Stripted to its basics, this is a photograph of weeping willows and other trees surrounding a calm body of water. There’s a mottled sky overhead and no people to be seen. My additional goal for this image, besides rendering the landscape well, was to create in the viewer a meditative state that arises from seeing this view. I am well aware that it’s a conceit to believe I can but just trying was well worth the effort.
On a busy street still as stone; calm and quiet; not alone.
Warm fingers reach out
Tearing their way through jewels
Of deep blue velvet
It’s not the future, it’s not the past. All we have is now.
Often it’s the best.
No digital devices, no plastic toys, simplicity is the key! This is one fine kid! Would that more of us follow his example.
Hiding in the gloom of our lives are memories of things gone and yet to come. If we allow ourselves to be comfortable in this sometimes troubled low light place, slowly there will come peace.