Monday, August 22, 2011

Magpie 79






Like a forensics expert
A photographer captures an image
He sees what they cannot fathom
Heart disease, cancer, depression, suicide ~
Not a care in the world
No premonition of what is to come


 

28 comments:

  1. oh my you are so right! Excellent!

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  2. Love how you made it about the photographer...very cool!

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  3. Wow, wow and wow. Awesome write.

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  4. Helen this is a powerful capture of the prompt....thought provoking and strong!

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  5. age, wisdom, knowledge, truth...so many themes

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  6. Depressing thoughts for the Bubbly Helen, but considering what you have been doing lately, not surprising.
    Just as well we don't know our futures at that age or it would be all too much. Thoughtful post.
    PS. Most of us young blokes in Oz had cars built in the late thirties. (Is that a Buick?). I now wonder how, at the height of the great depression there were so many cars bought... and that was before credit cards!

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  7. Gosh that's good ... really good!!

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  8. Yep, ya never know what's in store, which is probably a good thing. Good take on the pic.

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  9. Strong piece - how little we know!

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  10. That was a realistic take and so true!
    Well said,Helen!

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  11. Nice write. Thought to ponder...

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  12. Helen, this is so true. It is good that none of us knows what lies ahead in our lives!

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  13. Really great take!
    It does feel like you are examining so much unsaid in old photographs.

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  14. Ah, in my blog you mentioned "Dairy Haven." Never heard of that. Must be similar to Dairy Queen though. You are only a few years older than me, so we definitely share 'memories.'

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  15. Yes, indeed, succinct and full of foreboding.! I'm afraid I opted for the lugubrious as well...

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  16. Spot on! They say the camera never lies.....but it's the photographer we need worry about!

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  17. A harsh truth indeed...but at least the young have their dreams.

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  18. something to think about.. great piece!

    JJRod'z

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  19. Wow, this was a shocker with a real kick of truth! All the more reason to live for today. :)

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  20. always creative even on the dark side...

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  21. Yikes! Sharp, compelling, and excellently observed - I'm so glad to have tripped in here.

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  22. Depressing, but very creative. Let's hope at least one or two of them found something more. Maybe the heart attack or the depression led to new and deeper life, loving God and loving people.

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