SIN'S STILL IN THE HOUSE - WITH HER POINT&SHOOT CAMERA THIS TIME!
IT'S NOT THE CAMERA THAT COUNTS (OK WELL, MAYBE A BIT) IT'S WHAT YOU DO WITH IT!
This shot was taken last Friday on my walk along the Thames from Shakespeare's (Yep, the other man in my life) Globe to Westminster. I had the Olympus 700 with me (Thanks, Rakhee) and was blissfully snapping away - if it wasn't for the battery, I wolud have come home with a lot more frames than the 89 I had to contend with. You can see another image I posted on 2.07.06.
QUALITY TIME... ALONE
Language... has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone. ~Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now
In the mad rush of passers-by, the distant thunder of traffic, the busy hustle and bustle of urbanscapes and the gruelling grinding stone of 9 to 5, it is a refreshing oasis to find time to yourself, stand back, stand tall, stand alone... to sit back a while, sit and listen, sit and watch the world go by. Sit back and have a chat with your inner self, find your balance again, find your anchor of sanity. Far from the madding crowd, we pull ourselves back, in solitary, and pull ourselves together, to go on with renewed strength.
Just like Henry David Thoreau who said, "I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion," find yourself a 'pumpkin' today, a bench by the riverside, the green grass in the park, the comfy brown chair in a coffeeshop, uncrowded by those around you and the niggling worries of yesterday, today or tomorrow, and have quality time with yourself.
Words and photography by Sinem
"Ars longa, vita brevis."
*** One year on, standing tall and proud,
From beneath the ashes and the dust,
London, my second hometown
Graceful in its determined defiance
Has not come down, will not go down.***
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