Welcome to The Epic! I am launching this blog as a manifesto for and a guide to living well. The title and motto of the blog are taken from the Epicureans, at least some of whom believed in the notion that not one minute of the future was guaranteed to them and that as a result they had the duty to live life to its fullest every moment.

I believe in discovering fun and pleasurable things wherever I find myself each day and I am told I have a knack for unearthing them. My hope is that by sharing in my pleasures and some of my ways of finding them you will begin to collect all the riches that lie in the moments of your life. They are there. Take them! All our lives should be.....Epic.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

From The Epic Den: A Dream Of Paris

I desired a print of this photo a long time before I actually owned one. Desire that heightened the joy of possession. As it will. Now it occupies a shadowy, private spot on the wall of my den. To inspire me. To make me dream and wonder. A woman and her dog alone on a boulevard. Waiting. For his limousine to take her to an afternoon rendezvous? For the liberators to parade down the street? For him to be gone when she returns to her flat?

I think she is waiting for me to stroll down that sidewalk after a late lunch and a couple of tots of Calvados. So I can pass by, smile, and tip my hat. She may think I am overly friendly. But then again, I've been waiting fifty years to see her.


Belle de Ville said...

Lovely photo and lovely post. Yes, what indeed is she waiting for, or perhaps she is not waiting at all...only taking her dog out for a walk.

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NCJack said...

The best street photos don't "tell" a story, as is popularly thought. Rather they inspire one...as this does

Lucky Dog / The Commish said...

Another example of why The Epic is one of the best of the blogosphere.
Best Regards,

M.Lane said...

BDV, yes or for the shop behind her to open so she can get a pack of Gitanes.

Thanks everyone!!! You are all always too kind.


Anonymous said...

I'm told that if you keep images of those things that you desire, need, and/or want, visible on a daily basis - that you will one day, have that thing, or visit that land, or have what you desire.

Keep the image close sir.

Unknown said...

Your eye is as mighty as your
pen (??keyboard).

Keith said...

That is a beautiful photo. Great post. I've only been to Paris once in my life. I've always wanted to go again.

tintin said...

A Samba Summer sans Sinatra. Sweet.