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Seaside Heights. October 12, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to grab the brass ring. ©

Seaside Heights. October 12, 2015. Paul Goldfinger photo.  Click to grab the brass ring. ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger  (Re-posted from October 2015)

This carousel horse, photographed after the season in Seaside Heights, reminds me of Broadway—sometimes happy and sometimes sad.   I’m thinking of the show Carousel which proclaims, “June is busting out all over.”

The Fantasticks has a song called “Round and Round” which begins as a gorgeous fantasy—-“Life is a colorful carousel,”  but later the song becomes dark, sad, and scary.

However,  for the most part, Broadway brings us joy as in “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma.

I see this carousel, devoid of riders and seemingly sad because the season is over, and yet the scene, like a Broadway set, is bursting with vivid colors and, in a way, with memories of life itself.

So, in wondering about this photograph and how to see it, I decided that it is joyful and not sad, and if the horse could talk he would say, ” Please sir, I want more oats”  (sorry for the Oliver joke, such as it is.)  I wonder how a child would view it.

Here is MIMI HINES from a show called “The Roar of the Greasepaint—the Smell of the Crowd.” It is a happy song full of the sort of optimism that we often find in Broadway musicals and, sometimes, in life.

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Asbury Park Casino. A photo shoot. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Undated

Asbury Park Casino. A photo shoot. By Paul Goldfinger © Undated  Click to enlarge.  ©

LANG LANG  “Romance in E Minor” by Franz Liszt

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Belmar, NJ fishing pier. Installing support cables. By Bob Bowné. 2/23/17. © Special to Blogfinger

Belmar, NJ fishing pier. Installing support cables. By Bob Bowné. 2/23/17. © Special to Blogfinger. Click for more support.

 

Editor’s note:  Bob Bowné  has found beauty in this foggy-day winter scene at the Jersey Shore.  His image brings us hope and reminds us that we can enjoy all the seasons, even in a summer town when the beach scene is quiet and the weather might be grey.

Here is a song from the show Grey Gardens sung  by Christine Ebersole.  Like Bob’s photo, and like most art, it can be beautiful while seeming sad at the same time.

And here’s a song for the guy who’s swinging from that cable without a net. Hopefully he can find beauty in his moment flying with the gulls in the mist.

RANI ARBO AND DAISY MAYHEM.

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Main Avenue, OG. 8 am, December, 2013. Paul Goldfinger ©

Main Avenue, OG. 8:30  am, December, 2013. Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge.

 

JUSTIN HURWITZ     “City of Stars”  From the film La La Land  (with Emma Stone)

 

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Auditorium Square Park. July, 2016.  Paul Goldfinger photo ©

Auditorium Square Park. July, 2016. Paul Goldfinger photo ©   Click image to enlarge. 

NORAH JONES  “Carnival Town”      From her album Feels Like Home.

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Bob Bowné took a right turn today and wound up in Spring Lake. Nov. 21, 2015. Special to Blogfinger ©.

Bob Bowné took a right turn and wound up in Spring Lake. Nov. 21, 2015.    Where do you go for a cup of Joe?   Special to Blogfinger ©.

 

ADELE:   From her new hit album “25”       This selection is “All I Ask.”  She was a big winner at the 2017 Grammy awards, and this song is from her 2017 album of the year.

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Christmas Eve, 2007. Main Avenue. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

Christmas Eve, 2007. Main Avenue. Ocean Grove, NJ. Paul Goldfinger photo ©.

JIM BRYANT FROM WEST SIDE STORY—-Jim, it’s Santa who’s coming.

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Angels-By-The-sea. By Rich Despins, a neighbor from the north country--Bradley Beach. Undated. ©

Nagles-by-the-sea. Ocean Grove, NJ. By Rich Despins, a neighbor from the south country–Bradley Beach. Undated. ©

WARREN VACHE´  “”Something to Remember You by.” by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz (1930)

“Oh, give me something to remember you by
When you are far away from me
Just a little something, meaning love cannot die
No matter where you chance to be..”

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Cello soloist in the OG Great Auditorium. Photo by Paul Goldfinger

Cello soloist in the OG Great Auditorium. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger. Click to enlarge.

* Quote from Radar O’Reilly in the TV series “M.A.S.H.”

MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH:   BACH’S CELLO SUITE #1 in G major, prélude:

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Retro-fit.  Ocean Grove 2011. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Retro-fit. Ocean Grove 2011. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

EVAN RACHEL WOOD:  “If I Fell.”

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