Longer than many book trailers, at its current length of 5:34, it is more of a video description than a quick piece but representative of the type of novel “The Agony of Joy” is: of serious themes dealing with child sexual abuse, family rejection due to sexuality, anxiety and depression disorders and prescription drug over usage. All the same, it is mediative and very much a story of love, passion and promise.
Description: “Former model turned actor Adrian Lee can barely list age range ’23-29′ on his resumé anymore nor stand his life of empty social events and appearances, meaningless roles and casual partners. When he meets Alexander Skizetsky by clever arrangement of his agent, the enigmatic yet infinitely attractive Russian kindles a little light of hope in his aching heart. Yet even the beginnings of a romance beyond his wildest dreams cannot assuage a life spiraling out of control.
The long estrangement from his devout Irish parents and family and the dark secrets they all share combine to drive him to the brink of despair though Lexx is determined to stay by his side. After locking away his own memories of betrayal and loss, Lexx had decided never to love again but something in Adrian spurs the noblest intentions of his formerly jaded heart. Returning in pilgrimmage to his homeland, he brings Adrian along on a journey of rebirth, revelation and redemption.”
For an excerpt of this contemporary gay fiction novel, please visit The Journey of Red Haircrow, on GLBT Bookshelf.
And you cannot change
the mistakes of the past,
scarce the one decision
that so completely sealed
love’s eventual fate
even before the first
letter was yet sealed.
Nor can regret change
anything except perhaps
how you lift your eyes
to the horizon-if you still can.
Chill and quiet and resignation
are the things from which
I now try to draw strength,
the things, like tears,
that shall forevermore
from me flow.
20 February 2012
With warmer temperature currently being experienced, only in the single digits and rain intermittently washing away the snow, Scharmützelsee is slowly returning to its totally liquid state, but I was fortunate to arrive the day before the weather changed. I was lucky to be able to take more photos of the ice, before it changed. The first series of photos of Scharmützelsee. These are a sample, and like the other series, all photos can be found on my Facebook Fanpage, log in required.
Scharmützelsee is a large lake located in the eastern area of Germany, and is surrounded with a series of residences, resort and vacation homes and hotels, and small villages. Some places are more closely populated, but the majority of the spaces remain “au natural.” My photos travel from Petersdorf, (‘dorf’ meaning village in German), Bad Saarow, Pieskow, Diensdorf and Radlow, and from mid-morning to sundown.
I again walked myself to a pain, can’t resist keeping going to forward to find the perfect spot for photomaking.
- Diensdorf Docks by Red Haircrow
- Lone Skiier by Red Haircrow
- Sunlit Reeds by Red Haircrow
- Reeds by Red Haircrow
- Waiting Boats by Red Haircrow
- “Schwedenhäuser” – Swedish Style Vacation Homes by Red Haircrow
- Original Schwendenhaus Circa 1911 by Red Haircrow
- High Point Lakeview by Red Haircrow
- Returning Storks by Red Haircrow
- Setting Sun by Red Haircrow
- Fierce Sunset by Red Haircrow
And then a series of enhance photos focused on ice blocking and natural light:
- Gamma Ice by Red Haircrow
- Gamma Ice Series by Red Haircrow
- Spectrum Ice by Red Haircrow
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