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So often, that which we are
is sacrificed to that which
we wish ourselves to be
Joan Walsh Anglund

Cross the line or walk away?
A life-long challenge

 
 
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia – Water window and sculpture.
 
 
Single RAW capture: Pentax K-7; FL=70mm; A = f2.8; T = 1/200sec; ISO = 100; Ev= +0.3
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  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiabout 3 years ago

  • So often, that which we are
    is sacrificed to that which
    we wish ourselves to be
    Joan Walsh Anglund
     
    Cross the line or walk away?
    A life-long challenge

     
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia – Water window and sculpture.
     

    – Rhoufi

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully philosophical

  • Thanks Ben. This window is photographed so often, I almost couldn’t post it – there are 1000’s on RB. But when an image suggests some deeper meaning, it takes on an additional voice and askes to be shown. Thank you

    – Rhoufi

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding!
    I think I have a quote I like that is similar… will look. Yes, when do we stop pushing for more?

  • Ah Margot, yes! Knowing when to stop wanting, when the mirror reveals the truth, we might just find peace. Thank you for being so quick to see.

    – Rhoufi

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    aHa!
    “Most people feel that their present situation keeps them from doing or being all they can. The feel they’re on their way somewhere, to some higher league where they really belong.”
    Terry Miller, playwright, c. 1975

  • Seen together these quotes describe human yearning. I wonder if Miller was wise enough to see the human trait that explains our daily dissatisfaction with our lot, or a perception that we don’t belong anymore, our separation from real community. Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts and insights on my page; you are always welcome :-)))

    – Rhoufi

  • Catherine Berger
    Catherine Bergerabout 3 years ago

    Lovely image – never seen before. :-) The quote … can’t think now.

  • This is a famous location in Melbourne for photos. The quote is not so well known, but relevant. Thank you cathy

    – Rhoufi

  • liza1880
    liza1880about 3 years ago

    Something to think about!

  • Yes indeed, thank you Liza

    – Rhoufi

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 3 years ago

    Ha I like it, especially with that gorgeous green canopy oozing down from the top!

  • Thanks Georgie, that green is a little unusual for this location, not sure why, I was drawn to it because it enriched the typical scene

    – Rhoufi

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleabout 3 years ago

    Wow! I love everything about this. The colour, the texture, the serendipitousness :)) of it!

  • Thank you Maree. Oh I took a lot of shots to score this one, that’s for sure

    – Rhoufi

  • 1more photo
    1more photoabout 3 years ago

    One of you best photo, ever…..
    do we face ourselves….
    breaking the rules, crossing the inner mirror, the only way for personal freedom….

    my answer is cross the line always……

    perfect photo, really

  • Merci Magali, this means so much coming from You.
    We must face ourselves…
    break the rules, yes
    cross the inner mirror, yes
    do whatever we need for personal freedom,
    for a valid life
    Merci encore, Magali, pour quittant vos pensées sur ma page

    – Rhoufi

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you Sharon, I only just posted it, wonderful! :-)

    – Rhoufi

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