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19/366 - Land & Water (Solid & Liquid)

2012.01.19
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The sump pump* system in my cellar (land) protects it from becoming a raging sea (water). "glub...glub...glub..." (fish sound!)

Lesson Learned: Handling resentment is like dealing with water in a cellar, you must dispose of both as fast as possible - or you will soon find that you are over your head in both.
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Mississippi* Glass @ 1972

Continuous melting – sand, et.al.

A white hot cauldron …

Always full - yet…

Always pouring over onto a river of molten tin…

Molten tin – imagine that! – a silvery liquid

Liquid glass floating on liquid tin – just imagine…

Spreading its borders, grabbed and made into a road.

A road of sticky glass – slowly being pulled

Being tugged – being stretched

Being squared – being measured to precise thickness –

All the time cooling and becoming like rock.

Being cut - and capable of cutting – and it did...

Deeply and cleanly.

Glass – window glass – looking through glass – VW (car) glass

Etc. glass

Bubbles? Imperfection? Flaws? Then what?

Turn on the Titan hammers and smash, smash, smash…

“Move to the rear you broken glass!”

“Back into the cauldron –“

“Back over the falls – “

Another journey on the liquid tin stream.

Never stops, never can stop –

To stop – fatal!

The fatal embrace - frozen

Into a meteor of silver and green crystal…

Drama at its best - for me at least...
djr 1/19/366

* The Mississippi River (liquid) is THE river in the United States.


35 Comments
????? Great lesson again and interesting shot Dan.I like...have a good day my friend.
????? · 2012-01-19: 05:29
Dropblue Great shot...!
Dropblue · 2012-01-19: 05:35
RayNvb Few of those in this area. Aside from the very old houses, you won;t find basements in this area. We are basically sitting on the water table. Electricity, don't fail me now!!, right??
RayNvb · 2012-01-19: 05:44
Annbramwell If your basement did flood, you could get some bass in it, and then fish from the comfort of your kitchen... how's that for an idea! I love the imagery you created in your poem today... glass is one of my passions!
Annbramwell · 2012-01-19: 05:57
marilynx We required a similar pump in the cellar of our last home ... the water table is high in Les Dombes...so useful for the heating system being installed in the new home.
BTW ...the cat loved to drink water from around the pump...ice cold and fresh.
Intriguing image Dan.
marilynx · 2012-01-19: 06:01
marilynx Pumpsump and cat!
marilynx · 2012-01-19: 06:05
mallusatish Interesting post Dan.very nice~!~
mallusatish · 2012-01-19: 06:05
CHOSSID I remember those. Now I WISH I had a basement!
CHOSSID · 2012-01-19: 06:24
bumpusdogs love the detail in this :)
bumpusdogs · 2012-01-19: 06:55
EvaLizette Im happy I don't have a basement and most of all don't own a house hahaha
Great lesson and cool picture :)
EvaLizette · 2012-01-19: 07:00
busybee Great lesson Dan
busybee · 2012-01-19: 07:42
tomie i need pump system for the sky in Brittany :))
great set Dan!
tomie · 2012-01-19: 08:26
mrmeliska Fantastic lesson....
mrmeliska · 2012-01-19: 09:24
jennyLit that thing has always creeped me out!!
jennyLit · 2012-01-19: 09:37
????? what a great story, I would love to see that in person- you do such an awesome job!!!!
????? · 2012-01-19: 09:37
NellyBly :-) Yours "lesson learned" is so true..
NellyBly · 2012-01-19: 11:17
djnana I hope you're filing all of these "thoughts for the day" so you can write a book with them in your old age! Very entertaining: "Dan's Plans" or "Rav's Ravings"!
djnana · 2012-01-19: 11:34
atszabo Is that a battery next to your sump pump for electric outages? Man, you are prepared!
atszabo · 2012-01-19: 11:59
mujay great.
mujay · 2012-01-19: 14:35
ArtBee You are well equiped Dan! I am quite familiar with sump pumps, even without a basement the crawl spaces beneath the house still needed to be kept dry. The clay soil kept moisture around the foundation and living on the Lake Shore provided plenty of that.......I'm with djnana, making a book sounds like a good idea!
ArtBee · 2012-01-19: 14:41
jeffcornish I am drowning in it Dan!! Great post!
jeffcornish · 2012-01-19: 14:45
josy63 Excellent !
Water and land at home and maybe also fishes !!
josy63 · 2012-01-19: 14:53
lelle A good lesson and fine photo
lelle · 2012-01-19: 15:09
gonia I've never seen such place.
gonia · 2012-01-19: 16:19
digitalideas Wow cool shot Dan, great lesson, I suppose your well equipped
digitalideas · 2012-01-19: 16:45
lookagain Used to have one of those in Kansas....but not here, no basement. Will have to agree with the lesson...great analogy!
lookagain · 2012-01-19: 20:02
breizh ... Too much difficult for good translation by Google ...
This photo give me a thought for "Bottle of Wine" by Tom Paxton ...
The same by Graeme Allwright , a New Zealand singer ... in French ...
That's bad cellar for wine ... Drink it ... :))
breizh · 2012-01-19: 20:04
lukesmom Did you work where they made glass? Very interesting but your photo is a bit scary!
lukesmom · 2012-01-19: 22:34
joycephotography Great lesson Dan................
joycephotography · 2012-01-20: 00:40
farideh Cool.
farideh · 2012-01-20: 02:02
honzicek Good lesson Dan! Sometimes there is more water than the pump can take if you know what I mean......
honzicek · 2012-01-20: 07:48
Ryana Oh dear, does not look funny!
Ryana · 2012-01-21: 10:51
renatomartins Another good way to see this theme
renatomartins · 2012-01-22: 06:26
Keryl I don't like basements (I call it a cellar), I don't like sump pumps, and,
resentment can take a hike too!
It is an interesting shot though and goes well with your story!
Keryl · 2012-01-22: 20:59
helys Wow
Great find
helys · 2012-01-23: 15:19
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