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Bee's Morning Flowers

For some time now I have been e-mailing my wife a flower photograph every morning as a small way of saying "I love you."

This morning I sent her your beautiful flower. This makes you a part of a love story that began in 1965. josephthomas.deviantart.com/ar…


This is where I have begun collecting the flowers.

Please Note!: I would like to mention to all those whose flowers I have sent that I do not actually download the image and attach it to my email, but rather copy and paste the link to the flower picture. Of the thousands of artists whose work I have sent, only a few -- a very few indeed, maybe three -- have expressed concern that I "used" their work without permission, but I respect their concerns. The flowers I choose for Bee do not go online and I never claim them as my own (in fact, I include the artist's name and deviantART URL in my emails).

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This is Bee and I at a 50's costume party, some time back in the 80's.

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Here's the thing. Young people in despair terrify me. I feel that I have to do something, or say something, just to let them know that someone cares, and that maybe things will be all right. I am The Catcher in the Rye. I posted this in my journal a while back, and only Lee Anne understood. That's because Lee Anne was there when I talked Jenny out of suicide. The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's book, of course, and this quote (by the young and emotionally troubled Holden) explains the title and also explains me:

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."

~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
Image copyright 2008 Diana Bryan

Current Residence: Georgia, U.S.A.
Occupation: 1st Assistant Cameraman (Focus Puller)
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Personal Quote: "Far be it from us to deny you the comfort and security of your own fears."
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My Favorite Quotes

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 3:02 AM
This is a list of favorite quotes that has been growing in my facebook profile from the beginning of time.  Well, the beginning of facebook time.  Problem is, they are buried so deep in my profile that no one ever sees them. 
Some of the quotes are by celebrated figures, some are book or movie quotes, and some of the best ones are by my friends.  This includes my best friend Bee Thomas.

"I need to stop and smell my friends."
-- Bee Thomas, 2014

"Thinking about the books I have read and loved, and their pervasive influence on my life. For example, I admired Atticus Finch but tended to date Huck Finn."
-- Virginia Parker, 2013

"I wouldn't have the friends I have if it wasn't for music."
 -- Michaella Ciaccio, 2013

"You say you go in for writing. Writing is bosh. There is only one way to make money at writing, and that is to marry a publisher’s daughter."
George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London

"Your mind's in overdrive but you're stuck in park."
-- April Philyaw, 2013

"I am a singer in the broken spot light."
-- Michaella Ciaccio, 2013

"I use literally in a figurative sense."
-- Loudine Louis, 2013

"Joe pulls focus for a living; that hamburger's not going to give him a heart attack."
-- Rodrigue Gomes, 2013

"I'm not trying to keep you confused; I'm just trying to keep you guessing."
-- Bee Thomas, 2011

"You can't be wise and in love at the same time."
-- Bob Dylan

"In Spain, no one can hear you scream."
-- Alfie (Maddy's little brother)

"Sometimes I feel like a band-aid on a heart attack."
-- Joseph Thomas 2011
     
“The creative adult is the child who has survived.”
-- Ursula K. LeGuin

"This room clearly belongs to a genius - or a slob - or both. If it is true that a compulsively neat person has a chaotic mind, then the owner of this room is at peace."
-- Joseph Thomas -- FocusPuller: My character on MuseNet, circa  1995

"I might be the only person on the face of the earth that knows you're the greatest woman on earth. I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do  . . .  and in every single thought that you have, and how you say what you mean, and how you almost always mean something that's all about being straight and good. I think most people miss that about you, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you  . . . and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me."
-- Melvin Udall in "As Good as it Gets"

I been silent so long now it’s gonna roar out of me like floodwaters and you think the guy telling this is ranting and raving my God; you think this is too horrible to have really happened, this is too awful to be the truth! But, please. It’s still hard for me to have a clear mind thinking on it. But it’s the truth even if it didn’t happen.
-- Ken Kesey -- Bromden in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest


"Sometimes, even if you don't want to, you have to realize that its not always gonna be a fairytale; there will be fights, and you'll get hung up on. He'll push ignore, and she'll change her facebook status to "its complicated". Maybe its time you just open your eyes to reality, and realize that its time to walk away."
-- Dallas Shanea Nicholson

"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be."
-- J.D. Salinger -- Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye

"It's easier to buy a pack of juice than to bake a pie."
-- Masha Mazurock Volodarsky, 2012

"After surviving six months with Joaquin, surviving cancer is a walk in the park."
-- Joseph Thomas, 2012

Personal Quote

"Sometimes I feel like a band-aid on a heart attack."
-- Joseph Thomas 2011

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Greyeyez1980 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for the fave! onion dance 
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ingeline-art Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving! -
That makes me soo happy !
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Hamda-AlRais Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for :+fav:ing 
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for more please follow my Instagram account: instagram.com/mst5feh
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doog-e Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sir,

      I thank you for including my flower image in your devotional tribute to, your good lady, Bee.   You flatter me by its inclusion in such a wonderful collection of flowers.   This means a lot to me and has given me quite a lift so again I thank you.


Douglas
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Nabary Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

thanks vor the fav :happybounce: 

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