Street photos...

1.08.2009

Lonely Street. (This is not the Jedi we're looking for.)

Lonely Street is a left turn about a block past the church.

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When you get to be an old fool, it takes time for some lessons to sink in. Some lessons are never learned from a young age. I had never learned to shut up, but I think I might be cluing into that. I don't blog about everything in my life, but I usually let you know how I feel, and right now, I mostly feel like an idiot. The reason I don't tell you everything about me, is because I am not one to post anything embarassing about myself or talk about my failings. I have plenty of both, believe me.

I have talked about myself to others, and I may have said too much. I feel that I am a disappointment to them, or less than they expected, just as I am a disappointment to myself. People that I used to be close to, while still ostensibly friends, no longer contact me or visit. I think I destroyed one possible friendship with one call, while the others just stopped talking.

In a nutshell, what you see here is all you are going to get. Anything more, and you are going to find me to be rather not all that and a bag of chips.

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20 comments:

  1. First of all, the top picture is really something. It looks like Lonely Street, the one I've always imagined. I absolutely love it.
    Secondly, the Doug that I know, that I've read about and seen pictures of (and I love the two you posted here, especially the last one) is a great guy and someone I would love to know in person. I feel like I do already! I know when I met Westy-Dorrie I felt like I'd known her forever. It wasn't like meeting a stranger at all. I feel the same about you.
    Oh well, here I go again with my book comments, lol.
    Big ((hugs))

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  2. I second Labetine.

    Don't you think most of us feel, at least a little like you? None of us are perfect, we've all screwed up plenty, and most of us keep certain things out of our blogs.

    I'd like ya if ya grew a thrid eye, so get over it. ;)

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  3. I love your photos. The last one is my favorite, it could tell so many stories.

    Now, about the stuff you wrote.... I think you are just swell!! I am so thankful that I have met you, and I look forward to learning more about you. You have so many great things about you, and I haven't known you all that long so I am sure more will pop out along the road.


    If anyone is disappointed in you, that is their problem. If you are happy and you know you aren't a bad person, that is all that really matters. Sometimes friendships last, sometimes they don't, but I believe that sometimes things happen for a reason, to make way for new friendships or to maybe learn a lesson. Who knows. I know that I am proud to call you my friend, and I would shout it from the rooftops! (Well, if it wasn't so cold outside and if the neighbors wouldn't have me commited. ;-)}


    Hang in there and please know that you have a friend in me. If you ever need to chat, let me know, k?

    Big huge hugs!!!!

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  4. Hi!
    Does Lonely Street lead to Heartbreak Hotel?

    And FWIW - in the time I have been reading you - I have always got the impression that you were a particularly decent and very popular guy.

    I hope you are cheering up - it is Friday afterall.

    L from JS

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  5. I really like all three.

    The darkness we find in ourselves is important, too D. It helps rid of us hubris, and reminds us of our humanity.

    I love you because of the many facets I sense behind and beyond your words and photos.
    {{hugs}} -G

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  6. Oh, don't be sorry and don't look back. You are a great guy I'm sure.

    We have all tried that situation. Things change, people change . . .


    Hang in there, Doug, you are a big light in my blogging sphere!!


    Have a great weekend!

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  7. Lonely streets. I get depressed in the winter sometimes. Not enough sun I guess.

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  8. Betty, you will always be my pal, and wish we did know each other in person. You can write a book here any time you like.
    *big hugs* back

    Bonnie, fortunately my hair covers the third eye...

    I just hate to see things end, M. That's normal, I suppose.
    Would you shout it on one leg, wearing a ckicken head and boxer shorts? Just asking :-) Thank you, and huge hugs back :-)

    Lerm, it's good to see you back with the old JS crew. I am cheering up, I finally have a weekend after five days in a row. Not used to working more than two without a day off :-)

    Thanks, Gina. You have a way to to make sense out of things that I don't explain very well.
    *hugs* back

    Elin, thank you! How have you been? You are a better expert on light than I :-)

    Noone, I never noticed if short days made me depressed, or maybe it didn't matter when I was younger, eh?

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  9. I'm familiar with Lonely Street, though this one has more functioning street lights.

    I've struggled with how I feel about life and myself for over thirty years, and I still struggle with it. I have scars, on the outside and the inside, that attest to some of the things I've been through and that I have done. We all have those times when we feel like we let ourselves and everyone else down, it's part of being human.

    One last thing. I would rather be an old fool than a young one who didn't get the chance to be old.

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  10. Well said, e-p-n. I can be thankful to have the opportunity to get old, even if it's old and foolish ;-)

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  11. I'm late getting here, as always lately, but you know you can always depend on me being around for you.

    I have to agree with the others, you are a great person and as you know, you have been an inspiration to me. Yesterday, when I took the pictures I posted today, I first thought of you and how you would love to take photos there.

    But I also understand the times of lonliness. Alone in a crowd.. sometimes that's my motto.

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  12. Yeah, even at the Toucan with a dozen friends, something is missing, Dorrie. Someone to go home with. I would really be stuck without a camera.
    *hugs* and thank you, Dorrie.

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  13. People disconnect for all kinds of reasons, most of the time it has to do with them and not you.
    My thoughts are always that if you're kind hearted and friendly and some friend blows you off, f*ck them.
    I bet if we lived closer, we'd be going for coffee.
    Loved the pics!

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  14. I'm sure we would, Kate, as long as it's Tim's, and not Starbucks
    :-)
    Thank you :-)

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  15. Now THAT I could totally do! ;-) I know what you mean about things ending, just know that when something ends, there is always something begining....

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  16. Currently awaiting a new beginning, M.

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  17. You're Lonely Street shot is very cinematic. I don't know if I can explain what I mean by that, but I guess I'd have to say that it draws me in and I feel like it's in motion.

    I have always been partial to desolate images.

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  18. I think it could be the contrast and the wet reflections on the pavement, KIT. Thank you.

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  19. Now that I know you, I see someone else. xo

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  20. I hope I am not too scary, Barb :-)
    xo

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