Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

SOLITARY: I saw this lonesome cat sheriff in Venice, Jewish Ghetto …
β€œThe greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” [Montaigne]
Sheriff's Cat
photo taken by frizztext; for more click on the picture to visit my flickr photo stream …
related: weekly-photo-challenge: SOLITARY
some music? Try my fingerstyle version on acoustic guitar of “All the lonely people, where do they all come from?” (BEATLES) – it’s dedicated to my mother, she made suicide

About frizztext

writer, photographer, guitarist

54 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

  1. Fantastic shot! πŸ™‚

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  2. Gorgeous kitty. Beautiful processing. πŸ™‚

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  3. Beautiful! Wonderful B+W photo. Love the cat too! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

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  4. AAwwww … I want to hug his fluffy fur. This is a gorgeous cat.
    His face has a strong look.
    Perfect photo for the challenge ….!!!!

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  5. I like how surreal this photo looks – the cat seems to have a magnetic forcefield around him/her.

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  6. Great shot – a cat isn’t lonesome, it always a lone rider by nature or what..? πŸ˜‰

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  7. A wonderful image Frizz, what a sad dedication for the music.

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  8. Love the textures in your shot Frizz,
    And sorry this challenge evoked sad memories.

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  9. laura@eljaygee

    too sad for words – In memory of your mother. The cat is listening to the loneliness, and with the other ear, the thronging bustle of people together

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  12. I am sorry for the loss of your mother, the music a heartfelt tribute. Your lone cat has a lot of expression in your response to the Solitary challenge.

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  13. A wonderful shot and really gorgeous interpretation of the song!
    Sorry to hear about your loss…there are no words enough to say just right thing in such moment….I’m sure your mom would be proud of such tribute….
    Hugs/Eclipse

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  14. I’m sorry about your mum. Eleanor Rigby is a fitting, haunting tribute. (Spectactular cat, too!)

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  15. I’m always a sucker for a kitty photo!
    Sorry about your mother, Frizz. 😦

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  17. Alice

    Cat Sheriff–yes. Drawing his claws on anything that moves. Haunting guitar–haunted mother–haunting memories.

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  22. That is indeed, one gorgeous cat, ft. Love the Eleanor Rigby. Lovely tribute to your mom. πŸ™‚

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  24. First of all, this is a beautiful post, with your words, image and music – and the quote, too – merging together to make a layered statement. Second, thank you for following – I’m honored. Third, a family member’s suicide is a slash in a very deep place and cuts through our ideas of who we think we are – but for it to be your mother – I would think it throws into question your very existence. And if it caused you to question that, it looks like you came out strongly on the side of living, given your creativity in so many areas.

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  25. A wonderful, very fine rendition. And a requiem to your mother.

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  26. very simple yet complex post.
    i am now using my new computer, and the sound is amazing! how nice to truly appreciate your music!
    one never quite comes to terms with the what if’s and questions that suicide leaves behind. i now have five friends who have chosen that route / each triggered by different reasons, but they all leave that big void of the what if’s. they all have my empathy, as i am sure your mother has yours.
    you do an amazing job of taking life’s disappointments and turning them in to positive statements.
    z

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  28. Hi Frizz,
    This is a beautiful rendition of the song–full of feeling. I tried to find a way to comment on your post with”House of the Rising Sun,” and couldn’t figure it out. I loved your playing. I wonder if you have ever heard Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers sing “House of the Rising Sun.” That is my favorite vocalization of the song. That too was a wonderful post.

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    • thank you Naomi for encouraging me trying to fingerpick my guitar. Latest uploads via http://soundcloud.com/frizztext/sets/best-of
      P.S.:
      some spam mail specialists used my more than 1,000 blog articles as 1,000 open doors – so I was forced to close the comment boxes of the older posts; sorry for everything, which is older than 14 days – maybe you comment instead with a hint or URL in my actual articles (like you, Naomi, have done mentioning my “House of the rising sun” article) – thank you all for understanding …

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  29. So versatile Frizz! Bless you.

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  30. Thanks for visiting my place… love that cat!

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  31. andydbrown

    Beautiful pic and tribute to your mother. I appreciate your vulnerability in sharing your life so vividly with your readers. What an appropriate song! “All the lonely people”…”Where do they come from?” Well, I would guess that a good number of us come being left behind as others have gone on in suicide. My own mother committed suicide as well (when my twin brother and I were 1). Losing your mother in such a way causes such pain that is so very difficult to put to words but you have captured part of it beautifully on your guitar. Thanks so much for sharing this, Frizz. I know you’re an atheist but I hope you don’t mind me extending a “God bless you” your way! πŸ™‚ “Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.: (Psalm 27:10) Peace and love! You have kindled many feelings, thoughts and memories with this post.

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    • dear Andy,
      you wrote:
      “my own mother committed suicide as well
      (when my twin brother and I were 1)…”
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      that’s sad, indeed,
      but let us be happy, that we had enough power
      to overcome those troubles
      – maybe with support by God …

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  32. Just a hug from Spain….Everybody comes from the same place…May be some people get lost in their way…..

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  34. …and so it is [Montaigne’s quote]!
    Beautiful version of E.R., Frizz.
    πŸ™‚
    PS: Hope that finger’s healed!

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  35. Oh the cat: a very interesting interpretation of solitary as cats always like to be…solitary! That’s why I love them so much πŸ™‚

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  38. wOW! Beautiful photo and beautiful cat.

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  39. Lovely shot! Sorry about your mom……. 😦

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  40. Cute. Is this your cat? πŸ˜‰

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