Friday, April 27, 2007

U.C. Irvine 1985

In 1985, I was in U.C Irvine. I took these photographs with my first Rolleiflex, getting more seriously involved with photography.

Nostalgia:
The term was originally coined in 1688 by Johannes Hofer (1669-1752), a Swiss medical student. The word is made up of two Greek roots (νόστος = nostos = returning home, and άλγος = algos = pain/longing), to refer to "the pain a sick person feels because he wishes to return to his native land, and fears never to see it again". In today's common parlance it is a feeling, a yearning for a lost time and place, usually located in the near past.
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Monday, April 23, 2007

Memorial Day

Avraham Meshulam was my friend, we grew up together and in high school we went to Tel Aviv Museum of Art afternoon art classes. He died in the failed attempt to recapture the Hermon Mountain outpost during the 1973 Yom Kippur war. I just recently found out that he was decorated with the Medal of Courage, IDF's second highest citation. On this memorial day, the thoughts are always coming back to, was it worth it? What is the meaning of a life gone so quickly. The questions are coming back, but it seems that we find less and less answers.