Saturday, April 3, 2010

...simple truths...

even in a complex world
simple truths can change everything.
once upon a time,
a velveteen rabbit learned that new isn't
necessarily better...
that the quiet wisdom of a old toy horse
can change the world...
that honest friendship and understanding
can warm the heart..
that a good book can make the
world a better place
and that love can make us real.
~the velveteen principles
toni raiten-D'Antonio
real light
real objects
real shadows.
simple truths.
just BE.
robin.

13 comments:

Ralph said...

The split-rail fence is of the past, the rusty implement looks old. Yet age doesn't alter their function, the weathered wood keeps the critters in, the oxidized tool still able to assist the farmer, rust or no.

The Velveteen Rabbit was real, he imagined that he was. His imagination was not in vain - he wasn't jut an old stuffed toy...

Sweet Repose said...

More and more, I think people are waking up to the simplicities of life...us country folk have always known it. You can't be a gardener without the love of it...it's the simple things that make us smile...a pea poking it's first finger toward the sun, the first bee harvesting a blossom's nectar and of course Spring...us Northuners awaken in spirit and tenacity, as we truck around our yards...like the bee, we know what must be done to survive...really, it's a simple thing!!!

Toes are cold this mornin' Tilda, but we have the sun to warm the frostys away...

Have a wonderful Easter girls, we needed the rain too, broccoli and cabbages are looking, like good fare for the velveteen bunny!!!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shadow shot and beautiful words! The very best way to start a day! Thanks, Robin! Wishing you a very Happy Easter weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

A simple shadow,
complicated by light, truth—
the gods are laughing.


Shadowy Toilet!

frayedattheedge said...

another excellent SSS post!

Catherine said...

lovely shot - and so pleased your daughter is enjoying Mexico City - one of the world's best kept secrets!!

Martha Z said...

Another wonderful combination of picture and words.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Rusty stuffs come more and more these days. Do we realize that simplicity lays the beauty of life in it?

Fantastique. Happy Easter on our SS Day.

chubskulit said...

great realization.

Please come and see my fitness shadows, happy easter!

Greyscale Territory said...

I have no idea what this object is! But that's good because the shadow becomes even more fascinating! Love the soft lighting!

Hot Fudge said...

Your image is so beautiful in its simplicity and your words are equally as warm. I wish you and your family a very happy Easter.

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh how sweet is that photo!?! The perfect combination of old wood and rust! Things I love! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter :)

Cassie said...

Cool Shadow Shot. Rusty anything casts an interesting shadow! (I can't tell what it is for sure.) Happy Easter and SSS too.