3 thoughts on “John (Ketchup) Kerry: “If Allah Wills It””

  1. Hello there……its me again…….Don Laird

    The photograph of the little girl and the lines of truth…..line after line after line after line……….I liked that one, thanks.

    Just saying.

    Regards, Don Laird
    Dogtown Bastard
    Alberta, Canada

  2. Hello there………its me again………Don Laird…….

    Forgive me, what follows is a little off topic……

    I very much enjoy the work of artists whose craft is that of timelapse photography.

    I once watched the work of one, Joe Capra.

    I once wrote about what I watched.

    Here below is what I watched and what I wrote.


    Joe Capra is a man who wandered to one corner of this planet, Iceland, to take over 38,000 photographs, 38,000 splinters of time, 38,000 exquisite moments in the ebb and flow of a “Pale Blue Dot” spinning through space.

    From those 38,000 splinters of time, Joe Capra, an artist and a craftsman, created a breathtaking
    film of Iceland ‘neath the midnight sun. I was stunned and as I watched I slowly drifted away on music beguiling, transfixed as, once again, I was stumbling through my youth, once again, with the eyes of a young man, discovering the northern reaches of Canada, taken back to my wanderings in the Arctic and the Yukon so many years ago, sublime, surreal, simply magnificent.

    There are those who see far beyond the surface, there are those with vision, those whose grasp of fleeting moments gives the world a reason to pause, a reason to pause, to catch one’s breath, a reason to walk down the avenues of days gone by, a reason to see our world for what it is; a rare gift.

    Joe Capra is one of those.

    Capra wandered to a place most of us would consider hostile, barren and unforgiving, an island that rides the Arctic Circle, an island surrounded by the North Atlantic ocean; Iceland.

    Capras’ work reveals he found not hostility nor absence of life and beauty but much the opposite. Capra found incredible beauty and a rare depth of Life. This short film, celebrating the explosion of life in an arctic world, is truly art imitating life. It shows us that this gift of Life, mirrored in the Icelandic summer, is so incredibly short-lived and, if squandered, gone in the twinkling of an eye.

    Music, as I’ve said before, is the language of Life and the lubrication of the soul.

    The very pride of providential gifts and talent put to use, Capra’s creation slides along on the musical equivalent of a lovers’ embrace. This short film, as if improvement were possible, is set to some brilliant, hypnotic, drifting, post-rock music. The song, “This World Is Our___” , is the creation of the band “This Will Destroy You”.

    In closing……

    Strange then; the Human Race, capable of such incredible beauty yet contrasted by such horrible nightmares, perhaps if we had a few more men and women like Joe Capra, just perhaps. Just perhaps.

    Regards, Don Laird
    Dogtown Bastard
    Alberta, Canada

  3. Like Garrison Keillor says on Prairie Home Companion … “Ketchup, America’s favorite vegetable” …

Comments are closed.