Stay at Home Order … day 22 plus 14 seclusion retreat days
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Words by Mumon
When the sky is clear the sun appears,
When the earth is parched rain will fall.
He opened his heart fully and spoke out,
But it was useless to talk to pigs and fish. ~Mumon
(Cited: Trans: N Senzaki & P Reps, The Gateless Gate/Learning is not the Path)
Nikon D750 f/5.6 1/1250s 82mm 400 ISO
Continuing with my return to composition basics: The composition elements within this image are:
leading and parallel lines
rule of thirds with points on right side of image leading into the image as well as human figure on the #3 point of the rule of thirds.
I chose to mute the colors as this image seemed to be a bit cluttered and black and white editing was a bit boring.
As always I appreciate constructive feedback…thanks for joining me on this learning journey. Patience seems to be fading across Mother Earth.
image and poem submitted in response to gc weekly prompts: vulnerability
Sony RX1003 f/2.8 1/250s 18.89mm 80 ISO
Sony RX100 f/1.8 1/640 8.8mm 80 ISO
Miriam (The Showers of Blessings) a Lens-Artists guest host defines reflection/mirror photography as using “… reflective surfaces to create an artistic echo of a scene. This type of photography can add an interesting spin to locations that are hot spots for photographers such as oceans, lakes, puddles, and even rain drops.”
As the Government refuses to move an inch continuing the resistance is critical!facebook
“The BC and Federal Governments have abruptly stepped away from talks that were scheduled for this week as the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary chiefs justly stated they would not ask other Nations to stand down as a precondition to having Nation to Nation talks.
“Powerful actions and a widespread will to struggle against injustice have proliferated in response to the raid on Tyendinaga as anger grows at the Government’s use of force and steadfast refusal to negotiate in good faith.
“The Government’s demand that blockades end for talks to begin illustrate how powerful this movement is and how afraid they are of widespread and sustained Indigenous resistance. The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary chiefs have asked for people to continue to act in support of their demands.
“… people have risen up in defiance of colonial injunctions and set up new rail and road blockades across the country: Over 500 people shut down rail traffic in Toronto, The Port of Vancouver was shut down for over 24 hours, Kahnawake Mohawks reinforced their barricades in response to an injunction, Indigenous youth retook the BC Legislature vowing to stay until Nation to Nation talks occur, and new rail blockades went up in Chase, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Hamilton, Gitxsan territory, Lennoxville among many other incredible actions.
“As police begin to act more aggressively towards new blockades many people have made tactical temporary retreats avoiding arrests and setting themselves up to continue to struggle in a sustained fashion.”
Sony RX1003 f/3.2 1/500s 8.8mm 80 ISO
Image posted in response to Cee’s Photo Challenges: black and white photo challenge…
- black and white photography
- sepia tones
- selective color with the majority of the photo being in black and white
Nikon D750 f/7.1 1/1250s 85mm 800 ISO
Image submitted in response to Cee’s photo challenge: leading lines
I am puzzled about how life simply seems to go on while there are so many ongoing wars and wars within wars. I ask, “How do I go on with my daily life blinded to the manifestation of so much suffering…so much destruction of lives, hopes, dreams and procreation of anger, trauma, and rejected/negated refugees?” “Do I have an unconscious belief in an impenetrable barrier between those in unknown parts of world and I?” “Does identifying people as those and them serve to further eradicate them from humanity…to lessen a moral imperative?” “What kind of world would it be if humans were forced to silently pause during the duration of pounding missiles? or maybe…during frozen moments of time between bombings?”
multi-tasking: cell gazing while protesting
“The US and Britain have been making war in the Middle East for 18 years without pause. The “conflicts of 9/11” must rank among the cruelest and most costly and senseless of the post-imperial age, says Simon Jenkins.
Unknowable thousands of civilians have died, and billions of pounds’ worth of property been destroyed. Christianity has been all but wiped out in the region, and some the finest cities in the ancient world have been bombed flat. No audit has been made of this. The opportunity cost must be unthinkable. What diseases might have been eradicated, what climate crisis relieved. “
cited: the guardian, 11/15/19
Those who justify war with lies and hidden agendas,
“Speak to the hand, cuz I not listening!”
Hop on over to Travel with Intent’s to join this week’s Six Word Saturday challenge.