Sunday, April 25, 2010

"We felt afraid"



"We felt afraid" - Gavin Highly by Janet Frame

12 comments:

the half-life of linoleum said...

Martina - I love these photos of machinery and welded metal joints. I'd also not heard of Janet Frame (for which I should be ashamed) but I read Gavin Highly in the New Yorker tonight. I'm trying to decide if you'll pick another quote from the story for tomorrow and if you do, I'd guess it would be 'This afternoon I came here and buried fifty books below the water.'

I also read Janet Frame's biography tonight in wikipedia and the story of the movie about her - An Angel at my Table.

Fascinating.

Thanks so much for the photos and the interesting text.

kobico said...

Hmm ... it certainly does look intimidating!

I've not heard of Janet Frame. Another mystery/horror book?

donnie said...

very afraid - wearing pink was a bad idea :))

Martina said...

tHLOL, I haven't heard of her before, too. And I also did read the wikipedia entry the day before yesterday.

No, I had not planned to quote again from the story since it is a very short short story and yesterday night already it has been very difficult for me to find a quote - but since you already found one I will try to find the appropriate photo tonight, :-).


kobico, no, I am falling back to the New Yorker' short stories. After King I had the need to read something more down to earth hence I am at the history of Switzerland right now - not much to quote (it is in German, so ... perhaps "Wilhelm Tell hatte immer zwei Pfeile für seine Armbrust dabei"? ;-)).

My fallback strategy is: book/novel I am reading > New Yorkers lying and waiting on the sofa (3 at the moment) > PBS calendar (but only of the day, nothing old) > some poem I know by heart > some Shakespeare I have read _some_ time in my life ... .

donnie, yes, I find pink cabling mole-ploughs very scary, too :-P

ana barata said...

I just like the photo but the title make thing about possible meanings of it.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like machinery photos, all those pipes and the patch of oil and the colour all work together to lift it out of the ordinary.

Caçador said...

but we still fascinated whit strange machinery...

Martina said...

For anyone who is interested in the real thing - yes, Joan Elizabeth and Cacador, it's fascination.
ana barata, thx :-)

kobico said...

It's interesting what you see when you see the whole thing. I was expecting a building!

I clicked through your other pictures there ... poor little hanging coffee bean!

Martina said...

kobico, these photos were for an assignment: a photo with an empty coffee cup that yells: more coffee!! Chosen was the last photo. "people won't get the meaning of a hanging coffee bean" - so ....

AB said...

Rusty metal machinery - I love this kind of stuff

Martina said...

AB, this is a perfectly oiled ditch witch (aaah - I love this: ditch witch!)

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