Places we love

As he writes, without looking at the sea,
he feels the tip of his pen begin to tremble.
The tide is going out across the shingle.
But it isn't that. No,
it's because at that moment she chooses
to walk into the room without any clothes on.
Drowsy, not even sure where she is
for a moment. She waves the hair from her forehead.
Sits on the toilet with her eyes closed,
head down. Legs sprawled. He sees her
through the doorway. Maybe
she's remembering what happened that morning.
For after a time, she opens one eye and looks at him.
And sweetly smiles.
- Raymond Carver
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21 responses

  1. Perfect quote for this series of images. Well done. Great presentation.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    • Thanks, man! Really glad to hear you liked it.

      April 4, 2012 at 8:24 pm

  2. Beautiful, tastefully done. Love this.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:58 am

  3. LOVE THIS!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:53 am

  4. And sweetly smiles like these pearls of storytelling of yours, brother. And to go along with one of my favourite writers of all times is just a blast, Jean-Pierre. The warm magic of women. The touch of of women I already miss the moment she looks at me, she touches me. The memory while running down these roads far away somewhere in the middle of Nowhereville.

    These gems make me feel weak as much as they amaze me. All at the same time. A great feel to dive in. Thanks, man, thanks!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    April 4, 2012 at 7:06 am

    • You bring me such joy with these heartfelt words of your’s, thanks so much brother.
      And on we journey…

      April 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  5. I like this post. I like your images. I like Raymond Carver. And John Fante. :)

    April 4, 2012 at 10:37 am

    • Thanks, Ashley! Ah yes, Fante is also a big inspiration of mine.

      April 4, 2012 at 8:20 pm

  6. Oh, wow….absolutely beautiful…images are gorgeous and I love Raymond Carver. Perfection.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    • Such kind words, thanks so much! Oh yes, I’m also a massive fan of his work, simply love his style.

      April 4, 2012 at 8:18 pm

  7. great shots!
    I like the idea of fragments.
    Compliments.

    April 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  8. inspiring………

    April 5, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    • Thanks so much, that’s very kind of you.

      April 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  9. very beautifully done!

    April 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm

  10. Excellent post, JP, really excellent! I enjoy the words a lot, they really make me feel life – and the photos are a departure for you – and excellent! Brother – just keep on keeping on! Adrian

    April 10, 2012 at 6:05 am

    • Thanks so very much, man. Glad to hear that you liked it, that you appreciated the new departure. Oh yes, and don’t you worry about that, always keeping on keeping on!

      April 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm

  11. fantastic…sensual

    April 13, 2012 at 5:05 pm

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