Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Hamilton Waterfront

Hamilton Waterfront, photo by Mary Stebbins. This is Canada. Sometimes I am so disgusted by our country having voted George Bush into office and all the terrible terrible things he's doing to the environment and the world that I think I should move to Canada. "America, love it or leave it." What I'd like it for George Bush to leave. Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I sometime share your cross border sentiments. Often when I visit Vanessa or Montreal, I am suddenly awakened to a different and in many ways enlightened culture. I am not as fortunate to distinguish differences in environmental stewardship between the two nations.
Your photograph and its narrative fail to communicate a congruent theme. When I thnk of yearning or a greener pasture, I tend to put that image in a distant frame or context. When I think of being captive or stuck, I tend to put myself in that spot, planting my proverbial shoes in the personal experience I am trying to communicate. The sepia tones lend some starkness and clarity, but the overall composition I think misses the mark if it is to illustrate your accompanying narrative or comments. The urban industrial landscape is too far off and too diffuse to distinguish origin (US or CA). Same with the tree and river bank.
If I were not told it was Hamilton, I could be looking across the river at Cornwall from Massena.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yes, you're right, had I more time to consider it, I could do a lot more with the image for the narrative.

What I was trying to communicate was a subliminal feeling of starkness verging on desperation that is more emotional spiritual than connected to creating a greener pastures image.

That starkness was the feeling I was having listening to the horrors of George Bush's choices and the stupidity of his words. I don't truly know that Canada is better environmentally--it would be a good subject to research. What I do know is that Shrub is abysmal. Beyond abysmal.

My only consolation is that I Did not vote him into office. However, there he is. Small consolation that.

peacorpus said...

Well, I see his point in noticing the incongruity of the photograph with the narrative. But I guess we all look at things as we see them. Differently. More likely depending on the moods we are in. And reading this had made me very sad. I suppose you know why. :-(

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yes, I do know why, and I am sorry you are sad.

I suppose I could put more thought into matching of narrative and photo, but I've been so busy. Sorry folks.

anonymous friend said...

I don't see the incongruity at all.
Bush is a very powerful man but he can't seem to stop the people abusing nature (specially him, with all the bombs he is planting in Iraq)
And the picture does look lonely, with its sepia tone, it looks like there is a typhoon and gusty wind is blowing in the waterfront.
But we both know the real reason why Pea is lonely and I told her that that was mentioned only in passing and not intentional on his part.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Well, I am praying for Pea to be happy and the war to stop and maybe George Bush will step into a black hole and disappear.

peacorpus said...

Well, thank you my two dearest friends, and I would like you to know that I am very happy now. So I guess our prayers (all three of us) have been answered. D is so good to me, and I feel good about him. We make each other happy. All sad thoughts had seemed to vanish!! I hope this will last. Thank you again to you both, for being here and there with me.

peacorpus said...

Oh, and yes, I hope Mary's second request will come to reality. I will definitely pray on that. lol

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

(Maybe that turkey bit him off, LOL!) http://wackocrazy.blogspot.com/2005/11/happy-thanksgiving-c-more-photos.html

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I hope it LASTS and GROWS and brings you delight and joy and other good and naughty things! Hee hee! YEBA YEBA!