06 August 2018
Taken in Camera+ and edited in Snapseed, iColorama and Pixlr.
Click onto image to enlarge. Let me know your response to this abstraction. Prints are available upon request.
The saying goes: Absence makes the heart grow fonder. If that is true, then we have a lot of love and mystery in our lives. But we also have much certainty and uncertainty. For various good and not-so-good reasons, absence comes and goes into our lives and universe. Which means there is room for reactions that blend the real with the imagined, and give us reason to be joyful.
Absence can be revealed in a sundry of effects upon our lives. Sometimes they are brilliant beacons in a life that now has much daily anxiety attached to it. So that surprise brilliance can will itself into an array of interior glorious grace and gratitude.
These out-of-the-blue observations apply to my present state of mindfulness where the almost unexpected and the planned have intersected. This confluence will take me away from my blogging for some time, probably at least four weeks.
With fortune on my side this mini-sabbatical from the internet will bring a huge rainbow to my days and nights. To celebrate and contemplate this short departure I leave you with an image of hope.
What is to transpire in my absence is not necessary to detail. What is essential is the experience, and how it will shape me. That implies hope with capitals to emphasize the actual and the possible.
Until we meet again I’ll graze on the intersection of our lives, and how much my Lens and Pens blog has given me: time to grow creatively and time to meet individuals on similar journeys. Your presence in my life has enriched me and for that I am grateful.
There are countless ways, both positively and negatively, that we find ourselves are actively or clandestinely absent from life, from ourselves and from others. I work to embrace those differences and their effects upon me. While I am absent from this blogging endeavor, enjoy your days and nights, enjoy every moment of your life.
As a reminder of nature’s splendor, I made a wave of floral wonders. It represents the abundance of the natural world, and the gifts given to me each and every day. And for that I have great certainty and clarity.
Below are three quotes from The New York Times and its current ad campaign on the theme of truth:
The truth challenges unchecked power.
The truth exposes a crisis of ethics.
The truth examines due process.