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Viktionary: Verboten

...forbidden thoughts are like verboten berries, the more unreachable they are, the sweeter is their taste...

Viktionary: Verboten

...forbidden thoughts are like verboten berries, the more unreachable they are, the sweeter is their taste...

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  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 17 Mar 2009, 01:29
vz-nostalgia: They look dark and mysterious, because they are, Larry. smile
"If you are having the thought, how can it be forbidden?" You are so lucky that you don't understand the premise of the
"forbidden thought", my friend. smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 17 Mar 2009, 02:08
vz-nostalgia: "...encage them and they resist domination".
Yep. That's why the minds, where such untamed thoughts are born, are usually thrown out of cage, Ms. Suzanne. smile
Fata morgana appears close enough to touch as well. We can't always rely on our senses in search for truth. smile
I like the tone and dof and the angle of coursewink
vz-nostalgia: I think you counted it all. There is nothing else here, Nig. smile
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 17 Mar 2009, 08:44
But of course, equally dangerous - just there for temptation really. Although I am partial to blueberries for breakfast the guilt is too much for me. Its the air miles they have to travel to reach our country that now makes them morally forbidden ;o) How times change.
vz-nostalgia: In other words, as it's so fashionable to say nowadays, a carbon footprint of fresh blueberries is so huge in Britain, you just can't take such guilt upon your soul, Mike. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2009, 08:49
vz-nostalgia: the word "verboten" is no longer German, Ms. Philine, it's international now, like the Russian word "sputnik". smile
The berries are colorful indeed, but I'm in a darker mood today. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Mar 2009, 11:50
Seems like a lot of the sense we know as "taste" is in the mind rather than on the tongue.

These berries look delicious.
vz-nostalgia: "Seems like a lot of the sense we know as "taste" is in the mind rather than on the tongue"
I repeat to myself teh same words every time I watch the "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" on Travel Channel, Ray. smile
vz-nostalgia: "Are they really blueberries?"
They are as real as you are Ms. Pixie, Ms. Pixie. smile I know this for sure, because they are alive and thriving in my garden. smile

"...where we are free to think without censorship". I see it's been a while since you read Orwell last time, Ms. Jose. Remember his Thought Police? It's no longer a fiction.
The tones and lighting are lovely for this..My wild thoughts...I'll leave you guessing!
vz-nostalgia: I let you deal with your wild thoughts, Ron. I have plenty of my own. smile
But verboten berries are often poisonous and not as sweet as they look
vz-nostalgia: You are with your both feet in the real world, as you often are, Bill. I'm on the other side of the fence. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 17 Mar 2009, 17:03
A recipe for fun - or disaster Vik?
vz-nostalgia: Depends on your state of mind at the moment, Chris. smile At times verboten thoughts are deliciously delightful, other times they are disastrously destructive. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Mar 2009, 17:08
I like the composition and the quote from Viktionary. The hairy thoughts in the brain sets the taste buds up!
vz-nostalgia: "I like... the quote from Viktionary".
In this case you got lucky, Louis. There are plenty where this came from. smile
At times the taste buds roll down the scaffold together with the head, thanks to the hairy thoughts. smile
I like your little text on this beautiful image !
vz-nostalgia: That's what I do, Zeb, I blend them both together into a bitches brew. One enhances the other. smile Or so I hope. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Mar 2009, 13:09
Oh, 'verboten', 'angst'...- so ugly words! Why are not our most beautiful words like 'Sehnsucht', 'Glückseligkeit', 'Augenweide'... "international" ?
vz-nostalgia: The words are not ugly, Ms. Philine. They are what they are, reflecting the meaning of things. It's like blaming a gun for murder and not the person who pushed the trigger. smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 16:58
vz-nostalgia: Oh yesssssssssssss!
forbidden blueberries in the forbidden garden are
like secret thoughts in the mischievous mind smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Mar 2009, 20:43
If the sun shines on verboten berries and/or thoughts, does that make them less verboten, Viktor?? Or is that the deception!
vz-nostalgia: I don't know the answer to your question, Ms. Ginnie. Might take me a lifetime to figure this one out. smile
Blueberries without blue color but this shot is so smooth.

Do you know that blueberry is my region emblem?

People of Lac-Saint-Jean are called blueberries here.

Nice shot!
vz-nostalgia: I'll leave the color to your wild imagination, Mr. Blueberry. smile
I googled Lac-Saint-Jean and saw incredibly beautiful views of the lake and the Saguenay region. I wish to visit this area one day.
Verboten? Wie so?
I thawed out a pint from last summer and made blueberry pancakes this morning... new maple syrup... so sweet and so reachable (just behind the strawberries in the pantry freezer). smile
vz-nostalgia: smile There are blueberries for eating, and there are berries for the soul, Alan. I see you made your choice. smile
LOL...Whatever would cause you to make that distinction, my friend? Have you missed those blueberries, over there in the corner, which feed both body and soul?
vz-nostalgia: mind, body and soul... I see you are into a balanced living, Alan. Good for you. One day I might be there as well. So far, it's all one messy kitchen. smile
  • Richard
  • United States
  • 20 Mar 2009, 17:49
Aaahh... the forbidden fruit that Eve partook of... Have you taken a bite Viktor?
vz-nostalgia: There is no sense for me to take a bite, Richard. I'm already drowned in sins. smile One can't fall lower than bottom. smile
You've defined my essence, Viktor, but I suspect that I've allowed myself to become TOO balanced. Do not some of the best images come from that place on the edge where safety and balance exist on one side and insanity lies on the other, made by those who dare to perch, unbalanced, on that edge? Does not the best art come from those who willingly, joyfully leap into that abyss? Me? I sit on my chaise lounge on the rim of the Grand Canyon and watch the light change. ;-)
vz-nostalgia: "Does not the best art come from those who willingly, joyfully leap into that abyss"?
Oh my. The history of art is plenty with examples, Alan. Modigliani, Dostoevsky, Thelonius Monk, Van Gogh, Art Tatum, Glen Gould, Sylvia Plath, Frida Khalo, Charles Mingus, Virginia Woolf, Georgia O'Keeffe, Cole Porter, Ernest Hemingway... Should I continue?
As long as you sit on teh chaise lounge looking at the Grand Canyon, you are out of danger, Alan. smile
vz-nostalgia: ...and not with AK-47? What's wrong with that? The whole world does it. smile By the way, do you know that I used to live in teh same neighborhood with Kalashnikov back in the days? He's a very modest pleasant old man, despite the fact folks around the world keep exterminating each other for more than half of a century with his invention that seems to work in every possible condition- in the jungles, in the desert, in the freezing cold...
A cocktail of a guava juice and rum... that sounds like a beverage of Gods to me, Alan. smile
Design something wonderful? If I keep working at a pace I have now, I'm going to design myself to death. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 26 Mar 2009, 06:15
intrigued by this flow of thought, Vik. our conscience puts some thoughts out of reach and the id drives us toward them. love it when my id runs rings round my superego. quite like the quiet cerebral chaos you've unleashed in each one of us here tongue
vz-nostalgia: oh Tery, too much Freud is not healthy for one's mind, as too much chocolate or whiskey for a body. smile
I love the "quiet cerebral chaos" phrase. Might be a perfect title to one of my pictures, if you don't mind. smile
Instead on an AK-47, I prefer to use a Canon these days...
And a thousands "thank you"s to you for setting me up for this terrible pun.
vz-nostalgia: I see it's time for me to retreat, as you moved on to heavy artillery. smile
  • zhen
  • Australia
  • 4 Apr 2009, 02:18
verboten berries? they look like blueberries to me...

I have often thought that the harder you struggle to attain something the more fulfilling and the greater the prize but perhaps it is all a grand illusion and we just don't appreciate those sweet things that come easily as much as we should...
vz-nostalgia: "...we just don't appreciate those sweet things that come easily..."
I think you're onto something here, Ms. Zhen.
What happens with the verboten things is, as soon as they are no longer verboten, they lose their unreachable appeal. smile
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