Random DoubleQuotes for later reference

[ by Charles Cameron — a resource, mostly for myself ]

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I’ll use this post to drop in random DoubleQuotes I run across, for storage — so I won’t need to trouble you with every example I find, but they’ll all still here for your consideration should you choose — and for any future writing I may do on the topic.

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From the Rio Olympics, the celebrated women’s basketball match with hijab vs bukini:

egypt sports

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Two options for a child in Syria, enshrined in two “iconic” photos, and presented as a lose-lose choice by Khalid Albaih.

khalidalbaih dq syrian children stay or go

Albaih has a terrific eye for symmetries, as you can see from these two other examples:

  • Khalid Albaih, Tree of Life
  • Khalid Albaih, Egypt sentences more than 680 people to death
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    Quite different — but also Syria — is this tweet with its paired images of Aleppo —

    16th-c. Ottoman miniature by Matrak├ži Nasuh depicting the city of Aleppo in Syria w/ historic citadel in center pic.twitter.com/kM2Mtirm25

    — Ballandalus (@Ballandalus) August 1, 2016

    If I had my druthers I’d move from photo-reality into illuminated-manuscript-world, and from now into back then. Or would I? And are we really in photo-reality anyway, or is that an optical illusion?

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    There will be more — I’ll just drop them quietly in, here or in the comments section.

    4 comments on this post.
    1. Charles Cameron:

    2. Charles Cameron:

      More on the “burkini” business:
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    3. Charles Cameron:

      Here’s a juicy one from Tim Furnish, who will be speaking at DragonCon this coming weekend:

    4. Charles Cameron:

      Not a DoubleQuote but an addition to the burkini series:
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      https://twitter.com/IStandWithAhmed/status/770355644792659968
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      https://twitter.com/IStandWithAhmed/status/770355644792659968