Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Contrasts

Contrasts, Amherst, NH, January 2006, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 6/5357 sec @ f4.5, ISO 50, no flash © Steven Crisp

Clear blue sky against a dark metal roof and pure white snow. Straight ridge lines, twisting branches, and an expansive sky.

Contrasts are life. You cannot appreciate one aspect of a thing, without appreciating its opposite. Such is duality. But you can transcend this perspective, as all the great mystics, prophets, and sages have taught.

Then you will see the white birch, with its tender fingers, sitting at nature's keyboard. While the symphony of cold wind keeps you bundled, you can still feel the sun's solo rays beating deep into your soul. Embrace it all, hear the score, see the conductor, become a part of the orchestra, make your own beautiful music, and rejoice.

3 comments:

forestwalker said...

At first glance I did see a piano keyboard ... and now I hear icy clear notes ... lovely!

Endment said...

These are wonderful - hope you post some more soon!

Steven Crisp said...

Thanks very much for the comment and motivation -- it resulted in a new post. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things, once the doing of things properly moves to the backseat of my life again.