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1946 - June 20 - 2nd Birthday419 viewsphoto by Gene Lester.

the piano player in Hollywood, 1946

This kid's going nowhere

sure, he's got talent

his sense of Beauty is filled with godliness

but his fascination with boobs unseemly

intense curiosity about people means

he will most likely be a photographer not a doctor

a shame not to be a pianist.
1948 - My Pony Ride1104 views at age 4 in Central Park, 5th Avenue & 59th Street


everyone in my life is gone

memory startlingly vivid

did they ever exist?

memory is only one of many parallel universes

the tree did fall in the forest

I was there

they are gone

the orphan is alone in the forest

I see the trees

hear nothing

faces like rivers

copyright David Schoen 1968 - 2014 all rights reserved
1948 - May 3rd - David and Memere327 viewsReady to travel, California
1950 - 2 Women320 viewsYvette and Agnes in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

One loved

the other couldn't
1950 - 80 Main Street, Williamstown, Massachusetts369 viewsA 6 year old lived at the end of the hall in splendid isolation on the 3rd floor

owned the Columbia Encyclopedia, and read it every day

believed that Leif Ericsson discovered America

met someone who lived during the Civil War

listened at the top of the stairs to the phone call telling his Grandmother that his Grandfather had died moments earlier. "Oh, no, not Wally".

whose Great Aunt made wonderful apple pies, and knew lots and lots about their ancestors

walked in the woods with his French poodle, "Lum de Jour"

told a girl that he talked to God sometimes

got bifocals, and still slept with a stuffed rabbit.
1950 - David in Williamstown, Massachusetts291 viewsAt 80 Main Street

Memories are the soul's perfume...........
1972 - David in Mickey Mouse jacket347 viewsIn New York City.

"There have always been in me, two people at least, one person desperate and bewildered, who felt he was drowning and another who would leap into a scene, as upon a stage, conceal his true emotions because they were weaknesses, helplessness, despair, and present to the world only a smile, an eagerness, curiosity, enthusiasm, interest."
1973 - David & Larry Watkins in Dallas356 viewsChristmas in Texas --- family reunion
1978 - September - Fashion Catalog shoot421 viewsBeautiful lingerie models running around in high heels

goofy photographer doesn't pay attention

as he is reading an exciting chapter in "Religions in Ancient Egypt"

just learned the Gnostics predated proto-orthodoxy in Egypt

until the stylist intones "They're ready".
1986 - In Milano327 viewsI feel I could write the Iliad and the Odyssey

in a single year

complete with footnotes and a beautiful index

but never complete the bibliography

1989 - David Schoen - The Nomad382 viewsinterview for 1989 art book of my work.

A nomad, a wanderer, lover of everything beautiful. A lover of life, wine, exotic and forgotten places, hidden corners, and small things that could be beautiful. A lover of stars, mountain tops, little kisses, and voices from around the planet.
1992 - David on a Coral Reef in Turks & Caicos Islands363 viewsthere are many questions to be answered regarding the sex lives of Whale Sharks

do they swim faster and faster in ever diminishing circles

until they finally collide?

or do they nibble constantly at each other?

things I have to know
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