About a week ago [op]drie spontaneously  began a never ending story beneath my picture 'Amaryllis'.

We've been having quite a bit of fun with it and would like to open it up to other players. The edited version is below. To join in please click on the pic 'All About Nothing' located at the bottom of the page and add your twist to the plot! Have fun! I know I have! Everyone's welcome.

 

 

 

 

two 'naked ladies' looking in the mirror, they used to be....

hollywood movie stars...somehow they'd ended up being boxed and shipped from Holland to the dutch owned grocery chain Stop Shop. Josie Soho plucked them from their foodland hell to her tower. Where they...where they stayed for years and years, happy and sane --  perfectly!

Now they are in the winter of wisdom, memories are old, the young ones died years ago, Just staring in the mirror not happy, not sad not even realizing that someone cut their hair totally wrong There's no one left to collect the wisdom they've gathered so hesitantly through the years . Twin sisters with shared memories. Little to look forward to. Looks long since having grown unimportant. They face each day with reluctant... smiles, thin lines and the last traces of glory days no words are spoken till calm night comes and lips are whispering little songs of ... the promise of sweeter times to come. the chance to bloom once more without restraint. rising to stave...in spring .Oh slaves of summer queens of light ...blooming- flourishing in the depths of winter. spurring... each other to be Belladonna Lily once again -- they'd heard of their cousins the belladonnas. They flower in summer, popping out of the hot soil and bursting into bloom in just days. This speedy growth has earned them the common name “surprise lilies”. They're also called “naked ladies” because the flower stalks precede the foliage. No- Vera and Apple Blossom were not at all like their cousins. They... were also known as the "Jersey Lily", named after the Channel Island, and has in turn given its name to the Jersey born actress Lillie Langtry. In reality they were Hippeastrum. not so exotic as their famous cousin Lillie. they didn't share her cold hearted disregard for men. Vera was an ordinary lily who was a lesbian through and through. Apple Blossom gave her all and was loved by men and women in impossible circumstances that never came to fruition.

 Still each autumn they...  meet in a small village in the Netherlands, called Aalsmeer and... remember when they participated in the annual flower parade. vera loved amsterdam and she gave appleblossom entree to everything she encountered there. though apple blossom was a bit ... shy, she enjoyed very much the local botanic specialties; the Cannabis sativa and the Psilocybe semilanceata. Maybe she enjoyed it a little to much because..  all the bullshit of the world fell away. clarity and effectiveness were gained. toxins for some, they elevated her plane of exisistance...

Wow…she didn’t know she could bike that fast, wheels are turning….turning…turning… canals..canaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaals.. tram rails…Chet Baker, where are you..I can heaaaaaar you…….millions of pigeons…pillion of migeons… what the f…. where do they come from….red light, red light, red light, red light, red light, red light, …district They found her on the flower market. The nice policeman said she was hypnotized by a sunflower. She asked him to bring her to the Prins Hendrik hotel, but she stayed in the Hilton. Once sober she took a shower and that’s when she discovered a tattoo of a rose on her left shoulder…later she found out it was the rose of Jericho, made by Hanky Panky. Vera was amused and... puzzled because apple blossom didn't like red roses. She knew she distrusted them for their romantic meaning- true love. When apple blossom went wheeeling. reeling, into Prins Hendrik hotel she ended up in the suite of a knight sent across the seas and the deserts ...

David Hasselhof, knightrider and lifeguard. On the run because of negative publicity, together they...  headed for LA. Apple dumpling dropped the Hass off in West Hollywood while she went in search of the japanese style tattoo she really craved.

Too often she denied herself in order to...the happy face in a beetle advertisement. No more happy face and next day she had sudoku puzzle tattoo in her neck. Vera was shocked. Her image of Apple was disturbed totally and ..she accepted that because so often apple conformed rather than lived. vera was happy to see apple... flourish.

In the mean while Vera noticed her live was becoming a rut and she decided to do something about it. She bought herself a camera and ....carried it with her wherever she went.

Even in the most unlikely places the cam was there. When Vera looked at her world scaled down through a viewfinder... she found the world more clear, she saw beautiful details, she had never had seen before....... though her vision was confined, her world expanded. She realized...  that the pictures she made had a very intense quality, an almost autistic sort of atmosphere that made her work very authentic. An artist!!! no more no less. She decided to share her work with others on a photo sharing site called Ipernity and ....  that was not the first place she blogged. Vera had been blogging since decembre 2004. She needed a paperless, mental filing cabinet . instead of random half filled notebooks scattered about the house. one place to store almost everything she thought. except- ...