Saturday, March 16, 2013
Footprints and Watch Sunsets or Sunrises (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
I came across an image long ago of a solitary set of footprints in the sand accompanied by a quote about how "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again."
For some reason, that particular combination of image and quote has stuck in my mind so strongly over the years that whenever I see a solitary set of footprints in the sand (like I did when turning to look back midway through a stroll one afternoon along Cheung Sha beach), I get to thinking of them. Amazing re the deep impression and impact certain images and words can make on one, right?
On a less philosophical note, Gattina's choice of Photo Hunt theme for this week (as opposed to Sandi's) got me thinking about how I really am not an early riser. So even while I think sunrises are lovely, I hardly ever am awake when the sun and sky put on their early morning show! (For the record, the sunrise shot that's the third photo from the top of this blog post was taken in Ludwigshafen, on the first morning of a German vacation I took back in 2010 -- and the reason I was up so early is because I was jetlagged!!)
On the other hand, I've viewed my share of sunsets. Often I do so when I'm on a vessel or in a vehicle (the middle photo at the top of this blog entry was taken from a bus, by the way) but I also have paused at a spot in order to enjoy the late sun and sky show that I think I've come to love even more since my shutterbug took hold in earnest! ;)