Colored Shutters, Strasbourg, France, May 2010,
Canon PowerShot S90, 35mm focal length equiv. 85mm, Exposure 1/500 sec @ f5.6, ISO 80, no flash,
some post-processing in iPhoto © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]
So, are you shuttered up? Keeping the world at bay?
Or perhaps you opened the shutters, so you can have a looksee outside, but still safe from the elements behind the windows of your mind.
Or maybe you've gone whole hog, and thrown open your windows and shutters, so that you can breathe in consonance with the world, letting those opinions and perspectives flow through you, such that you are not separate from your world, but indeed, an integral and unseperable part of it.
I encourage you to take this brave step. To lower your defenses, and step bravely into the rich and colorful world around you.
But should you favor TV as your window onto the real world, I offer one small caution from an esteemed philosopher:
"Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath." -- Dave Barry
- Donation: To the family of a EUCOM colleague who died unexpectedly, for a trust that is being established in his name.
- Exercise: Walking around Patch Barracks (15 mins)