⦿ A Subtle Kind of Love ~ a story by Jake Christie

A  Subtle  Kind  of  Love              by Jake Christie. . . I love this piece !           

He loved her in a distant kind of way, the same way the sun heats the Earth.  If she were to disappear completely, he knew through pure logic that it would have no great, disastrous effect on him.  He would not cease to be; he would not stop breathing; his heart would not stop beating; the world would not stop spinning.   The sun would keep shining, radiating heat, if the Earth were not there.  On a certain, purely physical level, her absence would have absolutely  zero effect on his person.
And yet…He loved her in an abstract kind of way, the way a bee loves honey.  He wasn’t sure why he wanted to love her, but he wanted to love her just the same.  Maybe somebody told him once that he should be in love with somebody, so he felt a need to pick somebody and it happened to be her.  Maybe being in love was nice, sure,  but he didn’t need to be.
And yet…He loved her in a removed kind of way, the way a butterfly’s wings can start a tsunami halfway around the world.
He knew that it had an effect on her, but he wasn’t sure how great.  On a certain level he was aware that if he were to stop, if he were to disappear, it would have a drastic effect. For him it would be one less flap of his wings, in a manner of speaking,  if such a thing were possible without him falling from  the sky.
And yet…He loved her in a subtle kind of way.  It wasn’t the kind of love you see in movies, with swelling music and giant gestures and running through the streets to catch a departing train. It wasn’t the kind of love that Byron or Shakespeare wrote about, with flowery language and hyperbole and iambic pentameter. It was still and deep, like water that you might mistake for shallow if you just watched the surface.  It was entirely his, not dependent on her own feelings for him, and it would still be there whether she, or he, or everyone else in the world disappeared.
It  was  a  subtle  kind  of  love,  but  it  was  true.  And  she  loved  him  just  the  same.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
©Jake Christie

⦿ I Miss Lenny Briscoe


miss Lenny
    Lenny Briscoe L&O    Lennie Briscoe 2 L&O 
                …………..    .  ‘Law &
Order’           ….. .  …      Jerry  Orbach 
( passed away Dec.2004)
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Lenny & Mike L&O    rey curtis2 L&O   rey curtis L&O WWRD

July ’20 == clips  of   Law & Order  can  now be found on the official L & O youtube  channel ==

Lenny & Mike 

 Lenny & Rey    

⦿The Cats:: Kitten-catapult, soapsuds Queen, Box cats, Strong Kitten. . . . the Carrot Cats. .Cats in hats, Cats in Glasses ~ Jupiter takes a trip & Talking Kitty catnip overdose (videos)

...for correct display  ..  

 . kitten catapult  queen of france cat
No.No.No. This one’s mine~Bad Buster**  . . … .  Catapult’

………………………… .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….     .        . . Box Cats 

box cats edt 553407 box cat kleenex box  box cat big cat
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… . . . . . . . . . . .big cat, big box

cat in cage 315365  strong-kitty   Camoflauge cat.  ……………………… . . . . . . . . . .. . . … . . . . . . . . .Strong Kitten
………………………………………………………………………………   ……….    the Carrot Cats

carrot cat 2-finish your carrots carrot king cat 
…………………………………………………………………. . . …. .          …….    .Cats in hats 

…………………….halloween-cat-in-the-hat    . halloween-viking-cat.                          . . . . . . . . .. . .
                                  a Cat in a Hat and that is that………………………..Viking Patrol

………………………..         ….   Cats in glasses !

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 Jupiter the cat takes a trip.  Sylvester the Talking Kitty – catnip overdose from the  wonderfully funny Talking Kitty series by Steve Cash – youtube
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 .. . .   ** The Before & After of  ‘Buster & the Ponytail Palm’
. . . . . . . .  .. ponytaiil-palm-nov
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.꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏.꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏.꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏.꘏꘏꘏꘏꘏

all the cat posts gathered together in  2 pages:
https://lookhere3.wordpress.com/all-the-cat-posts-part-1-pictures-videos-gifs/

https://lookhere3.wordpress.com/all-cat-posts-part-2/

⦿More Cats!~Cat Cop & Carrot King. .Breakfast. .Kitten Robbery, the Cat Dispenser, Finish Your Carrots, venetian-blind cat, Lunchtime Kitten

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cat cop carrot king WP
………………………….. … .     Cat Cop .. . . . . x. . . .. . . ……….  Carrot King…it’s good to be King.

cat breakfast


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. .. .     . . . . . . ..  kitten robbery         ……………………….      the cat dispenser
          carrot cat 2-finish your carrots  . . . .x. . .  

.cat venetian blind
. . .

.  .kitten linchtime

⦿Wooden gears — Art in motion . .& Mechanicards

Marble Machine- wooden gears Wooden gears     MechaniCards –  Art in the mail –with music by the creator  Brad Litwin________________________________________________________
   the Mechanicards  – see on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyZUt6r9TKJVM1XFycnyPzw

mechanicards 1 mechanicards 2

mechanicards 3   mechanicards 4

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Mandala  Steampunk Valentine

⦿ The Irish Section ♣ = Barnastooka, Cormac ÒCaoimh, Molly Bloom, Gaelic, cousin Paudie


. . . . . .   gaelic-claddagh 
Irish section WP   gaelic-claddagh

 My Ireland Story’ Barnastooka, Kerry & videos  ♣ YES Molly Bloom soliloquy
 ‘Counting the Raindrops’- Cormac ÒCaoimh♣ Gaelic sayings for the occasions
♣ Paudie’s Birthday 1961  &  poem 

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‘My Little Ireland Story’   Barnastooka, Kerry, Ireland  & videos  [Dec 2012]

In  1969 or ’70  during his travel  through  Europe  my father went to  Ireland, Kerry.
His grandfather and his brothers were from Barnastooka before going to America. 
My father had heard them talk about the homestead and he wanted to have a look. 
At the time he went  it was a dinky little hamlet, a few houses and maybe 2 pubs(?)

So  he stopped into a  pub for directions  and when the men there  heard the family
name 
they cheered– it turned out almost all of them had the same name. .  . haha.
The family name is Healy.  I learned  that  around the turn of  the century it was the
2nd  most  common name  in  those  parts, and  is  still  prevalent  today.

Anyway–the guys in the pub had some strange ideas about America– this was 1970,
long before the internet made the world small, when letters were written and a long-
distance  phone call was an event. The guys thought  that because he was American
he was rich {no}.. do you  know cowboys in the Wild West? {no}.. do you know movie
stars like John Wayne?  {no}.  I found this quite charming.

irish-post-text-and-picture-block

Barnastooka, Kerry . Barnastooka Healy house (2)
 Barnastooka in modern times            ……… . . . .      the Healy house on the hill

……..  Go mbeirimíd beo ag an ám seo arís !
……    (May we all be alive this time next year)

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—– Driving Up to Barnastooka  
 –——–  ———  ———  ——– ——–  ——— ———-  ———-  —- credits: to Paudie Healy .
. .– Driving Down from Barnastooka (Going Back the Way We Came)     ——————————–————————————— youtube permission : Paudie Healy

—– Counting the Raindrops – Cormac OCaoimh  2012   a lovely intimate song  by the well-known singer/songwriter from  Cork.                           

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YES in green & black frame 695x475
. . .thank you gaelic.

 

 GAELIC HAPPY NEW YEAR - REV
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♣ My cousin’s Birthday – St Patricks Day 1961

  My distant Irish cousin posted this on facebook  a few years ago -–
an account of his 4th or 5th birthday, which happens to be on St Patricks Day.
I found it charming, touching, and  funny as well.      [permission]

. . ..  Paudie Healy                    Paudie’s  Birthday                              
… 
. .. Paudie's birthday text
. .  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  P.Healy 2014  ~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Gaelic happy birthday,long healthy life  HappyBirthday-health and long life.

Paudie's Barnastooka poem capture

 ꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒ      ꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒꖒ

⦿ the Birds & the Ladies . . .{Anahata Katkin}

 The artist  is Anahata Joy Katkin 

anahata 3   anahata 1 rare bird 1304525

anahata 6    anahata bird new

anahata 2 500720….   anahata 4

anahata 11anahata 15


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. . . . . . . . . .  .  the artist is Anahata Joy Katkin

anahata 7  . anahata lady new.
Louise Brooks, 1920’s film star

anahata 20    anahata 13

Anahata 10-2


anahata 18

happy birthday anahatahappy birthday anahata Top_Hat

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⦿Kaleidoscopes : 2 hr fractal -‘zoom fractal’ . & ‘Trickery’- optical illusions of movement

 2 hour fractal  – – –  –examples – – – (screen captures)

Kal Capture 3

 2 hours  (unable to make the video more squared)
Zoom Fractal & Bach 
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. . . . ‘Trickery’  ~  illusions of movement

optical-illusion-pattern-purple

 

opticalillusion

 


optical illusion flipflop

⦿Cool old cars 1940s & 1930s

from vintage advertisements

         
           40s Mercury                                              40s Chrysler
         
.        .       40s Pontiac                                                     40s Ford V8                                                                                                                                                      
 

        40s Cadillac                                                     40s Lincoln Zephyr


… . . 40s Nash    
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 (Little) Hot Wheels: Fiat Topolino 500c                                . .. . . . . . . .                        . ..        
Manufactured by Fiat  from 1937 to 1955, the Topolino

(the Italian name for Mickey Mouse,meaning “little mouse”)
was the name given to the first Fiat 500 which was one of 
the smallest cars in the world at the time of its production.
Launched in 1937, three models were produced until 1955


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MORE COOL CARS   1930s . . I  want  all  of  them !    and  the  40s  as  well. . . 


car Lincoln Zephyr 30s

30s Lincoln Zephyr

30s LaSalle

                                                                                                 
      30s Dodge   – Shirley Temple’s car                               …………………                           1938 Ford V8                                                                                             
                                         30s Chevrolet                                                                                                              30s Packard
                  cars 1938 Hupmobile
                                             30s Nash                                                                                                               1938 Hupmobile

 source : http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/

⦿Henri Le Chat Noir–‘Paw de Deux’ & “The Worst Noel” & Buster – “I’m No Angel”

Henri le chat noir - torment
more Henri Le Chat Noir videos on youtube.

‘Paw de Deux’ Henri  Le Chat Noir 

Henri le chat noir - regret nothing

‘The Worst Noel’  Henri Le Chat Noir

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a response to the videos of  ‘Henri Le Chat Noir’ –
 Buster believes he is related to Henri –only better-looking of course.
Celllphone picture quality not the best but I made it just for fun, for myself..
Amateurist for sure but it was my first video creation effort.
           . . . . . . ..   .    .    .    .     . . 
. . . . . .    . . . . . . Buster ~ .’I’m No Angel’
..  No  I’m no angel,  I’m no stranger to the streets
. ..and I won’t crumble at your feet .
 and I know baby – I‘ve got scars upon my cheek,
. .  and I’m half crazy  — Come on and love me. baby
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⦿ Body parts ~ vintage illustrations:: foot, eye & brain

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foot    foot massage chart   vintage foot 1

vintage eye 2   vintage eye 5 dbl   vintage eye-glasses

 ⦿ Brainy snap ⦿ ………………………………………….. . . . …….   vintage eye 4

brainy heads vintage   brain map vintage    brain salt

 brain map.  brain pathways color
. . a realistic  brain  map of a young man

brainy art   vintage body parts gif  
.  my head is exploding fireworks oval

⦿ Extremely remote places & the Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico


……………    …………………………….   Greece

                                                                                                        …………….             China

Phi Phi Island, Thailand


.. . . . . . .. . . . .        , , , , , , , , , Mt Hallasan, Korea

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CARLSBAD CAVERNS, NEW  MEXICO ~ other-worldly !
carlsbad 3


carlsbad tree

 

 Carlsbad Caverns, NewMexico