"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Magpie Tales #137

It Must Be Time For Lunch Now, 1979, by Francesca Woodman


If I had three wishes
Or a life to re-live
I'd be in Italy
Rewinding my Leica
Filming a happier end

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Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
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21 comments:

anthonynorth said...

You've captured the mood of the pic perfectly.

Other Mary said...

That sounds like a good use of wishes to me! Lovely.

Helen said...

.. exactly where I would be too! Wine, cheese .... and so much more.

Celia said...

Very touching.

Linda said...

Italy is alluring isn't it? I framed my poem today around Italy too. Thank you for sharing this, Kathe. It's divine! ♥

PattiKen said...

Perfect. Can I come?

jen revved said...

You are not alone in this wish-- you might enjoy my work and esp. my memoir Nightfall in Verona, http://nightfallinverona.blogspot.com...xxxj

Laurie Kolp said...

To refill my life... hmm... then I wouldn't be where I am today.

Stephen Hayes said...

Very evocative.

Berowne said...

Leica or no-Leica, it's still a clever post. :-)

izzy said...

Cool! me too! thanks-

Kathe W. said...

Berowne---that is one hell of a pun!
Laurie- I wouldn't want to re-run my life-I was referring to the young photographer who made this image.

messymimi said...

To refilm my life -- a wish of many days.

Strummed Words said...

Ha, ha. I like this take on the sad photo.

Susie Clevenger said...

Oh that we could go back and edit that which brought pain. Nice work!

Tess Kincaid said...

I want a Leica!!!

~T~ said...

A happy ending in Italy sounds good to me!

gautami tripathy said...

You did good in this post!

Loved it!

lure of the impure

Bee's Blog said...

It should have been a happier end shouldn't it but we are never to know how some minds work - or don't as the case may be.

I like this - so much in a few lines. I love Italy.

Carrie Burtt said...

Can I come with you? :-)

Kutamun said...

Wonderful sentiments, time traveller. I Leica too