Whiskerino 2009

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  • posted: December 12 @ 4:44pm
“Holidays are in no sense an alternative to the congestion and bustle of cities and work. Quite the contrary. People look to escape into an intensification of the conditions of ordinary life, into a deliberate aggravation of those conditions: further from nature, nearer to artifice, to abstraction, to total pollution, to well above average levels of stress, pressure, concentration and monotony -- this is the ideal of popular entertainment. No one is interested in overcoming alienation; the point is to plunge into it to the point of ecstasy. That is what holidays are for.”

Jean Baudrillard

Comments

sariebell says:
Awesome caption and spirited photo!
Posted: Dec 12th, 2009 - 4:57pm -
jnonfiction says:
Or Holidays are just jumping on the bandwagon. That's what entertainment is (now) for; holidays may have become entertainment.
Posted: Dec 12th, 2009 - 5:21pm -
Just Jamey says:
That is an interesting discussion of 'holidays' in the modern world. I shall ponder. Also, the photo is cool. Love the colors.
Posted: Dec 12th, 2009 - 5:27pm -
michaeljstraub says:
Great shot, as always. Good looking tree too!
Posted: Dec 12th, 2009 - 5:51pm -
mu says:
wow. nice shot and definitely thought provoking caption.

Hey BTW... I couldn't find your email to ask more about locks for my son. Mine is billpope60@gmail.com if you find time to send a little more info on how to get them started. He may still be a bit young, but it would be great to hear a bit more on how it is done.
Posted: Dec 12th, 2009 - 6:27pm -
Chally says:
You are kissing the light.

There's a deep, often unrecognized truth in that quote. There's one I like from Thich Nhat Hanh: "Don't just do something, sit there!"
Posted: Dec 12th, 2009 - 7:19pm -
miguelito says:
i love the focus and the color of green.
Posted: Dec 12th, 2009 - 10:06pm -
jracecar says:
I like that quote. And that picture. That's really nice how that works out this year: every day you take a nice picture and couple it with a fitting quote, and then I go ahead and like it.
Posted: Dec 13th, 2009 - 10:18am -
Ula O cealleigh says:
you kissed afairy! :)
Posted: Dec 13th, 2009 - 1:37pm -
Ula O cealleigh says:
a fairy :)
Posted: Dec 13th, 2009 - 1:37pm -
revgoomba says:
This is a fave of mine... absolutely love it!
Posted: Dec 14th, 2009 - 1:03pm -
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