― P.J. O'Rourke
“Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”
― P.J. O'Rourke
Just recently, I received a parcel via UPS from my friend Jinky. In Our Own Image is recommended to anyone who works with photographs and for those who want to delve deeper in the social role of photography in an era of sophisticated post-processing technologies and digital manipulation. I'm enjoying this book a lot. Ah, the joy of having thoughtful friends!
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
"Don’t speak to me about your religion; first show it to me in how you treat other people. Don't tell me how much you love your god; show me in how much you love all his children. Don't preach to me your passion for your faith; teach me through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give." —Adapted
Found this old file...goes 3 years back when I was practicing street photography. The little boy obviously didn't want me to take his picture. ☺☺☺
“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"How can we complain when He Himself was considered 'as one struck by God and afflicted'." (Isa. 53:4)
~ St. Therese of Lisieux
I took photos of these paintings at the Pope John Paul II Tower in Bacolod. I'm glad to have taken these pictures. It's a timely thing to reflect on, creatively and spiritually, while recovering from surgery.
“I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out”
Slowing down after a recent operation, an open appendectomy last March 28. It's still too painful to walk, too painful to laugh and too bloated to enjoy food. Good thing though, it's not too painful to sit down by the computer and find files of inspiration to post, like this picture of a painting, by Jun Impas. I just cropped this. Colors might appear more saturated because of compression so I did not bother to post process it. It's a lovely painting on it's own. This is lighting a candle of understanding other art forms through my own beloved medium, the camera.