The photographs of N.P. Thompson

Port Townsend

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the last of Blue

the last of Blue


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sunlit madrones

sunlit madrones


nothing ever was, anyway

nothing ever was, anyway

“Can a writer, or thinker, or, in this case, a critic, be held responsible because other people will misunderstand his ‘teachings,’ or ideas, or opinions?

…In other words, everything can be misunderstood and abused. Every strong position, every highly articulate position can be misinterpreted, vulgarized, exaggerated, used for shabby purposes that the person who initially expressed in a different form didn’t intend. And there’s no way you can be safe from this, unless you’re totally mediocre and have no opinions of any kind of force, or shape, or individuality—in which case, you can probably still be misquoted in some ways, but with greater difficulty and it wouldn’t matter—but anybody else is always open to being misinterpreted. And if people are vicious, or stupid, or intolerant, there’s no helping it, and there’s no way of legislating it away. I think human nature is what it is…”

— John Simon in 1985, from Ned Rorem’s Other Entertainment.


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living in a kind of daydream

living in a kind of daydream


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blue summer

blue summer


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lighthouse framed by Madrone branches

lighthouse framed by Madrone branches


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Paul Bley

Paul Bley


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house on the bluff

house on the bluff


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the old ways

the old ways


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tower in shadows

tower in the shadows


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a house that tries to be haunted


placid surface


tolling seven

tolling seven


painted corner

painted corner


hate

hate


the bluff by daylight

the bluff by daylight


cloak room

cloak room


Fountain Cafe

Fountain Cafe


lone tree on the bluff

lone tree on the bluff


by the lagoon

by the lagoon


the melancholy sea

the-melancholy-sea


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