10.20.2010

The Bend

What lies behind us
and what lies before us
are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have been getting a lot of encouragement from Mr. Emerson lately.
He must have endured some real hardships in his life.

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17 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

Your photography and your insight and chosen quotes are compelling.

Thank you for gathering and sharing the wonder.

Rachel Roushey said...

Most artist have had rough times in their lives and it helps shape them and inspire them and make them as strong as they are. Without the bad, we wouldn't appreciate the good in our lives (at least not to the extent that we do knowing how bad bad can be). Emerson is wonderful, I'm so glad he is giving you some encouragement.

Scott said...

Great choice of textures on this. You inspire me.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is an absolutely fantastic quote, and it's an even more wonderful photo, Chas! You are amazing!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Deb said...

Great quote for this photo. Trials test us, and fortunate are those that can artfully express through any medium what they've learned.

Bernie said...

Oh so beautiful everything, I love rail road tracks as much as you do old barns (I love them too) I find Mr. Emmerson pretty special too! Hope all is well sweet lady. Many prayers for Shauna......:- Hugs

darlin said...

I love this quote, I'm a quote collector and this one is right at the top of my list. Wonderful photo to go with the quote. I love that look that you give to your photos. I find it very unique, I haven't seen anyone else use this technique.

Chas as hard as it gets at times we somehow find the strengths we need and sometimes from the oddest sources. Life is just like that... hugs sent your way.

justine said...

wow the texture on this is absolutely stunning, what a fantastic shot.

Marcie said...

Inspiring! Love the pairing of the words with this image!

Anne Marie said...

i have often thought that too...i relate to his poetry and writings...

SouthernSass said...

I am enjoying the quotes and as always, your beautiful photos!

Leah C said...

Emerson is one of my favorite poets...and this, one of my favorite quotes:) Beautiful, beautiful photo!

faerwillow said...

~chasity...a gorgeous photo...and the words...you are speaking right at my heart...this poem was on our wedding invitations...and incorporated throughout our decor...l♥ve...emerson can fill ones spirit! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Jamie said...

One of my very favorite of Emerson's works.

Jenn said...

Loved this one! And the quote by Emerson was perfect.

Lisa said...

Gorgeous . I love your textures. You havea an amazing talent.
I love the tracks.
Have a wonderful day xo

H said...

I wandered over from JennyFreckles @ Saltaire Daily Photo.

I love this photo. It draws me in and makes me want to walk round that bend to see what is beyond. After that, I might just keep going (with an ear cocked for the approaching train though!!)