Thursday, March 19, 2009


People talk about escapism as though it's something nasty but escapism is wonderful! ~Margaret Forster

13 comments:

onesilentwinter said...

lovey image. the book reminds me of what i believe the man on the moon looks like..

paris parfait said...

Wonderful image and sometimes escapism is essential! xo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Amazing photograph.
There is no escapism without imagination, and imagination is essential.

tangobaby said...

I love that photo! Can you tell us who did it?

A Cuban In London said...

Yes, it is. It was my only means to survive when the going got tough in Cuba in the 90s. To escape, to traipse through the pages of a book, or the canvas on the wall. Mine were the fresh and wet footprints on the photograph hanging from the wall in the latest exhibition in Havana in '92, or '93. Sometimes I would plunge headfirst into a song, a track that would call to my broken spirit and I would find a kaleidoscope world inside that tune, even if one had to swim back to the surface and face up to the fact that what had just happened was but a mirage.

Thanks for this post. I don't think it's good to escape the whole time. The only way we improve society is if we become that change ourselves, but I do think that once in a while when the walls close in, you had better make off for the rabbit's hole.

Greetings from london.

susannassketchbook said...

Great saying and what a magical photograph. Did you create the image?

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Oh yes...nothing wrong with it. Escapism is a part of the human condition, and a lovely exercise for the imagination! Like anything else, I suppose, one should avoid using it in excess.

sølvi said...

I love that image:-) And the words are so true. Thanks for sharing.

High Desert Diva said...

So true. And what a perfect photo to go with that quote.

Relyn said...

Oh, Yoli. Please tell us about this magical image.

From This Moment to That said...

Lovely photograph!!
I love things like this!
And your new blog header is beautiful too. Thanks for your visit :)

Nyla said...

wow, this photo jumps of the screen. love it.

robinbird said...

oh you do know how to endear yourself forever in my heart my yoli. escapism is the best thing for heartache of any and all kinds and we should never feel guilty for our imaginative journeys into world that makes us sing! this is a fabulous picture! and you my dear are so unique in your blogging approach! love (as ever) the newest. header.

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