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IS THIS A SERIOUS WORLD? (For Adults only)

2009.05.09
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Song "La Corrida"


All this time I’ve been waiting
In this black room
I hear people having fun and singing
At the end of the corridor
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Someone unbolts the door
And I plunge into the full light of day
I see the brass bands, the barriers
And the people around
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At first I thought
I only had to defend myself
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But there’s no exit from this place
And I begin to understand:
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They’ve locked it behind me.
They were frightened I’d back out
I’ll end up having
That dumb dancer...
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Is this world serious?
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Andalusia I remember
Grasslands lined with cactus...
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I won’t tremble in front of
This puppet, this waste of space!
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I’ll catch him, him and his hat
Make them turn like the sun.
Tonight, the matador’s wife
Will sleep untroubled
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Is this world serious?
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I’ve chased a few ghosts
Almost got their pumps
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They’ve struck deep into my neck
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To make me bow down....
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Where do they get these acrobats
And their paper costumes?
I never learnt how to fight
Against puppets.
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It’s amazing how good it feels
To sense the sand under me.
I prayed for everything to end...
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(not better to enlarge!)
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Andalusia I recall
I hear them laughing as I rage;
See them dancing as I fall.
Never thought they could have
So much fun around a grave
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is this world serious?
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Is this world serious?
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Si, si hombre, hombre
Baila baila
Hay que bailar de nuevo
Y otros mataremos
Otras vidas, otros toros
Y otros mataremos
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Y otros mataremos
Venga, venga
Venga, venga a bailar...
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22 Comments
????? not serious at all if you ask me, sorry tomie, but could not look at most of the shots. I am a big softy when it comes to such things :-//
????? · 2009-05-09: 11:39
lookagain So so sad.
lookagain · 2009-05-09: 11:48
revenant Je te félicite pour la technicité de ces images, mais je trouve le sujet répugnant.
Congrats on your technical skill in capturing these, but I find the subject matter revolting.
revenant · 2009-05-09: 12:05
smbunation Hmmmm. Pretty disturbing; but thank you for documenting the cruel sad truth to this.
smbunation · 2009-05-09: 12:05
lalmendra Fantastic images!
lalmendra · 2009-05-09: 12:11
Nayah aargh....j'aurai preféé ne pas voir la fin...
Nayah · 2009-05-09: 13:53
sylrun wouawwwwwwwwww!!!! de très belles images malgré les circonstances!
sylrun · 2009-05-09: 14:42
agnes65 OMG...so sad :(((
agnes65 · 2009-05-09: 15:02
dontblink I don't think I could go to a bullfight to take pictures. It's a shame this is still a sport.
dontblink · 2009-05-09: 15:06
livelovelaugh This is a very powerful post tomie. All the action and emotions of the fight are here to see and feel. You have documented it very well. The song is perfect to listen to and read while viewing your post. It's funny, we all agree that it is a barbaric sport, but, you have also shown how proud the bullfighter is after his victory. #10 and #16 are amazing. Very well done my friend. :)
livelovelaugh · 2009-05-09: 16:38
lifeisgood Oh, how sad...I couldn't even look at them all.. It's seems pretty sadistic that so many people get enjoyment at the expense of one of God's creatures!
Your shots are excellent!!
lifeisgood · 2009-05-09: 20:34
mojaroo superb set tomie.and very nice to see u again
mojaroo · 2009-05-09: 21:59
somogyvari Very interesting reportage with excellent, dramatic shots!! Well done!
somogyvari · 2009-05-10: 03:19
finbarr very sad to look at !!
finbarr · 2009-05-10: 05:53
justmypictures Très belle série même si je ne suis pas fan de la corrida. Tu as beaucoup évolué dans le travail de l'image. J'aime énormement la 10. La 3 me fait penser à un film!!
justmypictures · 2009-05-10: 15:18
davidcardona Great work about a sad and cruel spectacle! Well done work and powerful song! Thanks for sharing!
davidcardona · 2009-05-11: 03:06
Unchained This is a wonderful contribution to illustrate the endless stupidity and cruelty of mankind! Bravo Tomie. We have here in Portugal also bull fights, but not ending with the death of the bull. Nevertheless it's anyway bitter! They say, it's tradition. The old romans did this with lions and christians... it was a tratition, too.....
Unchained · 2009-05-11: 06:00
PennyWyatt Sad
PennyWyatt · 2009-05-11: 12:02
chrisbuchan I agree with eternity too much just too sad
chrisbuchan · 2009-05-11: 23:45
extralarge :((
extralarge · 2009-05-12: 03:24
????? Still so many, many people there who enjoy this.....
A w f u l ( as already mentioned......)
????? · 2009-05-12: 06:46
Primavera :(((((((

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Primavera · 2009-05-13: 13:46
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