Sunday, November 13, 2005

Washing Away Negativity

I started to do another post on the Jordan bombings, but my thoughts were so vile, so negative, I was ticked at myself for losing my humanity. In an attempt to not let those thoughts fester, I decided to put this picture up. I was bummed that huge cruiseship decided to anchor right smack in the middle of a scene I've photographed a dozen times but in the end, I guess it's okay. That's Lanai, the pineapple island, in the background -- taken from a window at Cheeseburgers In Paradise in the town of Lahaina.

17 Comments:

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

The cruise ship doesn't detract. Beautiful Hawaii!

 
At 12:52 PM, Anonymous seawitch said...

Beautiful!

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thank you both. :)

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger Rory said...

Fabulous sunset. And the cruise ship didn't spoil a thing.

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

My eye was drawn right to the sunset before I noticed the ship. It's a glorious photo - that camera is sweet.

In regard to the negativity we find ourselves dealing in day after day: Because we acknowledge it for what it is (evil, anti-human depravity), we may love life far better and more intensely than those who don't bother to consider what is happening to human beings far away. It can make us appreciate a beautiful picture in a new way!

That being said, I hear ya - when I'm feeling a bit run down over happy-fun Religion of Peace happenings, I usually throw up a picture of the dogs. Or maybe a Photoshop mocking the peaceful religionists.

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Okay, here's a quikie: Ship-B-Gone

 
At 12:01 AM, Blogger Rory said...

Patrick,
Great job on the photo. It kind of reminds me of what I wished I could do whenever I saw Yasser Arafat's disgusting face. And I know just what you mean about the dog photos. I always find that pets are a good distraction when the situation in the world is making me feel slightly homicidal.

 
At 1:29 AM, Blogger rockmother said...

Lovely shot, Esther! You've really got an "eye".

Ship adds, not detracts.

Every bit of joy in life and living we express is a shot fired for freedom!

 
At 5:37 AM, Blogger Mark said...

Nice - What a great shot to start the wek with. Thanks (for your support).

;o)>

 
At 6:56 AM, Anonymous Bozwell said...

I admire you for your restraint Esther.

 
At 1:01 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

Great shot. The cruiseship in the shot still looks good. It is something a little different. I think it is time for me to get a digital camera.

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger muse said...

WOW! WHAT A PICTURE!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks Rory. :) And lol on the second comment.

Patrick -- wow! Great job! And thank you for the kind, supportive words. They mean a lot.

Thanks RM! And I think you are right about the shot for freedom.

Mark, thanks...and you're very welcome.

Boz, it ain't easy. Thanks.

Gindy, you won't regret it!

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger muse said...

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At 9:12 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Thanks muse. Sorry Blogger was such a PITA.

 
At 2:01 AM, Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Would never have noticed the cruise ship if you handn't mentioned it.

Sunsets at sea are probably my favorite memories from the Navy.

 

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