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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Miriam.
Guest host Miriam invites us to reflect: “I am fascinated by the reflection photographs in the lakes, the rivers, the building windows, the sunglasses, the mirrors, and the puddles.
Consider, if you will, an additional side reflection. Synonymic, perhaps. Meditation, rumination, deliberation, cogitation, contemplation, observation, opinion, consideration. Why so many -ion’s? A pursuit of study for another time perhaps.
Contemplation, and brooding thought, is what I have in mind. In a serious vein. Just don’t take me seriously, no one else does.
Reflected paving stones recede in the distance, overlaid with a fraternity brother’s name (Patrick Scully) inscribed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. He believed in what we were fighting for, was off to join the war, and was dead less than a year later. ‘…as of May 2018 there were 58,320 names…’ on the wall. “The horror… the horror…” Col. Kurtz, movie Apocalypse Now, loosely based on the book Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.
Next, an empty chair sits in the ‘observation corner’ of a house, no longer occupied by a great friend and a great thinker, who departed suddenly and prematurely in life. One never knows…
To me the following sculpture reflects the pathos of loss. It is The Lion Monument or the Lion of Lucerne, in Lucerne Switzerland.
The furrowed brow and look of pain exhibits a sadness:
Ah well, don’t get too down about all this. Just consider, if you will… for a moment or two.
Do you follow the well-marked path or the road less-traveled?
Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.