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photoblog image Viktionary: Transubstantiation.. According To Nostalgia

Viktionary: Transubstantiation.. According To Nostalgia

 

...and when I'm gone

a lonely tear will carve a path

along your dusty cheek

into a glass of wine

to make it salty

like my blood...

Viktionary: Transubstantiation.. According To Nostalgia

 

...and when I'm gone

a lonely tear will carve a path

along your dusty cheek

into a glass of wine

to make it salty

like my blood...

comments (17)

vz-nostalgia: :
...such inconsolable sorrow
such an unthinkable loss...
still, there will be tomorrow
and sun still be moving across
the sky, and the people will hurry
as always, and children will play
in the sand, only your days will look blurry
since I will be far away...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Jul 2010, 03:46
Gorgeous, rich and satisfying image, VZ...feels like it is giving eye-massage to this viewer.

The prose...suspiciously similar in some ways to the little anecdote that Christians seem so fond of...perhaps the slightest hint of unconscious plagiarism...

Or...perhaps you are very clever and the connection is intentional...that may be more in keeping with "Nostalgia".
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: ...feels like it is giving eye-massage to this viewer.
VZ: There are not a whole lot of us, eye-masseurs, left around, Ray. smile

Ray: suspiciously similar in some ways... unconscious plagiarism...
VZ: it was totally conscious, Ray, not plagiarism, though, but more like inspiration. smile Read teh title once again. smile

Ray: ...perhaps... the connection is intentional...that may be more in keeping with "Nostalgia".
VZ: You nailed it, Ray. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2010, 06:38
This is excellent and I will make it a likey for future reference.

Transubstantiation not part of what I believe, but this is a strong expression none the less.
vz-nostalgia: ...future reference? Reference to what, Louis? smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 9 Jul 2010, 06:46
vz-nostalgia: Well, long time ago I got a quite different advice from a girl who whispered in my ear something crazy. She kept repeating:
Spill the wine and take that pearl, Spill the wine and take that pearl
Spill the wine and take that pearl, Spill the wine and take that pearl
:=)
An interesting mix of diagonals, curves and shadow. The deep red of the wine, almost black I really like. Good one Viktor
vz-nostalgia: An interesting mix of diagonals, curves and shadows can make any photograph a good one, Bill. smile
Great shot! smile
vz-nostalgia: smile Sure is. Otherwise it wouldn't appear on Nostalgia. smile
wow, beautiful shadows! this is a terrific capture smile
vz-nostalgia: That's not a capture, Charles. smile I built the shot from scratch: I created teh shadow lines, selected teh surfaces and the glass, poured the wine and placed it under the sun beam... Then carefully framed it. And you say it's a capture. smile
  • Scarlet
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Jul 2010, 16:06
I really like the tone of the colors.
vz-nostalgia: There are not a whole lot of colors here, Ms. Scarlet, except for the splash of red. smile
  • iris
  • Germany
  • 9 Jul 2010, 21:52
...and when you're gone
the loss's sorrow will carve a scar
deep inside my soul
burning painfully
as the salty tear
makes its way along...
vz-nostalgia: :
…a salty tear
makes its way
into the red ocean in the glass
in which you’ll drown your sorrow…
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 9 Jul 2010, 23:37
vz-nostalgia: I doubt a Portuguese "saudade" has an equivalent in any language, Ms. Reis. smileNostalgia is no match, but your "the devine liturgy of longing" comes very close. So close, it took my breath away. smile

L.Reis: I now know that Nostalgia can generate chaos from order...
VZ: Hahahaha.... Mostly in people's minds, Ms. Reis. So, there is no contradiction here to Plato's "...at first, when all things were in disorder God created in each thing in relation to itself, and in all things in relation to each other, all the measures and harmonies which they could possibly receive...". I can make it both ways, Ms. Lina. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Jul 2010, 10:20
This photo is an esthetical delight- especially the red-dark wine, the fine glass (why did you crop it? Nothing can beat the curve of a glas), and the reflections of some patterns! I have some problems to follow your thoughts combining religious terms and personal experiences: "transubstantiation...my blood...", but I understand well what you may be thinking of using the word 'nostalgia'.
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: ...why did you crop it? Nothing can beat the curve of a glass...
VZ: Oh, Ms. Philine, you don't even realize how wrong you are. The curve of a woman beats the curve of a glass any time anywhere for me. smile Regarding teh tight crop... I left something for your imagination. If I didn't, it would be a good picture, but there would be no zest in it. smile It's just one of my compositional tricks, I suppose. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 11 Jul 2010, 10:17
vz-nostalgia: smile Geez... I had no idea you will be celebrating my final departute with cheers, and dreaming that I will never come back, Ms. KA. smile

KA: ...tell me are you also with the 'twilight fever'??? or maybe dreaming with vampires???
VZ: None of the above, Ms. KA. I don't watch much TV at all, except for Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" and Stephen Colbert's "Colbert Report", which I record on my DVR every night to avoid the ads (these will be boring for you, I suppose, as these are political shows, no romance involved smile).
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jul 2010, 07:04
I have no witty prose to compliment or augment yours above. This image is definitely very creative. The red and black contrasts well in natural light. 10/10
vz-nostalgia: smile
SAVO: I have no witty prose to compliment or augment yours above.
VZ: Good. Otherwise, you'd break the First Rule of Nostalgia, SAVO. smile
  • Mal
  • under the rock
  • 14 Jul 2010, 00:05
Blood as black as night emerges,
My heart my broken body purges,
I feel my life returning, healing,
With all the tragedy of feeling

Callanan

love the pic. mal
vz-nostalgia: I've never heard of Mark Callanan, Mal. The poem has a dark feel of last centuries. I was surprised to learn he's our contemporary. I love this little poem of his called "Sea Legend"
Sea Legend
They drew her up among the tons of codfish,
a pair of glistening pearl studs at each ear.
Two clam shell halves concealed her nipples,
reminded them of dancing girls rigged out
in tassels–an obscene mockery or a tease.
From the waist up she was every woman:
your mother from a photo on a Caribbean beach;
a housewife transformed by the siren light
of evening; the fifth grade teacher who leaned
across your desk to demonstrate
a silk brassiere, her cleavage with arithmetic.

Below the waist she was scales and tail fin–
no fit place to put a reassuring palm.
They kept reaching out as if to pat a leg that wasn’t there.
They were divided over what to do with her:
Some said she should be laid to rest
in a proper grave; others, she belonged at sea.
So they settled on the latter, tipped the body
into the water and watched it fade from view.
No one noticed that pronged tail waving
while she sank, as if it knew something they did not.
wow i love the different patterns in your photo. it's beautifully done.
vz-nostalgia: Otherwise, you wouldn't find it on Nostalgia Ms Sera. smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 28 Jul 2010, 16:40
wonderful !!!
vz-nostalgia: Oh, you do speak English after all, Ms. Marie. smile
great composition Victor, I like the lines and this touch of color "oui génial" A+ VAL
vz-nostalgia: I would challenge you to browse through Nostalgia archive and find a badly composed image, Ms. Valerie. smile
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