Sunday, March 3, 2013

your 15 minutes of fame are over

This photo was taken in Montreal this past weekend. My wife and I really enjoyed walking around the down town and seeing all the wonderful colour in all the graffiti and other publicly supported works of art. I took many photos of those and might show one or two in a future post. I was drawn to the story in this scene as it provided an opposite view of the colour and vitality of the painted walls.

[ f/8, 1/125, 70mm, ISO 100 ]

your 15 minutes of fame are over

your 15 minutes of fame
are over

time to roll the film
into the current frame

no regrets

meals must be planned
and cooked
laundry washed then hung
on lines and hooks

- yet you'll sneak a smile
when no one looks

.... and the distant sound of long applause
grows above a constant whisper

the memory

of fans and light
and music loud

your heart pulsing 

with the crowd

strangers shouting in adoration

you -
promising love
in musical quotations ....

how different
this life you've picked

with children now
your entourage

sporting fields
and school halls

instead of stages
and photo walls

yes -

your 15 minutes of fame
are over

time to roll the film
into the current frame

no regrets

today's menu
forever set

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  1. i do this all the time, imagining a life for someone else from an image of them or from something they made me feel. exquisite, this photo, and how true the write. x

  2. Oh this is a stunning piece... a song to oneself... the repeated "your fifteen minutes of fame are over" both regret, reconciliation and validation of what once was along with acceptance of choices made of the 'what is" and will come to be... Beautiful :)

  3. Perfectly told, this tale that illuminates your amazing photo. You are a master photographer and a master story-teller, Mario.
    BTW~ You comment on my poem made me giggle. I just ordered a Cohen book this morning!

  4. Love the photo and the poem brought lots of questions and ideas. You have a knack for sharing inspiration. Thank you,


  5. I like where this image took you. 'your 15 minutes of fame are over' is perfect!

  6. your 15 miniutes of sorrow is over you can be cheerful now :) good write up

  7. Excellent. It must be hard for people who have enjoyed that '15 minutes' to adjust once again to the real world where they are no longer a star in the limelight, except in their own home with their children (and their memories).

  8. cool pic and poem - in this one you've found some gritty beauty

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  11. Oh this poem resonated with me.....all those dreams when one is young, that so quickly turn into doing laundry and cooking meals and caring for people......yet, when you look back, it was all perfect - exactly as it was meant to be, even if it wasnt quite the life we dreamed.......

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