Thursday, 22 July 2010

What that boy needs is a nice, tall glass of Coca-Cola.

I had quite an American experience today, as I got lost driving around the airport, looping my way around the various terminals. This, after receiving two parking tickets on the windshield in one day. The first for blocking a street cleaner at 8 a.m., the second for taking too long in the library this afternoon and letting the meter run out...

This is one of my all time favourite images. Taken by Win Wenders, it seems to locate for me that feeling one has when one is lost, and things somehow take on a reassuring warmth. Where others have made careers of documenting American emptiness, of American sterility, here with Wenders we find (again) the poignancy of things.

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