“…is it the wish—the dreamlike, bombastic wish—to stand once again at that point in my life and be able to take a completely different direction than the one that has made me who I am now?
“There is something peculiar about this wish, it smacks of paradox and logical peculiarity. Because the one who wishes it—isn’t the one who, still untouched by the future, stands at the crossroads. Instead, it is, the one marked by the future become past who wants to go back to the past, to revoke the irrevocable. And would he want to revoke it if he hadn’t suffered it. …it’s the absurd wish to go back behind myself in time and take myself—the one marked by events—along on this journey.” ~P Mercier (Night Train to Lisbon, pp. 51-54)
“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” ~ Heraclitus
When my heart came to rule in the world of love, it was freed from both belief and from disbelief.
On this journey, I found the problem to be myself.
When I went beyond myself, the pathway finally opened. ~Mahsati Ganjavi
This weekPatti invites us to explore the various composition elements that invite viewers to focus on the subject : leading lines, patterns, color, contrast, selective focus, freezing the action, doorways or arches, or human/animal eyes.
Nonverbal communication: It is suggested that 50 to 75% of all communication is transmission through our eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, posture and the distance between people. We also understand messages through variations of body language, distance and physical environments.
In the mountain depths, Treading through the crimson leaves, The wandering stag calls. When I hear the lonely cry, Sad–how sad!–the autumn is ~Sarumaru (cited: Ogura Hyakunin Isshu)
did others sit here too waiting for spring? old tatami mat ~Issa (haiku.guy)
blooming plum– the voices of children sound reverent ~Issa (haikuguy.com)
A haiku…is a way in which the cold winter rain, the swallows of evening, even the very day in its hotness, and the length of the night, become truly alive, share in our humanity, speak their own silent and expressive language. (cited: Haiku: Eastern Culture)
Symbols are objects that conveys agreed upon messages within a particular group of people.
Harry Nilsson, Every Body is Talking’
Ride and jump on over to HorseAddict to join in this week’s lens-artist’s photo challenge: communication