Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The General

This piece is of one of my favorite structures in Round Pond,, its an old Antiques dealer but I don't think it s anymore.. Here's an interesting (to me) story of the property: Last Fall, late fall actually, I was attempting to paint some boats from my usual spot in Round Pond and this "gentleman" pulled up in a truck and started to pull all the dock pieces and some dingys off the lawn of this red building and drag them towards the water. (at the end of the season the docks get disassembled and dragged up for the winter some stay in the parking lot and others ended up on this lawn) I could hear him talking to himself from about 80-100' away and as he dragged these items closer to me it was easy to hear that he was practicing for the four letter word Olympics... So being an ex-boyscout ..?. I offered to give him a hand... he reluctantly accepted help with a larger dingy and when I inquired as to why he was so pissed off, he responded sharply explaining that he bought the property during the season (clean lawn season to him) and didn't know that his new land was the Bays storage during the off season.. So I guess the lesson I could take from that is get pissed off when there is more people to help you... :)=)
Just to clear up the title of the last post, it is a sarcastic response to the people whose mantra is "Speak english, its America" I realize this will alienate some readers but maybe that's because you are wrong.... These fences/borders were put up by man and just because your ancestors have already been here awhile doesn't mean the doors close.. Just because you speak one language doesn't make any other language wrong.. Evolve!
Quote: "Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience." Paul Cezanne.


Ed Terpening said...

Go Dan! Couldn't agree with you more. I think the way immigration in this country is shameful, especially given how this place was created.

Anyway, off my high hourse. Beautiful work, as always.

Dan Corey said...

HI Ed, thank you, I don't mean to blab to much on these sensitive subjects but life experiences are part of why I have this blog and when other peoples actions towards my wife and I implore me to speak my mind,I will. so thanks for haveing the courage to speak your mind with me in a public forum. ok Im off the high horse now to..

Frank Gardner said...

We are all part of the human race. How will we ever evolve to a world community with such close minded people?
It always gets me when those same folks come to Mexico and want people to speak English to them here too.

Dan Corey said...

hey Frank,, wow......... that is some sort of ingnorant..?. I can't think of any other response besides, that is embarrassing.

Mick Carney said...

Love this one, love the last one and love the little bit of politics. As a frequent traveller to other European countries, it is my shame that I have such a limited ability to communicate in the languages of the host countries. But more than this I abhor the attitude that some exhibit that they have some right to expect that others will indulge their limitations. My experience would suggest that even the most rudimentary attempts to communicate in the language of the host country are met with respect and helpfulness. Sorry, but having just got home from Austria and Slovakia it's in my mind and I can't resist a passing high horse.

Dan Corey said...

Hey Mick, Thanks and speak freely, we all have our reasons..