My father was very interested in photography. Most everywhere we went, he took a black and white camera, a 35mm camera with color film, and -- often -- a little 8mm movie camera. The black and white film he developed himself in the basement, the rest got send off to commercial labs.
While I was growing up, I did a lot of picture-taking myself. I can still tell you about F-stops and shutter speeds. But once I left home, I never took many pictures again.
But I still record scenes and events in my own way, everywhere I go.
To look somehow as if you carried a secret.
A sorrow you could not tell.
Or forbidden desire.
To look at eighteen or twenty as if your past weighed on you.
Sometimes it did, sometimes more than we knew.
--- Diane di Prima
Madam, the gentleman
prefers to sulk in silence.
Horses Broke 25¢
--- Tessie Wall, notorious
San Francisco madam
circa 1900. Her lover
survived, she got off.
(Restaurant in Berlin)
"Claims he is a famous man and asks for
women all the time."
--- Attending physician at Nietzsche's death.
If you want to change the world,
start with your underwear.