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Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend

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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June 2, 2017 at 9:33 am 4 comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abstract

Fading Wall Posts
Location: Quito, Ecuador

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who hosts the Friday Fictioneers group at WordPress, has this favorite quote from Henry David Thoreau:

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”

No truer words were spoken when I snapped this picture while in Quito, Ecuador.

It might be difficult to figure out at first, so let me guide you. Take a look in the middle of the picture. Do you see a man and a well-endowed woman in white shopping at a store?

Well, actually, it was part of a wall of fading posts (see picture below).

Art or trash? It’s for the beholder to decide.

Fading Wall Posts


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April 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm 4 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Two Women in the Park

Two Women in the Park
Location: Plaza Grande, Quito, Ecuador

February 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm 14 comments

From The Book Thief

i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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