Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend

June 2, 2017 at 9:33 am 4 comments

Two Women in the Park

Location: Plaza Grande, Quito, Ecuador
Although I like taking pictures, I don’t think I’ll pass as a paparazzi. I find pointing the camera at people without their permission as intrusive. In my opinion, even people in public places are entitled to some kind of privacy.

I’m only human, though. Sometimes I have to make an exception.

While roaming around Quito, Ecuador, I saw these two elderly women sitting together in the park and enjoying each other’s company. I couldn’t resist taking their picture. They seemed to exemplify a friendship that has gotten better with age.

The scene made such an impression on me since I consider friendship the coolest thing in the world. As Emily Dickinson said:

To see her is a Picture —
To hear her is a Tune —
To know her an Intemperance
As innocent as June —
To know her not — Affliction —
To own her for a Friend
A warmth as near as if the Sun
Were shining in your Hand.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tina Schell  |  June 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Lovely poem, works well with your photo!

    • 2. plaridel  |  June 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm


      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

  • 3. Friends | What's (in) the picture?  |  June 3, 2017 at 12:55 am

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    • 4. plaridel  |  June 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm


      thank you for pingback as always! much appreciated.


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