grossinger's resort, catskills, david lee black, fame
Fame is loneliness beside the swimming pool.


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david lee black, henry miller, uniforme
“True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself."

~Henry Miller


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aa mine, winnie the pooh, david lee black,
“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

(Christopher Robin to Pooh)

~A.A. Milne



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rumi, david lee black, asylum
"The outcome of my life is no more than these three lines:

I was a raw material;
I was cooked and became mature;
I was burned in love



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dalai lama, david lee black, kind

"Be kind whenever possible...it is always possible"

~Dalai Lama


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excalibur, david lee black photography, ghandi, ted casher
“Remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS.”



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"We have all some experience of a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before, in a remote time - of our having been surrounded, dim ages ago, by the same faces, objects, and circumstances - of our knowing perfectly what will be said next, as if we suddenly remembered it!"




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That's a beautiful shot.
-- Jim Bennett, 10/19/10



coffee, kaffee, david lee black photography
"As soon as coffee is in your stomach, there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move...similes arise, the paper is covered. Coffee is your ally and writing ceases to be a struggle."

Honore de Balzac (1799-1859)

The story continues~


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,david lee black, tevellus, jamie lee fury, asylum, the garage
There are moments in life where the magic of art, music and dance converge in the most unexpected places.  Last Thursday night at the funky cool Garage Gallery on the waterfront of New Bedford, Massachusetts was one of those moments.
A heartfelt thank you to the wildly talented band, Tevellus who played with such heart and soul at the opening of Asylum.  The transcendental dancing provided by Jamie Lee Fury brought the audience to their feet and the room was soon full of swaying souls interwoven with fabric and art.  Fabulous!
Many genuine comments, impressions and lovely feedback later, I would like to extend my true thanks to all who made this special evening possible. There are many but I hope you know who you are.  It was important for Asylum to depart from the idea world and begin to live a full and happy life of its own.  The story continues.....


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home, david lee black, soulshine, dickens
“Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.”

~Charles Dickens


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asylum, david lee black, taunton,
"I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in."


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dalai lama, david lee black, kind, motorcycle
"Be kind whenever possible...it is always possible"

~ Dalai Lama


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jane austin, david lee black, vanity, fierte
“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.”

~Jane Austin


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weird, erb, david lee black, providence, ri
“We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”


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david lee black, erb, honk, boston
“The best things in life come in threes, like friends, dreams, and memories.”


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shel silverstein, david lee black, kind,
“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

~Shel Silverstein


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two trees, david lee black, thomas wolfe
“All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken”

~Thomas Wolfe


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bonaparte, david lee black, choyer, child
“The future destiny of a child is always the work of the mother.”

~N. Bonaparte


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I remember that day :-)
-- Holly, 10/6/10



mary anne radmachmer, david lee black, gehen, love
“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.”

~Mary Anne Radmacher


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erb, david lee black, everett, dreamy
“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.”



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charlie parker, david lee black, music, pawtucket, hope artists

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.

~Charlie Parker


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e.e. cummings, david lee black, wonder, spirit, menemsha
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

~ E. E. Cummings.


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