Location: Taken at FortWhyte Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Canon XTI, 55mm lens, ISO 200, F5.0, Shutter speed 1/800 sec.
The ! Inspired Art ! group on 27 November 2009
Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge,
And unbearable pity for the suffering of humankind.
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness.
In the union of love I have seen
In a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision
Of the heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge.
I have wished to understand the hearts of people.
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens,
But always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart
Of children in famine, of victims tortured
And of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot,
And I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.
By Bertrand Russell..an English philosopher..