Time For Rest

December 21, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimboston-01 (1 of 1)“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum

Take a Bow

December 21, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimnyc-29bw (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimnyc-28 (1 of 1)“I remember every single spot of light that ever gouged a shadow beside your bones.”
― Zelda Fitzgerald

Secret Santa

December 21, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-11 (1 of 1)  december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-07 (1 of 1) december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-12 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-05 (1 of 1) december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-04 (1 of 1)  december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-01 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-03 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimsecretsanta-10 (1 of 1)“I don’t want to live, I want to love first and live incidentally.”
― Zelda Fitzgerald

Pre Show

December 21, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimboston-13 (1 of 1) december2014-johnnyswimboston-14 (1 of 1)“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.”
― Haruki Murakami

Brown Johnny Cash

December 19, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimnyc-50 (1 of 1)“Even bad times have good things in them to make you feel alive.”
― Nick Hornby

Drummer Boy

December 18, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimnyc-16 (1 of 1)“I love the relationship that anyone has with music … because there’s something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. … It’s the best part of us probably …”
― Nick Hornby

Bowery Ballroom: First Night

December 18, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimnyc-15 (1 of 1)   december2014-johnnyswimnyc-06 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimnyc-04 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimnyc-05 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimnyc-14 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimnyc-02 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimnyc-13 (1 of 1)“The plain state of being human is dramatic enough for anyone; you don’t need to be a heroin addict or a performance poet to experience extremity. You just have to love someone.”
― Nick Hornby

Historic Moment

December 17, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimcuba-01 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimcuba-02 (1 of 1)“But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.”
— José Martí

Washington DC

December 17, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimdc-15 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimdc-01 (1 of 1) december2014-johnnyswimdc-09 (1 of 1) december2014-johnnyswimdc-13 (1 of 1)   december2014-johnnyswimdc-22 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimdc-17 (1 of 1)The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the globe . . . The sea is only a receptacle for all the prodigious, supernatural things that exist inside it. It is only movement and love; it is the living infinite.”
― Anthony Doerr

Green Room

December 17, 2014

december2014-johnnyswimdc-20 (1 of 1)december2014-johnnyswimdc-21 (1 of 1)“To be in love was to be dazed twenty times a morning: by the latticework of frost on his windshield; by a feather loosed from his pillow; by a soft, pink rim of light over the hills.”
― Anthony Doerr