Saturday, April 24, 2010

Perspective

What do you do to regain perspective?

Sometimes I like to look at Analu's photos

Another resident of the Antique Centre pictured above.

25 comments:

Shayna Prentice said...

Sometimes to regain perspective, I like to go somewhere and see new sights, see life taking place all around, exchange stories with others, get out of my head a bit. Think I'll go to the swap meet today and do just that. I wish you a fine weekend.

ArtSparker said...

Sharna-

That sounds like fun, wish I could go with you. Maybe I will find one nearby.Oh, and I may look at you favorite books and go to the library.

tony said...

Move Away from Bars+Fences!

Eva said...

I get up from my computer seat.

ArtSparker said...

Tony & Eva- Heh, it is right under our noses.

femminismo said...

Lovely pics. thanks for showing us this. You get around to the neatest places!

Giulia said...

Excellent question but too many thoughts (as usual) that I think are answers (for me). So I'll be back, but I am surely glad that I happened upon this question. I have been asked this personally in the last 3 weeks or so...by varied people. I hem & haw. Maybe I don't keep one.

Anyway, I'm the person who bid/won the Alice print & had it framed. And I didn't know to whom I would give it. I kept it myself. Just wanted to tell you that I love looking at it.

Susan

ArtSparker said...

S- Well, that;s a compliment in itself.

Giulia said...

Thanks for reminding me of that. Bit foggy lately. Maybe they did mean it that way....

Cláudia said...

Well, in Under the Garden you can find a lot of answers or suggestions to your question.

I have just passed through that part where a man says:

'"How many tons of water lie up there?" he asked - I had never thought of water in tons before that, only in gallons..."'

Oh, what a whole new universe opens to us if we just think about water in tons not in gallons!

Shayna Prentice said...

Susan~ we'd have had some fun ~.~

Celeste Bergin said...

is that the campbell soup child in a baseball uniform? I need to know..I am so literal. haha. Thanks for the link to the photos ---beautiful.
To regain perspective..I read Pema Chodron...and I love quotes! They help me--here is one of hers:

"Compassionate action starts with seeing yourself when you start to make yourself right and when you start to make yourself wrong. At that point you could just contemplate the fact that there is a larger alternative to either of those, a more tender, shaky kind of place where you could live. - In the Gap Between Right and Wrong"

ArtSparker said...

Celeste- It is the Campbell's Soup kid.

Steve said...

I find watching global news channels a great way to regain perspective. There but for the grace of God...

grrl + dog said...

I go out into a green place - a park or beach..
or clean.
Always brings a fresh feeling.

jude said...

i close my eyes

Tom said...

nice--i like the Map's set,,amazing colors and textures.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful photographer. Looking at those pictures must help at least. I received a very exciting little package yesterday full of strange body parts! Thank you! I can't wait to use them-though even just reading the snippets has been fun.

Titus said...

I suspect the stripes mean baseball uniform (?) but they work so well with the whole prisoner vibe.

Perspective? The children, of course. Back to earth, back to reality. Ooh, maybe music helps too.

JJ Beazley said...

Work out MC Escher

Cobalt Violet said...

Like Steve, I watch some global news. Seeing what is going on helps me see that my problems are pretty manageable! Nature walks do the same thing but with a generally more positive result!

Tomás Serrano said...

This is a fabulous picture!

ArtSparker said...

Tomás – I merely took advantage of James' exquisite placement.

Fresca said...

Oh! Like CELESTE:
Pema Chodron is a huge help in my life.
I have some of her books by my bed and reading a few lines gives me a sense of open space.

The other (you know) is partaking of something Captain Kirk-related.
The sheer silliness of it all usually restores my sense of proportions.

rosedale's 4head said...

honestly....think about what could have been....