Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Time Rediscovered: Le Temps Retrouvé



















Hey folks, it's my birthday. Time to dig out the big Marcel Proust book of time again. In this case, a few more photos.










Hard to believe, but here I am about ten years old wearing a Washington Redskins pajama top. Yes, there was a time in the early 70s, soon after we moved from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Durham, North Carolina, when I was a fan. They were the nearest NFL team at that particular time, also hard to believe now.









Manhattan. In front of the Hotel Chelsea, winter time, a couple years ago.  Must get back there! They already had wifi in the lobby by that time.  Have also stayed there in the summer, which is more ideal for walking miles and miles and miles . . .









Philadelphia, Logan Square (Logan Circle). During graduate school, probably early 1993. This is another of Philly's great spaces. Behind me is Alexander Calder and Wilson Eyre's Swann Memorial Fountain, finished in 1924; the building is the Free Library.  Wearing my VMI garrison jacket from 1978/1979 and Siouxsie & the Banshees t-shirt from London, 1991.  Every picture tells a story, don't it?

13 comments:

t said...

Happy birthday. Ha, cute kid.
Hugs.

the walking man said...

Hope it is another memorable one in a long and continuing line of birthdays for you Erik.

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Anonymous said...

WHAT ARE THE ODDS THAT YOU WOULD BE BORN ON YOUR SWEDISH GRANDMOTHERS BIRTHDAY. SHE WAS DELIGHTED. YOUR DAD WAS WALKING ON AIR, HE FINALLY HAD A SON. I KNOW BECAUSE I WAS THERE. HA HA. LOVE, MOM

jodi said...

Happy Birthday Erik! I love the pics. Wonder what the ones you use 20 years from now will be like! Enjoy your day, friend.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool. Happy birthday! Man you looked a lot more dapper in your grad school days than I did in mine. Or now.

JR's Thumbprints said...

Hope your birthday was grand and that you have many many more to come.

Adorably Dead said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! Rrrowwrr to the last pic, haha. I love Souxie and the Banshees!

Erik Donald France said...

Thanks all, for the comments and good wishes! Much appreciated. Cheers'

Johnny Yen said...

Funny-- yesterday I was talking to a couple of old acquaintances about Leonard Cohen and his song "Chelsea Hotel." As I'm sure you know, it's about Cohen having sex with Janis Joplin.

nunya said...

Sorry I missed your birthday. Happy happy :)

Lana Gramlich said...

OMG...Happy belated birthday! Man, do I suck...but not as bad as the Redskins. *L*

t said...

reading this while listening to Rufus Wainwright's Candles. i keep thinking Libra, keep forgetting it's Sag.
And cute photos. Really cute.