Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Contrasts in Life


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So many contrasts in life:
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Complexity and simplicity,
Blue skies and grey days,
Winter and spring,
Warmth and cold.
Dualities everywhere.
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And the experience of one
depends on our knowledge
of the other.
Life is not life
without death.
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So why do we persist in seeing
black as the opposite of white?
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Black and white is not a duality
it is a whole.

9 comments:

  1. Snow again? brr.. photos is beautiful- the contrast of snowy branches and blue sky always impresses me. I love the photo of reed. And poem is nice:)

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  2. Love photo of the cattails.

    And this is so true:
    "And the experience of one
    depends on our knowledge
    of the other.
    Life is not life
    without death. "

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  3. Hopefully you have blue skies now and the snowy trees are drawn out of the archive ... :-).
    Thank you very much for featuring my blog today.

    Btw this is a cool idea - featuring .... perhaps I should do something like this too ... hmm.

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  4. Martina...I really like your photo's! Looking for interesting blogs to feature is fun1
    But sadly that snowy tree picture is not from the archives...it was taken this Monday!

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  5. Interesting combination of words and images. I really like the power of language ...

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  6. Amen to this! It's seldom if ever and either/or issue ... more likely both/and ;--)
    Lovely poem and photographs.
    Hugs and blessings,

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