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a daily breath...
A thought du jour, my daily breath includes collected and conceived observations, questions of life, fortune cookie philosophies, reminders, messages of peace and simplicity, unsolicited advice, inspirations, quotes and words that got me thinking. They may get you thinking too . . .
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is a writer/photographer in Toronto.
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Very early this morning, I couldn’t help but glance westward to the brilliant full moon hovering above the CN tower and office buildings of downtown Toronto. The lights inside the sky-high structures not nearly as bright as Luna, but nonetheless picturesque.
It was a beautiful scene capturing the city I live in and the celestial delight that has guided me for as long as I remember.
And, I without my camera.
Pre-coffee, I was not awake enough, or wise enough, to reach into my pocket and at least snap a few shots with my mobile device. I didn’t think, at the time, my simple phone would do the Moon any justice. I instead held the scene in my head.
While there is a certain convenience to the trusty mobile device, I prefer to use my camera where I have a greater selection of focal lengths and can more artistically control the light entering the lens.
The camera, I feel, gives me the control I need. Even in the darkness.
It is all about control.
I have spent a lifetime learning the intricacies and settings of a camera and its lenses, both digitally and in the more traditional film format. A true camera allows me to make photographs and not simply take snapshots. I like to control and compose as I go through this life. My camera allows me to do that, when I have it with me.
I later searched the digital files of my computer to find one photo or anther of the Full Moon. I have many times captured both the subject and its essence, but I did not this morning.
I will however remember this morning’s Moon.
And I will regret not being prepared enough, or aware enough, to capture what was before me. I did not have the control I wanted.
not always possible, or
so it seems.
Too much confusion and conflict,
too many altercations,
such little hope.
So many people caught up
we have little chance of erasing.
only accelerate deliberate actions.
Can peace be unavoidable
if our actions
take on greater intentions?