I Know What I Saw

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Twice each year the Thursday blog is a sampling of photos and quotes. It’s that time again and I hope you enjoy both.

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    Dr. David Galloway
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    This is so rich. Too much.
    The quote on the small city with the photo of Tyler, touched me.

    EB kills me. I was just talking to a friend in Brooklin, home of EB and Wooden Boat.
    Thank you for the gift this morning.

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      I figured that quote would make you recollect!

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    Keith Sparzak
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    As always, Fred, really good quotes and pics.

    I have shared some.

    Trust you are well!

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Keith. Yes, it is well with my soul.

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    Connie Hudson
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    A sip of contentment and beauty for my soul…

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Connie! I appreciate that. You must be talking about the white wine and the prosciutto.

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        tony Morgan
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        as to the white wine and prosciutto, i am reminded of one of MY favorite quotes:

        “the worlds problems will not be solved over a glass of white wine.” —- Dewars Scotch!

        • Fred Smith
          Fred Smith
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          However, I don’t recall hearing “In Scotch is Truth” but “En vino est veritas” I could be wrong – but not likely.

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            tony Morgan

            touche’. never let it be said that i disrespected ( as opposed to abused) wine…… especially the red variety.

          • Fred Smith
            Fred Smith

            I guess you are devastated by the Jim Beam fire! The news says it was probably lightening. Act of God?

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    Jack Modesett
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    Thanks Fred. The Pascal quote reminded me of the old chestnut, “Breathes there a man with soul so dead who never to himself has said, ‘This is my own, my native land.’”

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Going nativist on me, Jack? For me the great quote (but overused) is T.S. Eliot from Four Quartets: “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” The photo is one of an empty closet in Haley’s house in Hollywood as we moved her back to Texas a few weeks ago. I loved the light. I loved her coming back to Texas even though visiting her in LA was always fun.

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    Michael Jones
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    Fred: Thank you ever so much for making me always look forward to Thursday mornings. I love he photos and quotes. There should be a book.

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      How kind of you, Mike. Actually, we are working on some kind of book format. I doubt we will get a publisher because they want books guaranteed to sell at least 10,000 quickly. This is more of a compilation of things and that is not going to sell. Likely, we will self-publish.

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    John Huffman
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    Fred, what a wonderful collection of heart touching images!

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, John. It’s always such a joy to hear from you!

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    Mary Ann Bishop
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    Oh Fred! What a splendid gift you have with words and pictures! And what a delight to be the recipient of your gifts!

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Mary Ann. I hope you liked the picture from Pawley’s in the moonlight! Next year we will be there for sure.

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    David S
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    In our wanderings on this beautiful but soiled planet, our openness to the serendipitous encounter that threatens enlightment & tears of joy, brings affinity with the philosophical musings paired so lovingly with the scenes your photos have captured so timelessly. Thank you♪

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, David. “The world will be saved by beauty” is probably idealistic but it keeps me looking!

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    Heather Alloway
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    Oh Fred
    I have often thought
    Wouldn’t it be great to have
    “Collected …” if Fred.
    I am thrilled that you are planning a book
    Heather Alloway

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Heather. My friend who is also an editor is telling me that I can have something finished by August and then, likely, we will self-publish. I don’t think I will find a publisher as they typically look for something that will sell a minimum of 20,000 copies or the author is willing to guarantee the sale of that amount with their own money. I think my “market” is pretty small but I am still going to do it! Stay tuned.

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    Toni Hibbs
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    Always thought provoking …. Beautiful words with lovely photos ❤️

    • Fred Smith
      Fred Smith
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      Thank you, Toni! I appreciate your being such a loyal friend of the blog.

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