hey, julie,

Posted on June 8, 2010

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Some photographs speak for themselves. Like this one, which would not really have needed a caption except I was in the mood for some aleatoric editorial artsy-fartsiness. In the picture, you see the Carandini ladies, opera singing sisters down under, in New South Wales, early in the 20th century. How much personality in those looks and poses! Do they seem stiff to you? Check again – the longer I look at this picture the more I want to write the story of these four women who sang and whose voices, most likely, are lost except to the Earth’s four winds. Why are photos so open-ended like stories whose writer couldn’t find the right closing line? What happens to our voice once we die?

(reposted from metazen blog)

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