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photoblog image The Other Side of Ansley Park:  Life As A Wood Peg

The Other Side of Ansley Park: Life As A Wood Peg

 

"I like to focus on myself", she said, "just like a wood peg."

"That's fine." I said, "Just bear in mind the more you spin your world around yourself the farther are your friends. Pure physics, dear. The centrifugal force."

The Other Side of Ansley Park: Life As A Wood Peg

 

"I like to focus on myself", she said, "just like a wood peg."

"That's fine." I said, "Just bear in mind the more you spin your world around yourself the farther are your friends. Pure physics, dear. The centrifugal force."

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 Apr 2010, 03:29
If I was a wood peg...
I might be interested more
In the hole I occupied
And the hammer that drove me home
Than the "friends"
Who just lay about in the toolbag and allowed me to be treated thus...


Thank you for the provocation, VZ.
vz-nostalgia: oh, I have no doubt you'd be spinning around teh hole all the time, Ray. smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 03:47
Excellent prose...and wonderful picture!
vz-nostalgia: Prose? Darn... And I thought I wrote a poem. smile
That's in then ... my life is sorted


richard
vz-nostalgia: I'm happy for you, Richard. smile Finally, you came... to the logical conclusion. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Apr 2010, 06:54
A round peg in a triangular hole. The peg fastened (or held erect) by a strand of spider's web.

Heavy symbolism.
vz-nostalgia: At times, it's all it takes to erect a peg, Louis, a tiny thought as fragile as a strand of spider web. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Apr 2010, 07:38
Is it driving things apart or maintaining integrity Vik?
vz-nostalgia: From my experience, splitting things apart is the only way to create integrity, to merge in one, Chris. smile
  • Tony
  • Germany
  • 23 Apr 2010, 12:29
My physics professor in college always said there is no such thing as centrifugal force…only centrifugal acceleration. All force results from Newton’s second law, Force = mass * acceleration (for constant mass systems of course).

Awesome picture.
vz-nostalgia: Centrifugal force is a legitimate science terminology, Tony.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifugal_force
With a professor like this, no wonder that you ended up at where you are and not in NASA. smile
Strange shot..but I really like the poem!
vz-nostalgia: At least a half of it worked for you, Sandu. smile
She says,
"Centrifugal Force"
That is my mind
I still fit the circle
If the peg is round.
vz-nostalgia: Hahahaha. Your comment reminded me of the dialog between Woody Allen (he plays a writer) and a black prostitute from his movie "Deconstructing Harry".
Woody Allen: See, I have a writer's block. I can't write. It's like I'm in a black hole... Ah, what do you know about black holes...
Black prostitute: What do I know about black holes? That's how I make a living! smile
  • Chris
  • United States
  • 23 Apr 2010, 14:14
This is just some good old-fashioned pornography today Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. We perceive things through the eyes of our own depravity, Chris. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2010, 03:02
vz-nostalgia: Hahahahaha. I had no idea that centrifugal force could be applied to that, Ti. I got to try this, but first you have to explain to me why it hurts less the more you spin. smile

Regarding vivid imagination... well, that's easy. Those whose imagination is not vivid usually don't comment. smile
  • Monique
  • Thailand
  • 24 Apr 2010, 08:22
I like the photo as well as the accompanying poem and the replies are hilarious! Great composition with the focus on the wood peg and the house in the background still visible. A bit Hitchcock-iysh wink
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad you sensed the menacing mood in this, Ms. Monique. No one else seems noticed. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Apr 2010, 12:40
My first impression: what an aggressive pic!
At the second sight I could imagine/find out some symbolic meaning: wood remains wood- i.e. you remain the person you are by nature -even if you want to get changed - the wood peg could symbolize an individual who wants to escape some restraints of society..., to emancipate him-/herself but on the other side nobody can leave his/her roots and everybody needs to get imbedded in groups and kinds of togetherness- oh my, what a symbolism! - I may prefer to take the picture as a picture: a fine close-up showing some textures of the material wood and a fine contrast of sharpness and blurs!
vz-nostalgia: Take my pictures any way you like, Ms. Philine, symbolism or plain aesthetics, dive into them to any depth you like. I can assure you, you won't hit the bottom. smile
I think I need to stop by here at least daily. The images alone are worth it, but the commentary is obviously part of the ride. I love that your symbolism is suggestive on so many levels, yes, but what you're doing with light is exquisite. I have much to learn: thank you.
vz-nostalgia: Take your time, Ms. Gina and enjoy a slow Nostalgia ride. smile
Regarding learning, I'd be glad to help. smile
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 25 Apr 2010, 00:44
Thought provoking for sure. Powerful photo with nice DOF.
vz-nostalgia: I'd be glad to hear the thought it provoked in you, Ms. Helen. smile You can make it private, if you think it's too risqué. smile
vz-nostalgia: No pegs are left over from the pharoahs, Ms. Sera, just mummies. smile

Sera: ...eventually, we all leave the circle... and centrifugal force is just another form of gravity without a peg to hold it together.
VZ: what a wonderful thought, Ms. Sera. I'm going to munch on it for a bit. smile
Perfect to hang my coat. smile
I'm back in Paris. Went to Bordeaux and in Morlaix then ! A sunny weather all the time.
Thanks for dropping by Vik and thanks for your com.
vz-nostalgia: :
Flo: Perfect to hang my coat.
VZ: Sure. Next time you are in Atlanta, I'll give you the opportunity to do just that, Ms. Flo. smile
ah...suggestive! Very suggestive b/w capture!
vz-nostalgia: smile Don't get too excited, Ms. Ada. smile
  • zhen
  • oz
  • 28 May 2010, 08:23
like the story better than the pic! wink ps my steppenwolf arrived- not even had time to open it but already spilt warm chamomile tea all over it...oh dear. plan to have read it in 2 months- will tell you what i think- i have a feeling it will go straight to the top of my favourites list sit next to Holden Caulfied! haven't looked at the expensive art link yet...better get back to my "hole" wink
vz-nostalgia: :
Zhen: like the story better than the pic!
VZ: You can't separate them, Ms. Zhen. They work here as a whole. smile
  • Mal
  • under the rock
  • 14 Jul 2010, 00:10
"if I were a hammer, I would hammer in a nail", I might treat this little beauty differently, love the light here. mal
vz-nostalgia: Those who are born as hammers, can't treat things differently, Mal. To hammer everything around is their life mission. smile
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