Thursday, March 02, 2006
maybe i've said to much about luck the past few days, but i left out 'getting lucky.' in kentucky or otherwise. it seems for quite some time, men, in particular, equated finding a willing sex partner with getting lucky. in India many moons ago, it was thought that female gentalia, the vagina, to cut to the chase, contained magical powers. the womb, capable of creating and containing life just had to be plumb full of supernatural wonders. it was nothing to see someone wearing a vagina-shaped trinket around their neck to ward off evil or a vagina symbol placed above a doorway to keep out disease or the errant spell or curse. it seems, that to ancient cultures, the vagina was lucky. is any of this the basis for the phrase 'getting lucky?' probably not. my guess, to a guy it really is just about feeling a bit lucky that they have coaxed another into coitus. nothing more, nothing less.
the photo on the left is of the Catalina Motel in Lexington, in the late 60s and early 70s it was the neon clad, 'place to stay.' now it seems that it's the budget-priced shithole on the North end which harbors drug-addled rednecks and the unknowing who have found their way off I-75 to New Circle Road and need a place to crash for a night. rumor has it there is no shortage of prostitution passing through the cooridors but i don't know that to be true. i do know i love the sign, i have ever since i was a kid, seemed glamourous back then, i would have felt lucky to have been a guest. i didn't stay in a hotel room anywhere till i was 15. it was a Holiday Inn in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin. luckily it had an indoor pool.
as for the other frame, i can't take credit for the sentiment expressed by this parking lot poet. it was on the window of a building at the Catalina. i hope everything worked out for this person. i hope he, she or it, got lucky. for a reasonable price.
i just want to/Catalina diptych. Lomo LC-A. Konica Sinbi 200, x-pro'ed
have you mooncruised this morning?
i'm sorry, i thought you said phlegm wasters, that is what threw me.
hell's fire! pre-order Lightleaks 2! Yes, tread is in it...better yet, tread was special guest photo editor, so you know it's good. how do you know? oh, you know.
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