A Vision in Four Moods

Blake famously said: “A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.”

But a greater polarity in vision can be found between the mirthful and the melancholy; the desired and the desperate; the guarded and the giving; or the angered and the adored – and all within a single mind.


9 thoughts on “A Vision in Four Moods

    1. Glad I found your site — if you have the time & inclination to read through, I’ve reorganized roadfictions to its intended format. Anyway, thanks again. Really beautiful images and post.

  1. I’m loving that moods captured in these shots
    They brought to mind an old story (see below)

    This prompts me to leave behind a question for the next visitor:
    “What photo above is the best picture of peace?”

    There once was a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The King looked at all the pictures, but there were only two he really liked and he had to choose between them.

    One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror, for peaceful towering mountains were all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace. The other picture had mountains too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell and in which lightening played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all. But when the King looked, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest… perfect peace.

    Which picture do you think won the prize? The King chose the second picture. “Because,” explained the King, “peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace.”

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