Musings on Photography

Epilogue

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on August 26, 2010

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Some combination of running out of things to say, a desire to sort things out privately for a while, some need for a different balance in my life, and general weariness with things internet has kept me from posting here for some considerable time, now. I may start other blogs, with different styles or different subjects. I have a handful of ideas for various bloggy experiments, and I might give one or two of them a try.

For now, though, my blogging experiment is ended. To all the folks who have been reading, my most sincere thanks. I’d be delighted to keep up email correspondence with any and all.

Gentle breath of yours my sails
Must fill, or else my project fails,
Which was to please. Now I want
Spirits to enforce, art to enchant,
And my ending is despair,
Unless I be reliev’d by prayer,
Which pierces so, that it assaults
Mercy itself, and frees all faults.
As you from crimes would pardon’d be,
Let your indulgence set me free.

William Shakespeare, The Tempest, epilogue

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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on July 11, 2010

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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on July 10, 2010

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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on July 9, 2010

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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on July 7, 2010

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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on June 16, 2010

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More Elizabethan

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on June 14, 2010

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Last week I was down in Ashland again. My friend Bill and I got another chance to photograph in the outdoor Elizabethan theatre (aka the ‘Lizzie’), this time without protective tarps. It’s truly an amazing space, and I’m tremendously grateful we’ve been granted such great access.

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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on May 20, 2010

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Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on May 9, 2010

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Hard Times

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul Butzi on May 8, 2010

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This morning’s offering from my unfathomable brain, Stephen Foster’s Hard Times Come Again No More

Let us pause in life’s pleasures and count its many tears
While we all sup sorrow with the poor;
There’s a song that will linger forever in our ears;
Oh! Hard times, come again no more

Chorus:

‘Tis the song, the sigh of the weary,
Hard times, hard times, come again no more
Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh! Hard times, come again no more

   

The full, original lyrics here. I imagine a psychologist would have a field day with these, but I’ve no idea why this stuff pops into my head.