The Haberdashery of Mister Chitterly-Witters

Mister Chitterly-Witters was the proprietor of the haberdashery over on North Main Street. In true fashion of the medieval trinket shoppes of yore, he sold a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, with boatloads of everything in between!

And what fine goods they were! They had ascots and bow-ties of the highest quality silks- produced from a long line of Emperor worms in China. The shelves were lined with French cologne, and mustache combs; fiddles and faddles, kaleidoscopes, and ping-pong paddles. Why, you could find a pot of gold from the Isle of Leprechaun, complete with a map to your very own rainbow!

With a collection like this, you could probably surmise that Mister Chitterly-Witters was a very eccentric man, with impeccable taste.

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Copyright © Lisa Ellen Goodman, 2015, All Rights Reserved

Crickets?

It’s been a bit since I’ve posted on here.

Writer’s block has crept up on me since my dad’s passing last month.

This WP space has been so quiet, you might have heard the crickets chirping upon your visit.

Am I back from hiatus? Possibly.

It feels good to be writing these words, and that’s good enough for me.

Here are 3 one-liners I came up with yesterday, they just kinda popped into existence.

And the quote below, I simply adore.

Every flower, unique in its beauty, is meant to soar like the Blue jay. 

Once bitten by the love bug, its delirious poison courses through our veins until the very end of existence. 

I’ve never understood the concept of boredom- curiosity has always been the breadth of my lungs. 

WordPress- Trio- Playing on the Beach- Isaac Newton Quote

Hourglass: In the End

When that last grain of silt
slides down the concave of time,
Where will my love be..
will your hand rest in mine?

While watching From Time to Time (the film was adapted from The Chimneys of Green Knowe, a children’s book by Lucy M. Boston), I heard these words spoken by Granny Oldknow, and they struck a chord in my heart. I went on pixteller, & put these words to an image of two hands interwoven, which I came across on creative commons. Photo by Gustavo Medde, flickr.com/morgacito

 

Juxtaposition PhotoArt Series

The view through a "window" hole in a construction site on the Coney Island boardwalk, Summer of 2014. I took this one with a Noir filter.

The view through a “window” hole in a construction site on the Coney Island boardwalk, Summer of 2014. I took this one with a Noir filter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A slide & swing set in the middle of a field up in the Finger Lakes, NY, June 2014. The sign reads: "Persons over the age of 12 not allowed on." Psssht! :p

A slide & swing set in the middle of a field up in the Finger Lakes, NY, June 2014. The sign reads: “Persons over the age of 12 not allowed on.” Psssht! :p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part of my photography series, Juxtaposition, in which I took two provocative & contrasting quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. and paired them with photographs I snapped which powerfully contrast side by side, with the very last picture in the series deviating, giving the viewer further food for thought.. 

Tell me some lies. Photo: I popped into a tunnel near The Highline in NYC & discovered some stellar street art in there!

Tell me some lies. Photo: I popped into a tunnel near The Highline in NYC & discovered some stellar street art in there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This "bouquet" is a bit of an illusion, as it was a tiny twig with itsy bitsy flowers, and I laid down on the sidewalk to magnify this lil beauty.

This “bouquet” is a bit of an illusion, as it was a tiny twig with itsy bitsy flowers, and I laid down on the sidewalk to magnify this lil beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Liberty. Photo: Powerful street art in the West Village, NYC.

Lady Liberty. Photo: Powerful street art in the West Village, NYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: The Atlantic Ocean, with waves rolling in to the beach, off of the Coney Island boardwalk. Spring 2014.

Photo: The Atlantic Ocean, with waves rolling in to the beach, off of the Coney Island boardwalk. Spring 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first alternating quote in this PhotoArt Series, “When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” 

See The World Differently. Photo: Snapped a pic of this poster, affixed to a bus stop in Manhattan.

See The World Differently. Photo: Snapped a pic of this poster, affixed to a bus stop in Manhattan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dandelion Wishes. Photo: An ethereal dandelion flower, swaying in the breeze in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, on a Spring day, 2014. Laying in the grass for this one :)

Dandelion Wishes. Photo: An ethereal dandelion flower, swaying in the breeze in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, on a Spring day, 2014. Laying in the grass for this one :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: High-fivin' robotic street art which I found by St. Marks Place, NYC, painted so low on this wall it was touching the street.

Photo: High-fivin’ robotic street art which I found by St. Marks Place, NYC, painted so low on this wall it was touching the street.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: Coney Island beach, September 2014, as the sun sets over the Atlantic. Originally from my album, "The Levanter", named after the Levanter winds in Paulo Coelho's "The Alchemist."

Photo: Coney Island beach, September 2014, as the sun sets over the Atlantic. Originally from my album, “The Levanter”, named after the Levanter winds in Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dino not extinct yet! Photo: Saw this street art moon bubble up on a building while walking between Union Square & the East Village, NYC.

Dino not extinct yet! Photo: Saw this street art moon bubble up on a building while walking between Union Square & the East Village, NYC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Key. (to the Universe?) Photo: Took this pic at the Summer Solstice celebration, June 2014, at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, with visionary artists in Wappinger Falls, NY.

The Key. (to the Universe?) Photo: Took this pic at the Summer Solstice celebration, June 2014, at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, with visionary artists in Wappinger Falls, NY.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” The other quote which alternates throughout the Juxtaposition PhotoArt Series, and it’s a beauty. 

Amazing street art. Photo: Near The Highline, in NYC, I found this tunnel which was a feast for the senses, with gorgeous art flowing all around. I used a Noir filter for this pic.

Amazing street art. Photo: Near The Highline, in NYC, I found this tunnel which was a feast for the senses, with gorgeous art flowing all around. I used a Noir filter for this pic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uprising of Love. Photo: Snapped this banner at the Gershwin Theater in September, 2014, while attending the Uprising of Love benefit concert.

Uprising of Love. Photo: Snapped this banner at the Gershwin Theater in September, 2014, while attending the Uprising of Love benefit concert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dragon.-- by a street artist. Photo: Took this one outside a tattoo parlor in the West Village, NYC, April 2014.

The dragon.– by a street artist. Photo: Took this one outside a tattoo parlor in the West Village, NYC, April 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be with nature. We are all interwoven. Photo: Found this enchanting pond up in the Finger Lakes in June 2014. The warm rain was blissful & the flora hues were popping!

Be with nature. We are all interwoven. Photo: Found this enchanting pond up in the Finger Lakes in June 2014. The warm rain was blissful & the flora hues were popping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art is NOT a crime. -- street artist. Photo: I snapped this under a highway overpass in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in June 2014.

Art is NOT a crime. — street artist. Photo: I snapped this under a highway overpass in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in June 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo: I carried this little guy to safety, while camping in the woods of upstate New York, August 2014.

Photo: I carried this little guy to safety, while camping in the woods of upstate New York, August 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And now the last picture in the series, which deviates from the rest..

"The Future Sucked/Rocked" --anonymous street artist. "Think on it. Act on it. YOU pave the way." --me (LEG)

“The Future Sucked/Rocked” –anonymous street artist. “Think on it. Act on it. YOU pave the way.” –me (LEG)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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twitter.com/ayosilver1

Thank you for visiting!

–LEG

Winter, My Old Friend (A Song for My Father in the Heavens)

Last week my father passed away in my arms, after a few years of incredible struggle, yet he always had the will to live life and fight on, despite all the odds. 

My daddy #1

My daddy #2

My daddy #3

This is hanging in my parents' house.

This is hanging in my parents’ house.

My daddy #5

My heart is broken, and I am lost for words, so for today, I play these songs for you, dad. I love you beyond.. 

My daddy #6

My daddy #7

 

cover photo- the troubl is you think you have time- Buddha