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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 vivid optimism that we often find in Broadway musicals and, sometimes, in life.

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Thornley Chapel, Ocean Grove, New Jersey . Undated.

 

BEVERLY KENNEY

 

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All images Jan 4, 2018 in Ocean Grove, NJ. by Stephen Goldfinger, Blogfinger staff ©

 

Asbury Park across Wesley Lake. 1/4/18 © Blogfinger.net

 

Streets of Ocean Grove. 1/4/18 Blogfinger.net ©

 

Mt. Hermon Way at Firemen’s Park. 1/4/18. Blogfinger.net ©

 

ART GARFUNKEL  (definitely more than 99 miles from LA)

 

 

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Jean Bredin. Ocean Grove.  December 18, 2017. Fishing boat heads south towards Belmar marina. ©

 

STEVIE NICKS   “Landslide”   (Live orchestra version)

 

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“Night Patrol” Paul Goldfinger © Click in the dark. Nov. 22, 2017 ©

 

NICKI MINAJ  from her album  The Pinkprint   “The Night is Still Young.”

 

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Ocean Grove., New Jersey.   Paul Goldfinger © 2012

 

PEGGY LEE

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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. © Special to Blogfinger

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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Ocean Grove South End. Viewed from the east end of the Lake.  November 5, 2017. Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net. Click to enlarge.

 

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK:

 

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Portrait of Tom. He’s about to make his first cast at the OG shore. 4:30 pm, Sunday, November 5, 2017.  We changed the clocks today—darker sooner. Click to see the face of a happy man.   Paul Goldfinger photo ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor@Blogfinger.

Late afternoon on a cloudy day at the Ocean Grove South Beach.  There were kids with dads, and guys playing with their dogs in the sand, but overall, the beach was sparsely populated.  Several surf fishermen were out. One was sitting at the edge of the surf talking on his cell phone while watching his line. Can you be in the zone while talking on your cell?  The vibe at the beach was very mellow as the clouds began to darken, and the waves were a bit rambunctious.

Tom Wik lives on Heck Avenue almost close enough to cast from his porch. But he was not keeping his distance as he readied his gear. To fishermen, it is the being there that’s most important.  Catching a fish is secondary.

Tom chose to wait till the end of the day to go surf fishing.  The temperature was about 60 degrees, and given the misty moment, it seemed like Tom picked the perfect time.  Being alone out there might set your mind to wonder why things are as they are.

ART GARFUNKEL:  “I Wonder Why”

“I wonder why it is the sea’s so calm tonight,
The sands are ghostly white
Beneath the moon.
It seems strange to me to stand in endless space,
And know that in this place
I’m held within its timeless sway.”

 

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The other side of Wesley Lake: Raspberry Park. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net

The other side of Wesley Lake: Nocturnal Asbury Park. 2013. By Paul Goldfinger © Blogfinger.net.  Click for the full monty. Reposted from 2015.

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER

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