Saturday, September 01, 2007

Goofing off -

"Walk Like An Egyptian"
digital collage by Mick Mather
I've been surfing, playing and generally doing whatever I want as the mood strikes me. A very relaxing day if I say so myself and I really need this. I've had to go back into the files for an image to post and this is it. I trust that you'll like it. :)

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

I like the blurry touch in this pic. Soft, smooth colours, misty, but not moody.

But, it dosn't remind me of an Egyptian walking sideways, more it brings to mind an ancient Greek statue, worn with age, yet beautiful. You can imagine the person he(she??) once was, how he lived and loved and died, but how he'll never be forgotten thanks to this picture.

Did you know, Mick, that in Finnish there is only one word describing the words he and she. It is the word "hän" and using it, you'll never know if you are speaking of a she or a he. Thus, when you write about something hän did, you can lure people to believe anything, I've done that in some of my stories. I think it's convenient, and the main thing is to be a human, not a gender.

2:53 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

My many thanks for the comments with my usual blush. I see what you mean about the Greek statue - perhaps even an ancient fresco. For me, it was that extreme turn of the head, almost as if hän were peeking over that shoulder, that suggested the title - and, of course, the huge hit song from the 1980's by The Bangles. Anyway, I'm delighted that you see so many stories or explanations in this image.

You know the Korean's have a similar reference that is non-specific as regards gender. The use of the phrase "han guk" loosely translated means "the people". They may also have gender specific terms for male and female, but I thought the word "han" used in both cultures was interesting.

5:34 AM  
Blogger griesmail said...

hi Mick, beautiful image.

8:13 AM  
Blogger cima said...


I always visit your blog...
but my English is very limited...
for that reason I write very little...
I like your artistic works...
also that you know much of art,and that also seems to me very appreciable....
also we have common blogger´s friends, and that speech of common interests....
it is a pleasure to visit you...


8:19 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Hi, Trijnie ... thanks so much (blush)!

I thank you for all the visits, Daniel, and I can tell you that I believe your English to be fine as far as I'm concerned. It's understandable to be shy about commenting when all of the words aren't at one's grasp. I feel that I'm the lucky one - where so many of my blogger friends use English. As you say, we have much in common with those same friends and the art of course. I hope you'll comment as often as an individual piece may move you.

Finally, adding me to your blog links would be a nice thing. I believe it was Trijnie who recently asked if it was okay to add me - of course the answer is yes. It's funny, I've always felt that the asking for a link was a bit overbearing. Go figure, yes? :)

9:07 AM  

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