Over the turbulence of the world
flies the bird that stands for memory.
No bird flies faster than this one,
dearer to me
than the dove was to Noah – though it brings back
sometimes an olive branch, sometimes
a thorny twig without blossoms.
Norman MacCaig – August 1984
Some photographic memories from an unsettling week:
Fine post, Robin. 20 years ago I would have ‘rushed by’… 😉
Many thanks Harrie – me too 🙂
A fine collection of images, Robin. Love the Buddha in the autumn leaves especially. Sorry to hear the week was unsettling.
Many thanks Julie – thanks to Wiki, I now know that an alternative name for Buddha is Siddhārtha Gautama – educational this blogging lark 🙂
Interesting selection, Robin. Love the processing. 🙂 Favourites are your bike against that tower and the buddha, of course. Unsettling in terms of weather and worldwide news, or on a more personal level?
Many thanks Jo – personal stuff but me and the good lady KOBO as Churchill would say 😉
Stunning photos, Robin. Hope the unsettledness settles. xx
Many thanks Jean – it is good to be back home. Part of it was driving over 1000 miles last week. I enjoy being on 2 wheels more than the 4 – four wheels moves the body, two wheels move the soul, as they say 🙂 ❤
Wonder what one wheel moves?
The bowels ? 😀
Fine set of photos – love your bike and the Buddha. Unsettling – hopefully settled now. I recommend a settling book: Siddharta by Herman Hesse.
Many thanks Leya – I was introduced to Hesse in my long ago hippy years. I enjoyed Siddharta but didn’t get beyond the first 50 pages of The Glass Bead Game – maybe I would get it now as an older and ‘wiser’ person 🙂
Maybe…I have to reread some of the old novels as well. I had to struggle with some Russians, but…if you get through the first 50 pages you are usually safe.