Monday, December 22, 2008

Dancing With Marianne


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Kyle Cassidy came by the house last week to take my picture for a project he's got brewing.  Kyle is an extraordinary photographer.  His most recent book is Armed America:  Portraits of Gun Owners in Their Homes, a topic which could have been drearily political in less talented hands.  But the book everybody loves most is War Paint:  Tattoo Culture & the Armed Forces.  There's just something extremely close to the bone in the choice of decoration a war-fighter (as they're called now) places on the body that may well be sacrificed for one's country.  There's a lot to think about in those photos.

Obviously, a guy who writes books is not as profound a subject.  But while he was here, Kyle took some shots of me and Marianne together.  There we are, above, dancing in the living room.

What a beautiful woman she is!  What a fortunate man am I!

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3 comments:

Mike said...

After we left, Kyle and I were struck by how obviously still in love you and Marianne were. The dancing pictures were, I think the most fun to take.

Well, those and the ones of you doing "monster hands" like Kyle MacLachlan in Showgirls.

- Mike V., the assistant

mcp said...

"Still?" It's only been thirty years. We're in this for the long haul.

ponysoldier said...

Michael
a lovely moment in time !
Lesley