Monday, May 04, 2009

Lonely Joy


An oxymoron.

I think.

Wonder what Nikola Tesla thought? About lonely joy. I don't know, but I hope he knew that he embodied it.

This photo was taken in 1899 and is a double exposure, thank god. But he is there, with his self-manufactured lightning, alone, reading.

What a great fucking self-portrait.

Think about that: self-manufactured lightning. When's the last time you did that?

The difference between lighting and lightning is just an "n."

One could argue that there is joy in being alone, but that's not the same thing as being lonely.

I don't know what I'm after right this second, except to say that I know tons of lonely people, some good, some bad.

And I feel that way too, from time to time.

But mostly, I miss.

My best friend.

Cover Star: Tesla
Headlining Band: Mr. Eitzel

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1 comment:

Capt Stu Beans said...

thats a bad ass picture, and a great great man.

wait til I show you double and triple exposures on the mini film. u gonna pee bubba.

and dad can get the film uber cheap, by the fucking case. AND...i dont know if hes fucking with me, but told me they make B&W film for the toaster size.

and i just rambled on your fucking blog. shoot me. with a gun.