Saturday, June 29, 2013

...physical embodiment of human energy...


Every decently-made object, from a house to a lamp post to a bridge, spoon or egg cup, is not just a piece of 'stuff' but a physical embodiment of human energy, testimony to the magical ability of our species to take raw materials and turn them into things of use, value and beauty.
Kevin McCloud 

picture taken with my phone.
of an old spoon.
hanging on the door.
of a flour cupboard.
the sun was setting.
in the west.
after a much needed rain.
just BE.
robin.

13 comments:

colleen said...

Excellent quote to go with the photo, makes you look deeper into it.

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shot for the day, Robin! You are so creative in finding great and unusual shots! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Jim said...

Interesting.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

All the wood in this photo makes me long for the days when we weren't surrounded by so much plastic!

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Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wow I love this capture and I think it goes perfectly with Mr. McCloud's quote...

Ralph said...

I like this spoon. It was fabricated by hand in a day where the experienced metal maker without blueprints but with an artisan's touch instead. There is nothing wrong with spoons of today being manufactured precisely on computer controlled stamping press...however, back then it was real skill and artistry. A lost art...

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

So very true! In addition, it also embodies the kind of energy that went in to it.

NatureFootstep said...

interesting light on the spoon. :)

Chubby Chieque said...

Hello Rob,
I think I know what this all about. Very true.

Happy Sunday, sweet friend and GB you all.

Hugs,
/CC girl

Gemma Wiseman said...

Wonderful visual of a pensive mood! This must be the essence of quiet drama! Beautiful!

Jeanne Baney said...

The practicality of the placement says volumes about the person who lives there.

s.c said...

Wow great shot and nice accompanied by text. Like it.

MyMaracas said...

Great quote and a beautiful photo.