Sometimes luck is with you, and sometimes not, but the important thing is to take the dare. Those who climb mountains or raft rivers understand this.
Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.
-Margaret J. Wheatley
Sit by a river. Find peace and meaning in the rhythm of the lifeblood of the Earth.
Today is the Tenth of Tevet, and is a Jewish fast day (a minor fast). The Tenth of Tevet marks the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem 2,500 years ago. Read about it here, and also here.
The poem below is from a Jewish prayer book of mine. I have always found it to be extremely comforting.
I wonder if
anything is impossible
to a G-d
who can make
evergreen trees with black trunks
cast blue shadows
on white snow
Today we should reflect on our deeds, and repent for our wrongs.
Speaking of reflecting…I was listening to the news last night, and there was a segment on a man who has a very short time to live. One of his doctors suggested he make a “bucket list”, and so he did. One of the top items was for him to have an iconic type of portrait taken. It was made possible, and he had his photograph taken by a professional photographer. He said, “It’s very important to me to have some kind of image that will remind people of where I was and that I was here, and that’s the most important thing to me,” I thought his statement was so poignant…I shed a few tears.
Here is the online post of his NBCLA TV segment.
My goodness…what a heartfelt story.
Wilhelm Brasse, Auschwitz photographer dies at 95. He was a former prisoner, himself who was forced to take the photographs.
December 23, 2012 – 10 Tevet, 5773
Once again it is time for Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, and Shadow Shot Sunday.
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February 26, 2012 – 3 Adar, 5772
The photographs above were taken from the shoulder of a freeway five years++ ago, looking down onto the Caney Fork River in TN. There were people fishing in the river. It made for a wonderful sunny day sight, and I was so glad that I had stopped to take a look.
It is time for three Wednesday memes:
Nature Notes Wednesday
Please visit these photo memes to see more wonderful captures from around the world.
The photographs were taken in Long Beach, CA. The first one shows the Queen Mary, which is now a hotel, offers tours, and has exhibits and so much more. Read about it, here. All Aboard!
Visit Outdoor Wednesday for more outdoor photographs from around the world.
Visit ABC Wednesday for some wonderful photographs themed around the alphabet.
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