I am always reading about and wanting to see things in a different way. Yet, like most photographers I expect to see the open wings of a butterfly. I often find myself waiting on a butterfly, thinking, “I wish he would open his wings.” Heck, the butterfly is sitting there almost yelling at me “hey, I got a face too you know!” So in the interest of trying to see things as they come to me, and to not judge by how I want things to be, here is the face side of the afore posted butterfly. Introduce yourself properly and enjoy the view you are presented. Find something nice to say, like “my what a nice shade of purple your eyes are!” monos en theos †††† james L
“To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.”
― Ansel Adams
Wear both sets of your eyes today, take & see…†…monos en theos…jim
Sometimes my view of the world seems to be much like the way it was reflected in an old camera. Some of you can remember having to try and frame a photo while looking down at a view that was totally reversed from the scene you wanted. Like trying to cut your own hair in a mirror left became right, up became down. It all could get very confusing and frustrating trying to get your view to match your vision.
So it is with our view of life. We lose focus of the view we want and settle for what is reflected. We can see the gate and the path we need to follow. Sometimes we have to go right when it seems we should go left. Yet right is always right.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:14-14
The path is narrow and it is seldom straight. ††† en theos ††† jimwork
ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE LEAF!
I know we can get up on the wrong side of the bed, we can also drive on the wrong side of the road. I always say I am on the wrong side of the camera if it is pointed at me. I am left-handed and so I am on the right side of my brain most of the time. Are you?
I found this unidentified insect perched on this blade of reed grass. I wanted to try and see what kind of bug it was, but I was blocked by the fact there was a yucky (a real scientific term) large puddle on the sunny side of the leaf. I was seemingly stuck on the wrong side of the leaf!
But the more I pondered my view, I was only on the wrong side of one view, I had a marvelous view from where I was, right or wrong?
Enjoy life from whatever side you happen to be on at the time†††nada te turbe†††††jim