A Vincent Mounier Photography Blog

Farewell to the Rock - Part 5
March 29, 2005
The dice have been thrown. I am officially homeless and unemployed. Scary void, extraordinary freedom. I have music playing very loud, shielding me from the unforgiving world out there with a blanket of sounds and lyrics, for a while longer. People smile and stare, my journey has become strange to them for they are unwilling to lower their own guard and must keep up with the pointless race, day after day. C'est chacun pour soi et dieu pour tous, après tout. Hours pass ...
A little aviation humour
March 25, 2005
I'm not pro-military, and I love aviation. The following belong to both categories, to be smiled at, nothing else... "Basic Flying Rules: Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there." "When one engine fails on a twin-engine airplane you always have enough power left to get you to the scene of t...
The Bloody Bay Wall Daily Classified
March 20, 2005
Handsome male seahorse, works as seaman, still quite seaworthy, multiple bands, very long snout, loves music ("I've been through the desert on a seahorse with no name..."), never seasick, seack sense of humour, lives in prime Bloody Bay location with view down the Drop Off, unafraid of giant divers, will carry offsprings, seaks attractive female seahorse with seamilar qualities to share seafood and seaweed, admire the seascape, take short nocturnal rides on the seaway looki...
Daily snapshots
March 20, 2005
A Jewfish, recently renamed Goliath Grouper (!?), sits under a black light at the popular Dancing Minnow night club ;-)The end of winter brings tormented weather, but tonight the seas settle down on Bloody Bay.West Indies Whistling Ducks doing Tai Chi at sunset on the Booby Pond....
Geoloc summary
March 20, 2005
)arrow Our world is a small place! The internet has definitely erased borders and shrunk distances. Here is a summary of the international visits this web site has received since the Geoloc feature was implemented:(Let's keep in mind that every time I log in for maintenance and posts, I register a hit which most of the time shows me as being in the States, for some weird reason, hence the much higher count for that country)United States - 1332 Canada - 188 Cay...
Point of no return
March 16, 2005
)arrow Suddenly there is no going back, no way out, you're committed. It's the moment when bridges collapse behind you, when doors are slammed and silently locked. The shores you left behind are but a memory, having faded in the haze, out of sight and out of mind. Each new step carries the entire weight of your mission and the threat of quick sands jumps out of the dusty pages of an old book, all too real now, demanding respect. Faces become blurry, masked by your speed and...
10th of bloody March - I should have known...
March 11, 2005
Well it seems this blog is going to slow down for a while. My brand new laptop's LCD screen just died on me and I think I need a new inverter. Needless to say the odds of me finding one before I leave here are slightly worse than the odds I'll become Miss Universe. My only hope is to find an old external monitor; if I don't, I'll have limited email access from the office, but that's pretty much it... Did I mention I hate love f!$#%$&*#$*ing computers?...
Living the questions
March 8, 2005
)arrow Here's a wonderful text that was sent to me by a friend. It echoes my opinion that the destination isn't so important, it's the ride that counts. Thanks Julie!)oquote ... I would like to beg you, ... to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be abl...
Choosing a new blog name
March 6, 2005
)arrow I'll make this a sticky post for a while, not having received enough opinions about the supremely essential issue of this blog's name. I'm considering renaming this fine piece of unnecessary litterature from The Portal to either Godspeed (see a few entries below) or the newcomer The Chronicles of Vinnick, which hopefully sounds so completely pompous that it'll be funny. And of course having seen the movie helps too ;-)Comments and suggestions welcome! ...
Farewell to the Rock - Part 4
March 3, 2005
Since I've already begun the day with a quote, I'll let Duke Leto summarize the essence of this entry about leaving the Rock: I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens... The sleeper must awaken. From the classic Dune ...