firebird photography

“Now I know grief is a whetstone that sharpens all your love, all your happiest memories, into blades that tear you apart from within. Something has been torn out from inside me that will never be filled up, not ever, no matter how long I live. They say “time heals,” but even now, less than a week after my father’s death, I know that’s a lie. What people really mean is that eventually you’ll get used to the pain. You’ll forget who you were without it; you’ll forget what you looked like without your scars.”

Claudia Gray, A Thousand Pieces of You

Ekaterina Kondaurova in “The Firebird”. © Natasha Razina.

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Tons of fun at Rumble Seat Music in Ithaca, New York. Goodies here include 3 mid-60s Gibson Non-Reverse Firebirds, 2 late 60s Fender Telecasters (plus an interesting replica of the very first B-Bender Tele!), a lovely mid-60s Epiphone Casino, and a gorgeous mid-60s blackface Fender Vibrolux Reverb amp.