Some Photos & Fancies

Photographs; & questions you wouldn't think to ask yourself…


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Each of us is one person, yet we have many faces with which we confront or greet our worlds. Most times we are not even aware that we are changing our faces, unless to briefly contemplate aging. Our faces change with our moods and our feelings, our circumstances and our expectations, and in response to others and our surroundings. Often it is good that we communicate our moods and desires with our faces and bodies since they are demonstrably much more capable of conveying the information we would like have conveyed and much more economically than the spoken or written word. The negative side to using our faces as communication tools is that over time we can learn to express what we would like to have seen rather than what we really think or feel. If we are found out we may lose the trust of those we communicate with on a regular basis, those we communicate with may come to distrust their own interpretations, or both. With the loss of trust comes conflict and dissension and a breakdown of one’s smaller and even larger communities. If one believes and believes in what one is communicating, that truth will shine through in our faces; with our one example we may be able to make or keep our one tiny corner of the world a good place to live.  Shouldn’t one avoid contorting one’s face to promulgate a belief one doesn’t hold?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

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