~ candid street portraits

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