Monday, August 14, 2006

Seamless Pictures

Crusty Carpe asked us to let him know which picture on Seamless Pictures was our favorite. It was a hard choice. I feel like I would like to study them a little longer. It would be nice to have a picture right next to the computer that I could rotate out on a daily basis. I suspect that many of the pictures have depth of meaning as well as perspective. Take the one of the man painting a picture that blocks out the people's heads. Instead of heads we see above the judge a court of law and a library above the librarian, and so on.I also like this one of the children who are in one sense part of the neighborhood and in another, swinging way up over the rooftops. The girl reminds me on myself right now, with school about to start again, pumping for all she's worth to get the last bit of joy from her summer (or her childhood).

It also reminds me of my grandchildren. Jeff being observant and reflective, trying to figure it all out, to see the layout of the streets, the construction of the houses, and looking for a big truck, wondering how it will seem to him from way up here. And Megan feeling the thrill of the height, the power of her own body, marveling at the rush of the wind, grasping for every ounce of joy in the moment.And how about that fence? What's it's meaning?

6 comments:

Myke said...

Maybe the fence, which seems to the kids to be a barrier, becomes a shelter to a more mature mind. Then I remember going back to see a house, quite huge in my childhood memory only to be amazed at how small and insignificant it is in my adulthood.

You even review pictures well!

Myke said...

By the way, I loved the comparison of the kids in the picture to Jeff and Megan!

Alyson said...

I almost picked the kids swinging picture as my favorite on Carpe Crustulum. The comparison to Megan and Jeff is perfect. The picture really does represent them well.

Framed said...

Myke's favorite didn't download on my computer, but I really enjoyed the library picture, the observatory and the flashlight on the earth. I looked at the second series but the 3rd series also wouldn't download. I love both of your pics. It's amazing how creative people are.

booklogged said...

Myke, I like your interpretation of the fence. Very thoughtful.

Aly and Framed, I'm on my way to Carpe Crustulum to find out what your favorites were.

FrogTracks said...

Posted my favorite on FrogTracks. I like your interpretations! Maybe the fence is a gated neighborhood...saftey?