Thursday, July 05, 2007

I Wish I Could Die

An abandoned shack next to the railway track in Mirwart, Belgium. 29 sep 2002
I have been doing this blog for exactly on year, and this is my 555th post on "The Eyes Have it". It will be my last.

I continue posting at "When I Was Buying You a Drink Where Were You ?", and perhaps something new will appear sometime, somewhere....
To a faithful audience, farewell!

It does not matter what is said and done
The eyes have it.
The mind's legislative faculty
Is unconcerned with appearances and words
Nothing is over and done with.
Not even your malice.
Especially your malice.
So do not apologize to me.

I have walked stooped beneath your heart,
That cold-blooded crown
That holds the glinting jewel
Of contradiction in your eyes.

I think that I shall gouge them
from your skull
And crush them in my fist

--Give you a dog to see with
Give you eyes that pant and salivate,
Eyes that creep on all fours--
Eyes that cringe at the sound of my voice;
   Lie to me then.

Tell me life is good to you
--When all your memories are distilled
Into the transformed image, the Idea
Of a mechanical hand reaching
To dig out your eyes.
   Lie to me then.
   Lie to me then, Dog-eyes.
   Lie to me then.

Jack Henry Abbott, In the Belly of the Beast.

Lunar Bender

My favourite foodstall is hauled away for major streetcleaning at the busstop in Taling Chan, Bangkok, Thailand. 12 jan 2000

It's a Flat Flat Planet

The side of a building in Auckland, New Zealand. 24 aug 1999

Am I not Farang?

A Buddha statue in a temple in Singapore. 30 jul 2003

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

I'm Beginning to See the Light

The basement venue of the NoiShanghai event in Shanghai, China. 08 oct 2005

I Don't See Anything that I Want

The Devil looking from between two bottles of wine at a DAAD-meeting with thee und kuchen at Ballhaus Mitte in Berlin, Germany. 27 sep 2006
Maybe love's a tomb where you dance at night
Maybe sanctuary is an electric light
I get so tired it's like I'm another man,
and everything I see seems so underhanded

I Don't See Anything that I Want

My shadow on the wall in Borgerhout, Belgium. 07 feb 2007
Maybe you see further than I can see,
or maybe things just look differently
Maybe I'm nothing but a shadow on the wall

Experience of Defeat

A streetcar broken down in the streets of Vladivostok, Russia. 19 apr 2005

Experience of Defeat

A torn off piece of cliff on Normandy Beach in France. 10 aug 2004

Am I not Farang?

A farewell rooftop dinner before I left to Hong Kong on a cheap SARS flight at our house in Borgerhout, Belgium. 08 jul 2003
The disease spread in Hong Kong from a mainland doctor on the 9th floor of the Metropole Hotel in Kowloon Peninsula, infecting 16 of the hotel visitors.
Initial symptoms are flu-like and may include: fever, myalgia, lethargy, gastrointestinal symptoms, cough, sore throat and other non-specific symptoms.
Mortality by age group as of 8 May 2003 is below 1% for people aged 24 or younger, 6% for those 25 to 44, 15% in those 45 to 64 and more than 50% for those over 65.


A dog in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand. 01 feb 1999

Experience of Defeat

A run down bicycle at a small townsquare in Borgerhout, Belgium. 08 apr 2007

Jack from Denmark

A lecture by film buff Jack Stevenson at the filmmuseum in Antwerpen, Belgium. 21 sep 2001

Out in the Real World

Onlookers at the bombed Merriott Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. 17 aug 2003

Sunday, July 01, 2007