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Lakes Park Farmers Market. Ft. Myers, Fla. 2019. Paul Goldfinger © Click to enlarge.

 

 

SARAH VAUGHAN

 

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Paul Goldfinger © Ft. Myers, Fla. c.2013

 

 

RED MOLLY:

 

 

 

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San Carlos Blvd. Ft. Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photo © Blogfinger.net

 

SEAN HAYES:    “Half as Big as Life.”   From the Broadway show Promises, Promises.

 

 

 

 

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Sanibel Causeway. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Sanibel Causeway. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

 

KATE  and ANNA McGARRIGLE

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Paul Goldfinger ©. March, 2020.  Click to enlarge. Bunche Beach, Fla.

 

 

LEONARD COHEN.  “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye.”    From The Essential Leonard Cohen.

 

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Downtown Ft. Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger photo.

 

VINCE GIORDANO AND THE NIGHTHAWKS.  From the movie The Aviator:  “Stardust.”

 

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The Edison House on McGregor Avenue in Ft. Myers, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger ©

The Edison house on McGregor Avenue in Ft. Myers, Florida. By Paul Goldfinger © 2012

 

Thomas Edison invented the phonograph in 1877. His winter estate in Ft.Myers is located next door to Henry Ford’s.  Both homes are open to the public now.  They are situated on the Caloosahatchee River.

DAVE STEWART  and  THE SECRET SISTERS:

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Food Bank on Gladiolus Avenue in Fort Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger © March, 2016.

Food Pantry on Gladiolus Avenue in Fort Myers, Fla. Paul Goldfinger ©   Re-post from 2016.  Click to enlarge

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

 

Colors do affect emotions.  Designers and marketers are very interested in how colors effect our moods.  There are scientists who specialize in this subject.

So whenever I pass the Food Pantry in Fort Myers, I wonder about the colors. It seems like some thought went into this yellow-green color scheme.

Is this just an attempt to create a cheerful tint for those who go there, sort of like rose-colored glasses?   Or is there a message there having to do with food sustainability or more generally, the environment?

Perhaps the message is, “For those of you who come here, know that we are interested in more than merely filling your bellies.”

I don’t know what goes on inside, or what it looks like inside, but the message I see is that the poor people who come for assistance receive more than some canned vegetables.  They probably receive heaping portions of good will, smiles, compassion, and support.

Occasionally I see people there, milling about in small groups, chatting.  So that’s the core answer:  It is a community where people socialize and find hope—-discussing more than just eating.

NATASHA PATAMAPONGS  From An Afternoon with Bob James

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Paul Goldfinger ©.Sanibel Island Lighthouse, Florida. c 2016. Tri-X Collection. Click to enlarge.

WARREN VACHE´AND FRIENDS.  Houston Person (tenor sax) and Nicki Parrott (vocal.)  “Only Trust Your Heart”   Written by Benny Carter.

“Never trust your dreams
When you’re about to fall in love
Or your dreams will quickly fall apart
So if you’re smart, really smart
Only trust your heart.”

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Bunche Beach.  Ft. Myers, Fla.    Spring, 2018.   Click to enlarge.  Blogfinger.net

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

At the Passover seder,   “Solomon’s Song of Songs” (from the Bible)  is read.   Much of it is about romantic love, but it also has something to say about Spring.

This is from Meyer Levin’s Israel Haggadah for Passover.  A Haggadah is a guide book which is read at seders.  There are many versions of Haggadahs, and one could search Blogfinger’s archives by typing in “Passover” into the search box at the upper right. One was written by an Ocean Grover.

As those attending a seder know, everyone gets a chance to read. The father says, “Like all people, our people in ancient, pastoral times celebrated the liberation of the earth itself from wintry darkness, and rejoiced in the yearly rebirth of nature.  This is beautifully described in Solomon’s Song of Songs read by the mother:”

For, lo, the winter is past,

The rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth;

The time of singing is come,

And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,

And the vines in blossom give forth their fragrance.

 

Paul Goldfinger © Neptune Township April 16, 2019. Spring is emerging. ©

 

GRAHAM BICKLEY with THE  NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA   From South Pacific

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