Tangled Up in Blue

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Tangled Up in Blue

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“In a 1978 interview Dylan explained this style of songwriting: ‘What’s different about it is that there’s a code in the lyrics, and there’s also no sense of time. There’s no respect for it. You’ve got yesterday, today and tomorrow all in the same room, and there’s very little you can’t imagine not happening.'” — Pablo Picasso & Bob Dylan – Tangled Up In Blue from Simon Nielsen on Vimeo.

As I shuffle through my travel photos, bits of memories wash over me. Some loom large in my past, while others are only tiny moments, almost forgotten. I listen to music as I remember. When Bob Dylan comes on, I grow tangled up in blue …  Blue dawn Costa Rica … the blue dawn of a sleepy Costa Rican town as I move toward an adventure … Blue robes of a Bedouin Sahara … the blue robes of a Bedouin as he slowly walks away from me in the desert …  Weathered blue door Greek village … the weathered blue door in a little Greek village … Porcelain Basin Yellowstone 2007 …  the mysterious blue geysers amid the otherworldly white mineral deposits in Porcelain Basin … blue tank fish pedicure Mykonos Greece … the blue tank of a fish pedicure as tourists take pictures of my feet … Snorkeling in the blue Aegean Greece  … the tantalizing waters of Aegean blue, as they slide by mile after mile … Blue Man Group man with David Daniel Marcy 2004 … the faces of the Blue Man Group, who delight us in Boston … Blue boats of Essaouira Morocco … the blue boats of Essaouira, gently bobbing under the feet of hardworking fishermen … Dead trees and blue sky Yellowstone 2007 … the bits of blue sky peeking through burned trees that stand like sentinels in Yellowstone… Blue curtain Radio City Music Hall … the gold-starred blue curtain of Radio City Music Hall that hints of the spectacle to come … Blue sightseeing bus Cusco Peru … the wet blue seats of the double-decker sightseeing bus in the Cusco rain … Werewolf Mardi Gras float New Orleans 2007 … the blue werewolf’s face on a Mardi Gras float as I scream for beads … Blue Andes Inca Trail Peru … the blue Andes surrounding us on the Inca Trail as we hike toward Machu Picchu … Blue ceramic Fes Morocco … the blue ceramics of FesUS Open blue tennis court … the blue tennis court of Louis Armstrong Stadium as the New York crowd goes wild … Blue sea and sky Windmill Mykonos Greece … the deep blue sea and sky in front of a windmill on Mykonos … Daniel and David on kayak 2005 … the blue kayak my sons hop on by themselves in upstate New York … The Bulldog coffee shop Amsterdam … the blue Bulldog sign of an Amsterdam coffee shop …  Blue alleys in Rabat Morocco … the lovely light blue walls of twisting alleys in the Kasbah des Oudayas … Cliff Walk Newport … the crashing blue waves during a brilliant winter’s day on the Cliff Walk in Newport … Blue jellyfish Florida beach … the bubbly blue jellyfish on a Florida beach … Blue tuk tuk Bangkok Thailand … the dusty blue tuk-tuk in Thailand whose driver deceives us … Bellydancer in blue costume Morocco … the scanty blue costume of a Moroccan belly dancer … Blue domes Santorini Greece … the iconic blue domes of Santorini … Blue raft whitewater Rio Balsa Costa Rica 2012 … the blue raft I’m terrified I’ll fall out of on the Rio BalsaOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA … the blue of the Greek flag against the blue of the Greek sky … Blue bike helmets Chicago … the bright blue bike helmets we don in Chicago … Blue turban and grey turban Fes Medina … the deep blue turban on my older son as we prepare to enter the SaharaWhite church blue sky Greece … the blue sky framing a blindingly white church … Blue dusk in a village square Lake Titicaca Peru … the blue dusk of a celebrating village on Lake Titicaca

“The only thing I knew how to do
Was to keep on keepin’ on like a bird that flew
Tangled up in blue”
— Bob Dylan

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Blue boats of Essaouira Morocco strip

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About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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11 Responses to Tangled Up in Blue

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  2. Great idea to publish the blue pix — they were beautiful!
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  3. Elsa says:

    Lovely beautiful blue!
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  4. soapie says:

    Ooh, great photos of different variations of blue.
    i haven’t visited Santorini but one day, hope to! the blue architecture is really intriguing.

    also, my friend’s friend is one of the blue men in blue man group! =D i don’t think he’s the one in your photo though. =)
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    • Marcy says:

      Thanks, Soapie. Santorini was beautiful–and I really loved some of the smaller, less busy islands I was able to visit too. We loved seeing the Blue Man Group (small world!) So creative and surprising!

  5. Natalie says:

    I love how memories work, the connections we make–you capture that so well here. To sum up such a journey? It sounds positively incredible, Marcy. I want to be you when I grow up. 😉
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  6. Daniel Nest says:

    That’s a lot of great blue-themed pictures. Helps that blue is my favorite color, too!
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