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October 28, 2021

THE DETAILS: Friday Fictioneers: 1 picture, 100 words, scores of people from around the world sharing their creativity and vision. Feel free to join in, just visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields to find out how.

This week’s photo courtesy of Douglas MacIlroy.


The assignment was simple: paint the railings and catwalks, sealcoat the floor. A crew of four and we’re in and out in a day. What I didn’t know was we’d be working at Keck Observatory.

Talk about cool?

Looking past the MOSFIRE I was surprised to see a floor to ceiling mirror. Why’s that here? I guess scientists are as interested in how they look as they are in science?

Me being me, I put down my roller, stood, waved and took a selfie. Gotta get this on Instagram, I thought.

“Hey, movie star, get back to work!”

“Yeah, boss.”


Guy Clark, one of the best songwriters of our time, wrote this song about a special photograph. If you watch the video I hope you enjoy it. At the beginning of the song he explains how the photo came to be taken and he mentions Townes: “Me and Townes were in that house drunk on our ass“. He’s talking about fellow songwriter (someone who was every bit as poetically brilliant as Guy), Townes Van Zandt.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. October 28, 2021 8:25 am

    So many fun photos taken drunk on our ass.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. October 28, 2021 5:20 pm

    you made laughing out loud. excellent. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. October 29, 2021 4:47 am

    A perfect interpretation of the picture, and a great video. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. October 29, 2021 7:55 am

    A unique take on the prompt. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. October 29, 2021 9:06 am

    Very nice take, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. October 29, 2021 9:48 am

    Nice story. Enjoyed it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. October 29, 2021 9:50 am

    Good context, well written. I like it.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. October 29, 2021 3:26 pm

    Great video.. fun story! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. October 30, 2021 9:47 am

    Dear Michael,

    You did make me laugh. Perfect photo op indeed. 😉




  10. October 31, 2021 7:22 pm

    Good storytelling, and a great video. Guy and Townes, two of the best.


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