Saturday, May 16, 2009

Far and near: Ten

D300 - 12 mm, 1/200 sec f/20, ISO 200


Grounded to the ancient sands...
treading in the footsteps of others.

Time is not easily tracked...
by the shifting of the sand.

Sands of time, barely marked
by our passing.

We'd better think of the past like footsteps on sand:
as vivid as they may seem, they are completely inconsistent.
A. Chincarini

9 comments:

  1. Yes, I think your sentiment captures the essence of a sandy footprint well. :D

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  2. yes, completely inconsistent & so quickly blow away

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  3. We'd better think of the past like footsteps on sand:
    as vivid as they may seem, they are completely inconsistent.
    Oh, I love, love, love that!

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  4. How about:
    I can not fill your footstep;
    you can not fill mine. ~R

    This also reminds me of a quote:
    "Do not go where the path may lead,
    go instead where there is no path
    and leave a trail."
    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  5. Love the thoughts...AC, yours are so true, but sometimes those footprints leave such a lovely mark.

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  6. Thank you for your comments and contributions. As some of you know, I have recently been very busy and my blogging activity has greatly suffered. My apologies therefore for the lack of commenting and late answering to your keen words.
    Rest assured I am using my time proficiently...

    P.S. while talking to Strawberrygirl, we were exchanging ideas on the symbolic equation sand=time, so vividly readable in all contributions. I'd like to hear your opinion on it :-)

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  7. Hi AC!!

    I thought of a little poem the inspiration of which was partially your last "Far and Near" picture. Here is a link (I posted the picture at the head of the poem and linked to you) :D

    http://creativelywritten.blogspot.com/2009/05/secrets.html#comments

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  8. Nice ones.
    I have given you an award. More details there.
    (I know you've got it already but nobody said you could not get it twice - or more)

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  9. @ strawberrygirl & spacedlaw: thank you for your patience and thoughtful links.
    As you may have realized, my mind has recently been diverted on more pressing matters.

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