Thursday, November 21, 2013

Winter Coming On


Maybe it's this stage of life, or maybe it's just winter coming on, but I find these images by Steve McCurry oddly comforting ... yes, the threshold of the new:

 http://stevemccurry.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/threshold-of-the-new/






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  1. I love your header with the horses in the snow! The young man leading the elderly woman by the hand is so sweet and heart-warming. You get the feeling that he helps her often and takes great care and responsibility in it.

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    1. Isn't that a great image of the horses? Yes, I find those two together very heartening. and I agree with your thoughts about it... Thanks, Janice.

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  2. These are fabulous images, Teresa. Thanks for sharing them with us. To rearrange your observation slightly, perhaps it's that winter is coming on at this stage of life. Without being too morose about it, that's a feeling I frequently have, this notion of going into the uncertain terrain of a new and somewhat challenging season.

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    1. I'm so glad you like them, too, George. It is probably a mixture of these two that I'm feeling, as you suggest. I'm actually quite excited about this next phase, but yes, challenging.
      And, you have a wonderful new place to explore!

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  3. Always enjoy McCurry's photos of our world's cultures. His work is outstanding. Nice -- barbara

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    1. I'm so glad I discovered it. Once in a while I can't help but share it.

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  4. I looked through these images earlier this week. I subscribed to his blog, and even though I don't always pay attention or even open the email if I'm swamped, I did pay attention to these. I'm glad you've linked to them here and given me a nudge to look at them again.

    That I'm home to be doing such things is a direct result of winter coming on, in the most physical way possible. The front we've been expecting hit just ten minutes ago. The wind is up, the windows are down and the temperature is falling. We'll stay above freezing, but there's nothing like a 30 degree temperature drop to make heart-warming images even more appealing.

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    1. I've read about your cold front so unusual as is the deep cold we're experiencing here. It seems everywhere is colder than usual ... an interesting mirror... welcome home! Stay warm!

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  5. Actually we are less than a month away from the beginning of "Pre-Spring." On December 21st the days start getting
    longer. That can only mean one thing --------- Spring is not far away. My glass of beer is always half full.

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    1. ... and I'm so glad it is ... thank you, Steven.

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  6. The picture carries wonderful message. No matter whether animate or inanimate creation, all needs some form of supports and dependency. The ship needed some support to dock [silently:)], and the old man needed some support too. Life is pregnant with messages that carry hidden meanings. Nice to be here again.

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    1. Yes, it certainly is, and I'm so grateful for your insights. It's good to see you again ...

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  7. His photos are wonderful. Oddly comforting is a good way to put it. Thanks for sharing them.

    As I get older I can appreciate the quote, "Old age is always fifteen years older than I am." :) But I recall the answer Muhammad Ali gave a long time when asked if he feared getting old. His response was something like, "Nooooo. I want to be old. Very old. I hope someday to be an old, old man."

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    1. Hi Bill, Yes, I keep moving the boundaries of this aging thing. Middle age is now extended into my 70's. :)
      I'm wondering if that saying by Ali is where my father got it ... when I used to tell him I didn't want to get old ... he said, "I do. I want to get very very old." He got to 85. Not nearly old enough is how I'm seeing it now. But then, one's health might determine that perspective, also. Thanks for commenting.

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  8. Hello Teresa, what lovely portraits of people from all over the world. That man from Afghanistan has got some strong eyes. I love that little old woman from Burma, she is so sweet. I like the words between the pictures. Someone once said that enthusiasm is the most beautiful word - and enthusiasm is also a gift which keeps you young! At least inside! Strong and young eyes are also a special gift. Do you remember the photo of Ernest Hemingway ?

    And I'm still fascinated by those horses in the header!
    And I think we'll soon have snow here. I can feel it in the air!
    Cheers
    Grethe ´)

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    1. Hi Grethe! I was quite taken with that man's eyes, also. And the woman from Burma. We are especially drawn to the same people... :) I just saw photo of Hemingway today and was taken by the strength in his eyes.

      I love that image of horses, too! I feel as though I'm standing across from them.
      Stay warm, dear lady!

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  9. The perspective on this photograph is awesome!

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