Monday, October 22, 2007

Quarter light

Quarter light.

The title isn't random.

I saw this flickering light, middle of the day, in the French Quarter. It was really just an accent. Not so functional because even at night, the street lights did a better job of lighting things up. But on the other hand, it seemed to me it was light a quarter note in a song. By itself, a quarter note doesn't do much. But mix it up with a bunch of other notes and you've got a melody -- maybe one of those that you find yourself singing over and over again.

This accent doesn't do a whole lot. But mix it with hundreds or even thousands of accents like it in one small area of the city, and you have a the French Quarter -- a melody of history that plays over and over again, every day. One that lives on in your memory.

Quarter light.


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--steve buser



Lagniappe
some more historical accents --

School of Medicine -- Montpelier Daily Photo
Turin's "Toret" -- Torino Per Immagini

And this perfectly Paris photo --
Paris Newlywed -- Paris Daily Photo

9 comments:

Kate said...

You are very poetic today, Steve. Your blog is the first one I opened this morning, for which I am grateful since it is so positive. A nice way for me to begin the day. Have a good week!

Moi said...

love the way your title, pic, words, analogy all came together to create this beautiful post :)

Marie said...

I like the words too. The light seems really "feeble" but it must be very romantic....

Thank you for quoting my blog today.

photowannabe said...

Love your poetic bent to the photo. Very nice post Steve.

Rambling Round said...

Kate is right. This does sound poetic. Nice photo and post.

Wanda said...

Yes, very romantic, poetic, and a bit of a theology to I think!!

Jules said...

What can I say - it has already been said today - very deep and thoughtful!!!

Annie said...

Flickering light and musical notes - sometimes one can see light flickering through the brain when eyes are closed and music is playing.

Hyderabad Daily Photo said...

I understood the significance of your title after I read your explanation. Very apt, indeed.