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Zyrynology: Imaginary Pain. Part II

Zyrynology: Imaginary Pain. Part II

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 15 Sep 2009, 00:43
I feel it!
vz-nostalgia: in what part of your body, Ray? smile
Only if you let it...
vz-nostalgia: at times it's like a catchy melody, Dave. I just can't get it out of my head. smile (See, now ELO will spin in my head until I fall asleep, and that's a pain smile)
  • Ada
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2009, 01:29
Been staring at this for 10 mins straight...means I like it. tongue
vz-nostalgia: Ten minutes of an imaginary pain... voluntarily... Are you sure you're not a masochist, Ms. Ada? smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Sep 2009, 05:39
Oooh Vik - I can imagine that alright!
vz-nostalgia: That means you still have a healthy mind, Chris. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 15 Sep 2009, 05:59
ouch, just looking at it makes me since - does the end carry poison? here they do, a short sharp pain followed by an ache for a while. just to remind you 'don't touch' smile
vz-nostalgia: Looking at it makes you what, Ms. Eliza?
Poisoned? All depends on your imagination. smile
super dof here Victor reminds me of standing on a nail at work and my friend having to pull it and the wood it was attached too out of my boot/foot ooch that wasn't imaginary lolsmile
vz-nostalgia: Your pain from a rusty nail is imaginary for me, Tim, and it sent shivers down my spine. smile
Nothing imaginary when you stick one in yourself pruning the rosestongue My own fault though as I never wear gardening gloves
vz-nostalgia: You never learn from your mistakes, hah Bill? smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Sep 2009, 09:33
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad you are free from your physical pain now, Ms. Philine. Unfortunately, replacing worn out body parts with the new ones can't cure our imaginary pains. smile
I know who Laocoon is from the art history course, but not familiar with the Laokoon Group. Off to google them now. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 15 Sep 2009, 09:44
I found a list of English words to describe the different kinds of pain: Oh, I hope not to get forced to use it!
(Thanks for your friendly mail yesterday)
vz-nostalgia: hahaha I thought you were talking about a group of artists called themselves The Laokoon Group. I did quite a bit of study drawings of the Laocoon sculpture back in school days. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2009, 10:34
"Keep the flowers send me the thorns" Don't know who said it, but it sounds appropriate!
vz-nostalgia: That's a masochistic side of love, I'd say, Mike. smile
This line for some reason reminded me of a song by a great blues singer Floyd Dixon: "Don't send me no flowers when I'm in the graveyard, 'cause when I'm dead I can't smell a thing..." smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2009, 10:38
I don't think the pain you would get from this would be imaginary! The focus on such a tiny part of the plant is very powerful.
vz-nostalgia: From this one, maybe not, Ms. Ingrid. From the thorns we can't see, but can feel it would. At times it's quiet, at times it aches, at times it pierces...
A super shot VZ..and very meaningful.
vz-nostalgia: glad it goes beyond the visible for you, Ron.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Sep 2009, 12:25
nice and sharp!
vz-nostalgia: it sure is, Paul. Careful, while looking, might pierce your brain. smile
  • Mary MacADNski
  • Beautiful Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • 15 Sep 2009, 12:37
No, not a shark. Now That would be pain!

The photo is beautiful and I love this theme.
vz-nostalgia: Fortunately, I was spared from the shark attack by sheer luck, Ms. Mary. smile
  • Dotun
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2009, 13:41
love this shot
vz-nostalgia: Cheers, Dotun. smile
Oh my, look at this boy. I remember a picture of Nolan lying on a closet shelf what seems to be not long ago. Ah, time flies. smile
pleasure remains... so does the can't be one without another.Lovely shot!
vz-nostalgia: I see you are in a philosopical mood, Ms. Delia. Good for you. That's the way I like it on Nostalgia. smile
non c'è rosa senza spina si dice da noi.
vz-nostalgia: well, there is an English expression "there is no rose without a thorn". I guess it's a universal wisdom, Ms. Stefania. smile
'Zéphirine Drouhin' is a wonderful fragrant deep pink rose ... and is totally thornless.

It suits me.

vz-nostalgia: We sure progressed in developing thornless roses, seedless watermelons or square-shaped tomatoes for ease of transportation, Richard, but we can't find the money to find the cure from cancer, AIDS or fight malaria in Africa.
Sharp!! Love The Textures
vz-nostalgia: SHARP- Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program? Well, Ms. Lyndah, this might work. smile
  • alex
  • United States
  • 15 Sep 2009, 19:09
wonderful detail
vz-nostalgia: long as the blood on the tip is not from your finger, right Alex? smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 16 Sep 2009, 02:18
Just like you. Need I say more? smile

The real pain being knowing what's causing the pain, when you don't know it feels less painful. Like taking a shot while watching the needle goes in vs. turn your head away.
vz-nostalgia: -
Ti: Just like you. Need I say more?
VZ: It's okay. Go ahead and say more, Ti. Alright, alright, I'll say it. I'm a pain in your... let's say neck. But bear in mind that the pain is imaginary. smile
Ti: ...turn your head away.
VZ: I didn't know you're such a chicken, Mr. Ti.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 16 Sep 2009, 12:22
splendide cette epine !
vz-nostalgia: Indeede splendide. smile Just kidding, rem_la. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Sep 2009, 12:28
That's one way to make your point, Viktor. smile
vz-nostalgia: I guess, the question is, if it's the best one. smile
It's sort of 'grafted' onto the stem. Never saw that before. Great dof.
vz-nostalgia: You sure did see it, Ms. Jamoula. That is what the Holy Crown of Jesus was made of. smile
  • kimera
  • Spain
  • 16 Sep 2009, 19:12
beautiful detail... nice macro
vz-nostalgia: well could be, kimera. smile
Heavy-armed, isn't it? smile
I like your angle and depth of field.
vz-nostalgia: well, each one of us needs something to defend ourselves. For some it's a sharp sword, for others love. smile
  • larry
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2009, 15:13
It reminds me of a prick that I once knew..........
vz-nostalgia: what happened to the prick, Larry? Did you break his sharp tip? smile
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 18 Sep 2009, 16:57
a thorn by any other name would be just a sharp?

pain is always in the mind of the beholder

as the beauty in the normal is always in the camera of the Viktor
vz-nostalgia: :
Patrick: a thorn by any other name would be just a sharp?
VZ: would one envision a sharp thorn, when feels the sting an imaginary pain?
Patrick: the beauty in the normal is always in the camera of the Viktor
VZ: to the viktor go the spoils of beauty. smile
Viktor, fantastic the simplicity and beauty of this shot.
vz-nostalgia: being simple is a complex thing, Xavi. smile
  • k.a.
  • S.A.
  • 19 Sep 2009, 13:23
vz-nostalgia: I doubt thorns get dull with every pierce, but if they do then, I assume, I'm pierced by a new thorn each time, as every time I feel the same pain. smile
Ahhh, pain...sweet pain, pain anticipated, pain feared... it is a thorny issue indeed. You make your point in exquisite fashion, as always. And it's always a delight to see where your mind brings you on any given day.
vz-nostalgia: ...and it's always a delight to watch your play with words, Alan. smile
that's sharp,the pain from this will be felt.
vz-nostalgia: You passed the test. Your imagination is in a good working order, Ms. Toun. smile
Me encanta.
I've been travelling quite a lot lately and have missed some of your recent postings. I've just been catching up on your excellent garden close ups. I particularly like this one. Ouch.
vz-nostalgia: welcome back, Ian.
Keep the thorns out of your garden. They might be photogenic, but, ouch, they are painful. smile
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