Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Moonlight Sonata in my pocket

The place that inspired Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.
Years ago I discovered during a period of great sadness, that the color blue has a powerful uplifting effect on me. Is it because of blue skies? I have a few pieces of jewelry and clothing I wear purposefully for this reason. One is a pocket watch I emptied and put one of Paul's photos in. This photo was taken from a ferry, looking across the Balaton Lake in Hungary. The body of water that inspired Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. Taken with velvia film and Paul's handmade lens this image hasn't been adjusted in Photoshop. It came out of the camera this way. Apparently this body of water is filled with minerals, is a turquoise green during the day and is filled with some unusual fish. It's also known for plenty of thunder storms. What I love about it is the feeling of hope and moving through the storms nearby.

Moonlight Sonata in a pocket.


  1. Very beautiful. Looks amazing against your dark clothes and, of course, blue eyes. Stunning!

  2. you are a fellow lover of blue!
    The photo of the lake is so beautiful - as are you by the way

  3. Paul has such a keen eye - thank you for saying it hadn't been photo shopped, so many things are now, and it's nice to really see what you saw. I love the necklace....inventive.

  4. The picture, the outfit, the blues. Makes me think of a poem by Gottfried Benn: Blue Hour.