Can’t Hardly Wait

March 28, 2011

in a picture is worth a thousand words,random

Spring Awakening Cant Hardly Wait

 

 

Some random associations from a picture I took this Sunday.

Budding.

Can’t hardly wait.

Spring Awakening.

Frank Wedekind

Frank Wedekind who in 1906 gave us a play criticizing the sexually repressed society with depictions of group masturbation and other subjects that scandalized theatre goers.

This quote attributed to Wedekind which made me chuckle because now whenever some trivial disaster happens in my otherwise mundane life, I think, “Yeah, a blog post has written itself!”

Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.

 

The Lulu Plays by Wedekind.

Lulu, the complicated, contradictory femme fatal and victim, in a play that scandalized the audiences in the late 19th / early 20th century with its nudity, implied and not so implicit sex act, rampant confessions of lust and obsession, and an openly lesbian character.

Louise Brooks. Playing the role of Lulu in the movie adaptation of Pandora’s Box.

Louise Brooks. Writing a memoir many decades afterwards, so uncannily described how we feel now when we sit in front of our computers and pour our hearts out…

For two extraordinary years I have been working on it – learning to write – but mostly learning how to tell the truth. At first it is quite impossible. You make yourself better than anybody, then worse than anybody, and when you finally come to see you are “like” everybody – that is the bitterest blow of all to the ego. But in the end it is only the truth, no matter how ugly or shameful, that is right, that fits together, that makes real people, and strangely enough – beauty…

 

Louise Brooks will not bore you Cant Hardly Wait

 

 

 

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Dufmanno March 28, 2011 at 6:40 am

Ahhhhhhhhh! You’re back!!
And with something fantastic and thought provoking and completely unashamedly true.
That wasn’t even a sentence but we will just keep going.
Always when I wrote there was an odd disconnect between me and my subject matter because I wasn’t comfortable exposing anything too personal about myself or those around me.
And now?
Still a little nervous but much more comfortable with personal details.
I know this post was about so much more than that but I felt compelled to blurt that out!
Dufmanno´s last blog post…Volatile Helen Keller As My Co-Pilot

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subWOW April 1, 2011 at 12:19 am

M’lady you have no idea how brilliant you are. Our job is to make you come face to face with your own brilliance.
subWOW´s last blog post…Can’t Hardly Wait

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subWOW April 1, 2011 at 12:20 am

*he* I said Come and then Face…

Elly is turning over and over in her sleep right now…
subWOW´s last blog post…Can’t Hardly Wait

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The Barreness April 1, 2011 at 5:38 am

Come and then Face?

Sorry, I just “heard” that in London…

Had to see what was going on.

;-)
The Barreness´s last blog post…So I took some naked photos I was jet lagged And still mourning my sisters vagina

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 3:48 pm

I am all sound and fury, signifying nothing… Coincidentally, this is a tale told by an idiot… *sigh*

Tom G. March 28, 2011 at 8:03 am

WONDERFUL!

I love this. I am refilling my coffee, and reading it again as I gaze dreamily out the window this morning. Thank you for a wonderful start to my Monday.
Tom G.´s last blog post…Through a glass- darkly

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subWOW April 1, 2011 at 12:20 am

Thank YOU!
subWOW´s last blog post…Can’t Hardly Wait

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BigLittleWolf March 28, 2011 at 9:21 am

I love the quote about bad luck. Ain’t that the truth. (And I’m always amused by what some find scandalous or “simply” daring.)
BigLittleWolf´s last blog post…Stella Dallas

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:38 am

Some time along the way, I have been seeing “Scandalous!” as an affirmation that I am doing something right…

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Elly Lou March 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

That excerpt? From Louise? *swoon*

And oh how I’ve missed you!
Elly Lou´s last blog post…Friday I’m in Uke aka the one where you can win a hand painted ukulele- baby

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:38 am

I missed you too! Sorry for being a bad blogger/friend/stalker…

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Posky March 28, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Even fantasizing about spring is making my head want to explode, blasting wildflowers eveywhere while onlookers scream and children laugh.
Posky´s last blog post…Being Born in the Future and the Deliciousness of Tomorrow’s Hotdog

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

That from your dream? Now draw me a picture. Needs to be as good as the one you did with the giant woman in it, ‘k? ^_^

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Kernut the Blond March 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Love the quote by Louise Brooks! It does so accurately describe my unfolding foray into blogging/writing. You, my dear, are quite well read.

And “Hi”!! :)
Kernut the Blond´s last blog post…Playing With Matches on Matchcom

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:39 am

Hi back my dear!

Not well read. Just well googled. ^_^

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Andrea March 28, 2011 at 3:13 pm

“But if I ever bore you it will be with a knife” . . . that is awesome.

Good to read you, dear!
Andrea´s last blog post…Fat Bottomed Girls

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:40 am

Thank you! I’ve missed reading you too!

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SisterMerryHellish March 28, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I so love her use of the word “exploit.” How delightfully appropriate!
SisterMerryHellish´s last blog post…Butter Cream Frosting And Sun Screen

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

She’d have looked splendid in a tie, don’t you think so? ;-)

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

She’d look splendid in a tie, don’t you think so? ;-)

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meleah rebeccah March 28, 2011 at 5:16 pm

fabulous photo of the Spring Awakening. And I loved these quotes!

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

Thanks!

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secret agent woman March 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Blogging really is an exercise is risk and revelation.
secret agent woman´s last blog post…Another rainy day

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:43 am

Yes but a risk I am willing to take… well easier for me to say since I am anon…

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Kathryn McCullough March 29, 2011 at 12:09 am

Wow–what an incredible quote! The hardest work is about honesty and accepting that we are all pretty much the same! Powerful! Thanks for sharing this—————-
Kathryn McCullough´s last blog post…Ultrasound

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

You are welcome. You my friend are doing something extremely brave over your space. Thank you for allowing us to come along on the journey with you.

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MacDougal Street Baby March 29, 2011 at 5:15 am

Don’t know ’bout you but this Spring Awakening has been a bit fickle. Two weeks ago it was 70 degrees and a few days later it snowed. I thought, this is what menopause must be like.

Interesting stuff here. I lived down the street from Providence Playhouse my entire life and never went once. How’s that for pathetic? I wish my gumption had been better directed.

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:46 am

Menopause. Yup. Oy. Ok, everybody (except Tom of course) I have access to Chinese herbal remedies when the time comes. DON’T PANIC!

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writerwoman61 March 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

We’re still waiting for our Spring Awakening here too…

Sounds like Ms. Brooks was quite an unusual woman of her time!

Hugs,
Wendy
writerwoman61´s last blog post…I’m Not a Ghost- But Yesterday I Played One in Real Life…

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:47 am

Did you get more snow? I heard that Boston got a foot today or something…

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writerwoman61 April 1, 2011 at 4:33 am

They’re calling for a messy snowy/rainy weekend, but hopefully the snow will be less than six inches.
writerwoman61´s last blog post…I’m Not a Ghost- But Yesterday I Played One in Real Life…

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm

When will winter end??!!

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pattypunker March 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

love this: Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
pattypunker´s last blog post…puissance!

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:47 am

PUISSANCE!!!

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pattypunker March 29, 2011 at 3:30 pm

ps: awesome photo!
pattypunker´s last blog post…puissance!

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Renee Fisher March 29, 2011 at 5:00 pm

That quote from Louise: Oh my.
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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:47 am

Right? I love it.

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Nance March 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Louise Brooks is my kinda WO-man!!

And, didn’t she just nail it? First, you’re better than anyone. Then, you’re worse…etc. And it isn’t until you just give up entirely on both extremes that you become useful. That was entirely my approach to psychotherapy, that everyone who came in the door had been put through one of those wringers or both of them and sorely needed to be accepted by someone else who was neither better nor worse than they.

‘Course, people paid me to be that brilliant, so it was easy. This blogging thing, which I do for free, is somehow harder. And how the hell can that be?
Nance´s last blog post…Mamas- Dont Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Foreign Correspondents

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:48 am

I need you to come and therapy me.

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pattypunker March 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm

pps: you look fanfuckingtastic over at inside out & backwards today!!!!!
pattypunker´s last blog post…puissance!

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 12:49 am

Are you kidding me??!! YOU. HOT.

And….

PUISSANCE!

Yes. You have created a monster but it’s your fault 100%. ;-)

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The Barreness April 1, 2011 at 5:40 am

Also?

Louise Brooks is a fucking hero if ever there was one.

Puissance, indeed.

*mwah*
The Barreness´s last blog post…So I took some naked photos I was jet lagged And still mourning my sisters vagina

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm

bisous!

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Ameena April 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

Frank Wedekind is a brilliant man…I was dealt a bad card with a tech-obsessed husband and a demanding child. At least I’ve learned to exploit them on my blog!

I a bit crushed at the reality that I am like everybody else…despite thinking that my parents were right – I was better. Simply because my last name began with “A.” Do you see what kind of crazy things my parents taught me? It’s no wonder I am the way that I am.
Ameena´s last blog post…it’s the principle…or is it

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

LOL. That’s awesome. Your last name begins with A so you are ahead of everybody. Mom and dad were onto something!

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MrsBlogAlot April 1, 2011 at 11:19 am

Oh that picture and quote. OH how I love that!!

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Absence Alternatives April 1, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Of course you do!!! I know it! How have you been??!!

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linlah April 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm

I’m like everyone, what about those people I don’t like can I be not like them?
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Absence Alternatives April 4, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Yes you can! :-)

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Jen @ NathanRising April 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I love spring!! All the newness and beauty and things that smell good… And then summer will come and ruin it all with its thick, suffocating Tennessee humidity. I’ll be enjoying every last minute of spring, that’s for sure. Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!
Jen @ NathanRising´s last blog post…Growing an adult

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Absence Alternatives April 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I heard that somewhere in the country it was 80s in one day and the next day there was snow? Clearly something is going on…

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Robin April 12, 2011 at 11:42 am

Great picture dude!
Robin´s last blog post…The World of Photography

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