quietus –noun, plural -tus⋅es. A finishing stroke; anything that effectually ends or settles: discharge or release from life.
This week is about quietus and release from life and/or the finishing stroke.
Since this week is about websites that sell things here is the link to Lennon's official website and the page with the cool t-shirts that are for sale...http://johnlennon.store2.livenation.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/artist?artistName=John+Lennon&sourceCode=JLEWEB
On another note of quietus, master photographer Irvin Penn left us with his finishing stroke after 92 years this week. The last sixty or so he created images that continue to inspire photographers and artists alike. He worked many years for Vogue magazine and managed to change the way images for magazines were shot in his own creative and elegant way. He simplified his images, used natural light when he could, didn't create fancy sets if he didn't have to. In fact many of his portraits he shot in the bare walled corner of his studio.
When you have a moment look up his images, notice the simplicity and grace. Another man whose "voice" will resonate for the decades to come.http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&source=hp&q=irving+penn+photographs&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=45rSSqWFCYvmM9mD-ZQD&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CBkQsAQwAA