Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Life as Paradox

Into Shadow - Lynda Lehmann c 2011

Light Play - Lynda Lehmann c 2011

Day's Aftermath - Lynda Lehmann c 2011

Every ending is also a beginning, and every beginning eventually culminates in some state of change and fullness before moving to its finish and conclusion.  Hence the cycles and paradoxes of Life.  A sunset is beautiful and inspiring, yet reminds us of Life's transience.  So it becomes bittersweet, taking on a yin-yang of both positive and negative connotations.  Maybe the best metaphors are like that, ambiguous but meaningful on multiple levels.  To me, a beautiful sunset suggests the cycles of infinite Life moving through time and space, seeking more of itself.  And we ourselves, are reflected in both the glowing waters of sunset, and in the ebb and flow of Life. 

Peace and joy to you.  
- Lynda 

Awesome Sky - Lynda Lehmann 2011

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  1. Beautiful images, Lynda and truth be told.

  2. thanks for sharing, the photos are awesome; so is the message. Peace and happiness

  3. Heather - Thank you for visiting and commenting. Glad you like the images!

  4. kRiZ - Great to see you! We've both been at the blogging for awhile, even with a few hiatuses. Peace and happiness to YOU, kRiZ!

  5. Hi! Just a flying visit to let you know that if you join Google Plus One, do not delete the images you see on your page. Plus one uses your Picasa albums and if you delete those images on Plus one, the images on your blog will vanish!

    Take Care,

  6. Egad, Peter, I hope you didn't learn that the hard way. I don't know about Google Plus One so I'll have to check it out. But thanks for the heads up!

    It's been a long time since I last posted and made the rounds, so I'll be over soon to see how you're doing!

  7. That water looks like it is liquid gold! A wonderful and stunning capture of the suns reflection and the mysteries of the water it touches.

  8. Teresa, thanks for visiting! Is my dinner ready yet?

  9. Lynda, this summer has sped away from me (starting with the sale of two different novels to two different publishers!) but I love returning to your site. Your artwork is so refreshing and delightful.

  10. Conda, two different novels to two different publishers???? That's FANTASTIC!!! Congratulations to you. I'm impressed, and I'd like to hear more about them! Yes! :)

    Way to go, Woman!

  11. These pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
    Greetings from,


  12. I enjoy both sunsets and reflections, and that combination in the second photo was wonderful. I hope that you don't mind me looking for my own version :-)

    Thank you for the nice comment!

  13. Amazing photos of sunsets and reflections in the water!
    I like your words of wisdom about Life : life's transience, life's cycles, life's flow, life's paradoxes, life's infinity.
    As they say: 'Life is definitely a journey, not a destination'.

  14. Duta, yes, it is a journey. So we have to embrace it and love it in spite of the FACT that there are no certainties. We have no destination except the conclusion, so we have to take the good with the bad and make the best of it.

    I've always believed that each of us can and should strive to be the matrix from which our personal experience comes, i.e. we each have the power to direct our lives. But it's not always easy!

  15. RuneE, I enjoy them so much that I'm always shooting them, to the detriment of other things I could or should be doing.

    I hope you enjoy all your sunsets!

  16. Bare bilder, thanks for visiting. I'm glad you liked them!

  17. Anne, good to see you somewhere beyond FB! I know I'm spending too much time there--even though it's far less time than a lot of other people are spending. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a good summer and good sales of your beautiful art.

  18. Lynda I cannot always emphasize how beautiful and surreal your photographs are, and always accompanied with wise and inspirational words. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope all is well with you, and not to hot. Hugs and kisses from us here, especially from Matthew. He is growing so fast, I will miss him for sure at that age, but I will have lot of good memories since I been taking notes, lol. As always thank you so much for visiting my blog. Anna :)

  19. I rejoiced over your images lots of time already, but now wish to leave the comment - to release wholehearted thank you from the trap of the silence. While applauding to you, I feel myself as if participating in the play of light - Thank you for the peace that overfilled me while viewing your wondrous creativity.
    yours respectfully Tomas Karkalas

  20. Anna - It's always a pleasure to see you here and on your blog. We have our love of nature and photography in common, and we can learn from and be inspired by each other.

    And even though our daughter is grown, it seems like yesterday that we experienced all the wondrous stages of growth that you are discovering with Matthew. There's nothing quite like the love a person feels for his or her child(ren), and you express it so beautifully. It gives me great pleasure to read your joyous accounts.

    I'm happy that our blogging paths still meet in the vastness of cyberspace!

    Love to you and yours, Anna.

  21. Tomas - I thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for your response to my photos. I'm touched that my post touched you, and you took the time to express it.

    To me, feeling connected to nature is the most healing aspect of my life. As you so well put it, "participating in the play of light." Well said.

    I think that sadly, many of us have forgotten how to play and to revel with great joy and wonder, in nature's cycles.

    Wishing you the very best, Tomas.

  22. Wow, you have amazing pictures! They are so magical! Do you edit the pictures on the computer? Which program do you use?

    Thank you for giving me inspiration!

    Best wishes,

  23. Cecilia - Thank you for your kind words! I use Photoshop, but my best photos usually don't need much in the way of crop or editing. You can overwork a photo as you can an oil painting, and then it loses its freshness. So I try to keep my editing to a minimum...

    Thanks for visiting my blog!


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