we were fishing
in a lake last

darkness fell

i turned on
billie holiday
on my phone

i left it loose in
the pocket of
my jacket

and it sounded
like an old radio

and we paddled
and we paddled

and we drifted

within the shelter
of trees

and we drifted

from time

and man
did it ever
sound so

employing the
latest technology
in the oldest way

who says
we can't create
our own world within
the modern world

catalina pabón

pastel on paper
25 x 45 cm


Boob in the Tube said...

thats rad

demie said...

beautifully writen. i do believe it. creating our own magical world within the modern one. each one of us the way we can : )

carl auböck architekt said...

if your batteries last long enough.

Aether-art said...

Just beautiful. Thankyou for the link to Catalina Pabon - she's a find.

Sara said...

looking for a detail shot of Catalina's work.. when I click on her images in the post the link goes to a different image- is that image hers?
nice post.

Ivy Lane said...

love it!

Liz / Tangible Ingredients said...

wow, such lovely writing.

Jamie said...


kitchu said...

yes. :)

wildforNature said...

Fits my fishing style

A Day That is Dessert said...

This stayed with me a long, long time after I read it. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

umanbn said...

incredibely atmospheric images, and simple...hard to believe they´re in pastel. thanks for the link and a nicely curated site...

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I adore listening to Billie Holiday, but this version of listening to Billie Holiday is something entirely different, very special. So true, who says...

James said...

So good.