[ by Charles Cameron — a resource, mostly for myself ]
I’ll use this post to drop in random DoubleQuotes I run across, for storage — so I won’t need to trouble you with every example I find, but they’ll all still here for your consideration should you choose — and for any future writing I may do on the topic.
From the Rio Olympics, the celebrated women’s basketball match with hijab vs bukini:
Two options for a child in Syria, enshrined in two “iconic” photos, and presented as a lose-lose choice by Khalid Albaih.
Albaih has a terrific eye for symmetries, as you can see from these two other examples:
Khalid Albaih, Tree of Life Khalid Albaih, Egypt sentences more than 680 people to death
Quite different — but also Syria — is this tweet with its paired images of Aleppo —
16th-c. Ottoman miniature by Matrakçi Nasuh depicting the city of Aleppo in Syria w/ historic citadel in center pic.twitter.com/kM2Mtirm25
— Ballandalus (@Ballandalus) August 1, 2016
If I had my druthers I’d move from photo-reality into illuminated-manuscript-world, and from now into back then. Or would I? And are we really in photo-reality anyway, or is that an optical illusion?
There will be more — I’ll just drop them quietly in, here or in the comments section.