from a "click and hope" photographer


“You must not lose faith in humanity.

Humanity is an ocean;

if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
- Mahatma Gandhi -


Annie said...

Sometimes one just wants to drift away on the ocean. Now, when I feel like that, I'll just remind myself I am part of an ocean already.

talj said...

and what a wide and varied ocean this is! Lovely quote Ruth and I hope you are enjoying the sounds of the ocean CD right now :o)

Blue the Spa Girl said...

The ocean is in all of us.
I read a similar quote once,
something like,
If you put rocks in the water, it is still water...if you put mud in the water it is still water.

Makes sense!

Audrey said...

This quote certainly puts things in perspective Ruth.....well worth remembering the power of good out there too..Ive got the same Cd, great to put the headphones on and just relax and unwind, let go and drift away for a time..sometimes kid myself Im on some caribean beach or deserted

RUTH said...

Thanks all; blue spa girl....very nearly used that quote myself!!!
BTW any advice on how a novice with a little camera can take non blurry photos without flash (which reflects off of everything) indoors without any special equipment....gratefully received!!

AB said...

Wonderful quote - such insightful words.

That CD sure sounds relaxing.


Tenderness contains an element of sadness. It is not the sadness of feeling sorry for yourself or feeling deprived, but it is a natural situation of fullness. You feel so full and rich, as if you were about to shed tears. Your eyes are full of tears, and the moment you blink, the tears will spill out of your eyes and roll down your cheeks. In order to be a good warrior, one has to feel this sad and tender heart. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche