early morning reading

contemplative photography 3

“…It was a dazzling morning in June, the morning brightness flooded unmoving through the streets—I was standing in the Rua Garrett at a display widow where the blinding light made me look at my reflection instead of the merchandise. …I was about to make my way inside through the shadowy funnels of my hands, when behind my reflection—it reminded me of a threatening storm shadow that changed the world—the figure of a tall man emerged. He stood still…his look strayed and finally fixed on me. We humans: what do we know of one another? …The stranger saw a gaunt man with graying hair, a narrow, stern face and dark eyes behind round lenses in gold frames. I cast a searching place at my reflection. …I looked like an arrogant misanthrope who looked down on everything human, a misanthrope with a mocking comment ready for every thing and everyone. That was the impression the smoking man must have gotten.

How wrong he was!” ~ Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon (77-78)

weekly photo challenge: windows within windows

Jen at Traveling at wits end invites photographers who love window images to open themselves to moments of windows within windows.  This moment was accompanied by a silent voice, “ah…here I am windowS within a window as well as windows within a reflection!”

windowswithinwindows

 

weekly photo challenge: curve

If anyone

is going to my hometown,

send a message that

I have passed

Omi Province.

~Ryokan*

100dayssundrive

submitted in response to Cheri’s photo challenge “…get inspired by the curves around you…”

*cited:

Sky Above, Great Wind

Trans: K Tanahashi