21 April 2010

Take Another Look

"...And after some work with a colored pencil I succeeded in making my first drawing. My Drawing Number One. It looked something like this: 


I showed my masterpiece to the grown-ups, and asked them whether the drawing frightened them.

But they answered: 'Frighten? Why should any one be frightened by a hat?'

My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant..."

-The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perhaps all we need sometimes is to rub our eyes, dust off our glasses, and reconsider.

05 April 2010

I could hardly believe it as I pulled not one, not two, but...

HUNDREDS of old photographs from the decaying cardboard box. Yes, the box from the very old bus in the woods across the street from my apartment. And I couldn't believe what these images were of! See for yourself:

Photographs of the Korean War! The explicit destruction in these images is so unbelievable; this glimpse into a time 50 years past leaves my mouth agape (well, metaphorically speaking.) 

Continue after the jump to see what other objects were in the box.

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