Broken

Broken bottles, broken plates
Broken switches, broken gates
Broken dishes, broken parts
Streets are filled with broken hearts
Broken words never meant to be spoken
Everything is broken

- Bob Dylan

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14 responses

  1. “All broken down by the side of the road / I was never more alive or alone / I’ve worn the faces off all the cards / I’m gonna take it with me when I go” (Tom Waits)

    Washed-out, abandoned & nothing seems straight. Like a mirror to the days that just felt not so good. Being restless on these streets. Looking for something not yet knowing what but finding the beauty in an old door & a deeper meaning if we only stare at it long enough. A great one, a gem, Jean-Pierre!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    November 24, 2011 at 7:53 am

    • You (and Tom) said it brother! I don’t know why I’m so drawn by these doors, but I am, and all that I know is that they pull at something inside me…

      November 24, 2011 at 5:19 pm

  2. There’s a real sorrowful feel to this image. The door looks sad as if it has had enough of life’s knocks.

    November 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    • Yes, that door reminds me of myself, full of dents and broken in places.

      November 24, 2011 at 5:20 pm

  3. Deceptively beautiful with its memories and secrets, Sally

    November 24, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    • Oh yes Sally, spot on. I think that door is absolutely beautiful in it’s worn age.

      November 24, 2011 at 5:21 pm

  4. A very reflective image to go with the words. I can certainly relate to the thought provoking emotions.

    November 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    • It’s strange what these old doors does to a person, isn’t it? There’s so much right there, so much history, so many tales of live’s lived. I’m completely in love with them all.

      November 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

  5. I can perfectly understand your attraction… There are, indeed, so many untold stories in this photo, so many secrets. A simple but strong and beautiful photo.

    November 25, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    • I feel such an attraction to these old doors you know, sometimes they overwhelm me with emotion…

      Thanks Sorin.

      November 26, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  6. Gorgeous, sumptuous colour.

    November 25, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    • Thanks so much, I considered going b&w with this one, but somehow I think colour works better, it’s more ‘nostalgic’ in this case.

      November 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

  7. Well, I got you excited earlier today >>> and now you’ve done just the same to me! The picture is simply stunning, and Dylan’s wonderful words go with it extremely well. I love that picture – the colour palette, the structures – wow! This is great work, JP! Adrian

    November 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

  8. excellent shot! love it.

    November 26, 2011 at 11:47 pm

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