Pain, it's the only thing that causes growth.
I suppose there are other ways to learn, and I expect that for the truly gifted there is an ability to learn from other people's pain, but not me, and not, I suspect, most people out there.
Pain, you see can do many things, and they are not all bad.
Physical pain, like muscle soreness, or training injuries, can in the long run make us stronger. Emotional pain has the same effect, it can burn us down till we feel weak and helpless, but in the end we will be left with a stronger frame that we can rebuild upon. Emotional pain is like a fire which can burn away obsolete and outdated modes of operation, and enable us to become that which we might always have dreamed we could be.
So, my friend, you have burned, what will you be now?
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The shots of the waterfall entrigue me, same waterfall, but one shot is filled with color, while the next is all greens. I wasn't looking for anything, but one thing that has captured me in any garden of this type is the ability for the feel of the landscape to change from one vantage to another. Textures, color, and emotion are all bundled in gardens like this, and they encourage introspection. As much introspection as you can have when being called by a four year old who wants a hot chocolate.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I took pictures of the garden as I walked around it. I had no agenda, other than to look at the leaves, and stones, and water, and let the feelings they inspired wash over me. I find gardens to be peaceful places, especially this one. And I couldn't have asked for a better day.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Recently I recieved an invite from a friend, let's call him Bill. He is one of those people in my life who, by his very presence forces me to think about the world around me. Anyway, he invited me to view photos of this Japanese Garden in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. I went to think, but I took my daughter, so I didn't get to think so much, but I did take alot of pictures.
Thanks Bill, for making me want to get there again.