Wednesday, July 7, 2010

...what about you?...



People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains,
at the huge waves of the sea,
at the long courses of the rivers,
at the vast compass of the ocean,
at the circular motion of the stars,
and they pass themselves by without wondering at all.

~St. Augustine





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12 comments:

  1. wonderful shots bonnie...such peace in them...and the quote is quite thought provoking...

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  2. what about us indeed.
    Although, personally considered, I am hardly in the same league as some of those miracles of nature St Augustine mentions.
    I wouldn't be so presumptuous. I expect St. A.'s take is rather different from mine, his is 'you' as another of 'God's Creations'.

    What about you, Bonnie?

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  3. HI BONNIE

    Wonderful pictures. The details and colors are so vibrant. ANd wonder? ALl the time about SO much! Myself included. :-)

    Love to you
    Gail
    peace-hope and wonder.....

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  4. Great collage, Bonnie, and great quote from St. Augustine, a reminder of course that the greatest journey of all is the journey within.

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  5. I travel all the time, both within and without. And I hope the images I capture show both journeys.

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  6. Well I do wonder about myself Bonnie....It's just that there is usually a more perplexed look on my face than when I express wonder at that other stuff.

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  7. Yes, a wonderful quote from St Augustine.

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  8. I wonder about myself sometimes, but mostly I live rather peacefully with myself. Very nice photographs.

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  9. Nice. Something to think about, for sure.

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  10. Hi Friko: Well, if I understand your question correctly - I don't think we have to consider ourselves one of God's creations to see that we are as beautiful and amazing as other wonders of the world. That we can be made mainly of water and be able to think, problem-solve, create, reproduce, care, have unfathomable depths is surely as much of a wonder as a river or a mountain.

    So I was thinking less of St. Augustine's particular world view and more of his observation of how easily we pass over or discount ourselves as being a wonder-full part of the natural order here on Earth.

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  11. I wonder about myself all the time! I think it is more time passing me by, rather than myself passing me by, really, if that makes sense! And sometimes I wonder why I travel... yet I am often compelled to do so...

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  12. Well now.. that's certainly food for thought, isn't it? :c)

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