Wednesday, March 24, 2010

what you do every day ...






 
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19 comments:

  1. snap. thats good.

    i wonder the context as that part about parents is a bit ominous...

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  2. Hi Bonnie

    this is a great quote...presented so nicely on your layered textures background...

    I have read some Hillman but find him rather hard going...I prefer to read Thomas Moore's abridged version of Hillman...

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  3. Another lovely image. I love how you play with textures and layers.

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  4. '...did to you' has a negative connotation. This is an odd quote, Bonnie. Not sure what to make of it although I do understand what's meant, I think.

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  5. Hey Brian: Hillman is talking to people who were emotionally or physically abused by their parents. But I think it applies to us all. Many of us have niggling little resentments against our parents for things done or not done and it is helpful to realize that dwelling on that does nothing to enhance your life.

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  6. Hey Kathryn: Me too! I like it because it is a good reminder to concentrate on today and its opportunities rather than hurts or lost opportunities from the past.

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  7. Hi Delwyn: Thank you. I agree about Hillman - but even those who are not our favourites can offer up a gem worthy of quoting.

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  8. Hilary: Thank you. I am having so much fun playing with textures on photos lately - the effects can be stunning OR just awful - never quite know what you will get.

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  9. slommler: Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  10. Deborah: Hey - I can't produce a winner every day - unlike some writers I know! :-)

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  11. Deborah: Oh dear - should that have read "like some writers I know"? Well hopefully you know what I mean. I think I need an interpreter!!!

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  12. Bonnie, I'm laughing! You were right the first time. You classify yourself as 'unlike' the writers you know who can produce a winner...etc..etc. (However, you lie!)

    Enjoyed reading the other comments. I really got stuck on that 'did to' combo. My parents 'did for' me. But otherwise I do agree with it!! :)

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  13. Deborah: Well - there you go - proof you were not abused (if you need it). If you were abused, it would feel like it was 'done to' you, rather than 'done for' you.

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  14. 'Be the better person' is what I tell my g'kids when they are passing on the bad stuff that they experience.

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  15. I guess it's a gentle reminder that whatever we do...it affects our children.

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