29 January 2010

in memory of...


J.D. Salinger....


38 comments:

Esti said...

someone wrote to me last night and announced me his death. The news gave me an instant sadness.

(me dió un bajón...)

jgy said...

I didn't know.
Amazing photo,
I feel the sadness and depth...

Jodi said...

Was thinking of a similar post. I know. Ugh.

nathalie et cetera said...

I am ashamed to say I never read The catcher... Not a required reading in French schools here. But his passing away made me want to read it now...
beautiful photo.

If Jane said...

rip

Line said...

beautiful shot Jane very sweet, we shall remember!

Seamus said...

I heard an amazing story on "The Story" on public radio about a young man's encounter with JD Salinger. The young man wanted to make one of his stories into a school play and he went to see JD Salinger to ask his permission. As can be expected JD was not the hospitable host, but this young man's life was changed forever by the experience.

Ida Nielsen said...

Amazing depth of field in this picture! Perfect!!!

RosaMaría said...

beautiful photo. i have to say I never read The catcher. Maybe is time to do it.

KathyA said...

This is the sixth or seventh death I've heard of in the past week. Seems like a 'culling' of the herd sometimes.
JD Salinger was an amazing talent.

likeschocolate said...

Where would we all be without J.D. Sallinger? 91 years old isn't too bad of a life.

L'Atelier said...

:)
beautiful

malo said...

His words remains. What a great thing to have made an impression on so so many people.

Lollipop said...

I came here to send you a kiss (this friday, isn't it?) and I knew I'll read something about J.D. Salinger...

Finn said...

I read The Catcher in the Rye years ago- funny, somehow i never thought that book was written by a man. I felt it was.. undisturbed, complete, almost a universe under its own rules.

Thank you for reminding me, Jane. Fare well :)

life in yonder said...

Love your photo for this post. Fits perfect. Love to mr. Salinger. He lives on with his books.

Des said...

What a wonderful tribute to Mr. Salinger. It is a very sad day.

janis said...

Wonderful photo - his words will be remembered forever...

Di said...

Great photo!
I remember my aunt once telling me that she had met JD Salinger twice, ....my aunt and uncle ran a dorm house at the private school my uncle taught at and JD Salinger's son attended and he once came to visit and had to sit in my aunt's living room for an hour waiting on his son coming home - I often wonder if they chatted. It always seemed strange to me that my aunt had met one of the world's most famous recluses...

He certainly lived a long life....

ladybug-zen said...

RIP~ Jerome David

liza said...

Yes. I plan to read Catcher in the Rye again as a tribute. Maybe we should do a virtual book club...

Anandi said...

The oddest tthing happened, I actually looked towareds my bookshelf. It was almost as if I'd expected his books to vanish.

Nothing beats Catcher In the Rye, but 'Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut' is my favorite.

Ocean Girl said...

Wow that picture is hauntingly sweet, awesome. And perfect for the tribute.

Cacahuete_sr said...

love :)

Emma said...

wowwwwww
Emma from San Francisco

Elisabelle said...

gorgeous picture!

Olga said...

Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be.

anna said...

beautiful tribute..

mean_owen said...

That's a great photo tribute.

I had forgotten what an impact "The Catcher in the Rye" had on me when I was a kid. I guess it's time to have my teenager read it.

sophie said...

besos Jane

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Un bel hommage !

laméditerraine said...

OKAY I must be some kind of martian because I don't know who that J.D. is...
Anyway, it must be sad if he died, so let's remember him even those who don't know who he was.
Loved your picture, those hands are gorgeous.
Thanks A LOT for visiting.

tattytiara said...

That's a very cool photo.

Kaylovesvintage said...

wonderful photo ,my dear

Grey Lemon said...

Heard the news on the radio. The Catcher is still on my to-read book stack! Great photo!

Don said...

I just found your blog and I'm enjoying it. I'll be back. Love the photo!

Maggie May said...

yes. his books have been part of my whole life.

Kari said...

what a great photo to use for a tribute.
RIP - JD Sallinger. Your books will live on forever.