Thankful for another year

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Love having a summer birthday…. unplugging, resetting, celebrating for days and weeks, watching the spectacle of our country’s racial agony from afar, will share thoughts soon… to be continued, xxxxx Aliss

(Delicious strawberry shortcake from Adams Fair Acre Farm store in Kingston, NY)

Livin’ in the USA (2) Mermaid Parade

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Spur of the moment participation in the third annual Rosendale Mermaid Parade, a fund raiser for local pool, theater, and Farmers’ Market (Photo Matt Atkinson). Some views: IMG_4040.JPGParaders gathering in the park behind mainstreet (photo Lewis Primo)IMG_4005[2].JPGSeahorse in front of the bandstand (Photo Heather Lang)DSC03697DSC03696DSC03700DSC03694DSC03693DSC03699 (1)DSC03700DSC03701DSC03702DSC03703DSC03704DSC03707DSC03708DSC03710IMG_4048Paraders wow main street (Photo Lewis Primo)IMG_3979(Photo Matt Atkinson, all other photos by me)

Thank you people of Rosendale!  So long for now from the mermaids! xxxxx Aliss

 

Livin’ in the USA

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Small town in New York state, two houses on main street, one with flags from Russia, the US, and Hungary over a sign in English, Spanish, and Arabic that says, “It doesn’t matter where you’re from, we’re glad you’re our neighbor” and right next door, huge red flag with the name of Pres. 45 and a picture of him in the front window, snarling…

I wonder how these neighbors get along? Scenes from our on-going American sit-com…

Stay tuned! xxxxx Aliss

Doors forever open…

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A state you dare not enter

with hopes of staying

quicksand in the marshes, and all

 

the roads leading to a castle

that doesn’t exist.

But there it is, as promised,

 

with its perfect bridge above

the crocodiles,

and its doors forever open.

— Stephen Dunn

 

Total Van Gogh

Whatever else you plan in Paris this summer, put Imagine Van Gogh on your list:DSC03593

“The brain child of Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, technology in the service of art, plunging the spectator into the heart of each work to feel the artist’s creative emotions… Admire Starry Night, Irises, and Sunflowers…Vincent’s Room,” along with actual photographs of Auvers sur Oise, its wheat fields, people and places Van Gogh knew. Sound track by Saint-Saëns, Mozart, Bach, Delibes ou Satie.

http://www.imagine-vangogh.com

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DSC03592DSC03596Information in English:

http://www.sortiraparis.com/arts-culture/exposure/articles/143279-imagine-van-gogh-the-immersive-exhibition-at-the-grande-halle-de-la-villette/lang/en

The show’s designers previously staged an immersive art experience in magical Les Baux Provence, La Cathédrale des Images. If  you’re in that area make sure to see “Carrières Lumières” http://carrieres-lumieres.com

xxxxx love, Aliss