Sunday, May 3, 2009


"Someone who has been wandering about for a long time, tossed to and fro on a stormy sea, will in the end reach his destination. Someone who has seemed to be good for nothing, unable to fill any job, any appointment, will find one in the end and, energetic and capable, will prove himself quite different from what he seemed at first."

(page 73, from THE LETTERS OF VINCENT VAN GOGH, translated by Arnold Pomerans. This is from a letter of July 1880, written to his brother, Theo.)

This morning I took a 1-1/2 hour walk in the city park in my neighborhood. That's Whatcom Falls in the morning light as I was returning home. The black and white and shades of grey photographed truer than any color I could photograph.


R.L. Bourges said...

true, about shades of grey - a timelessness, perhaps.

Good luck with your plans this week, am.

Anonymous said...

perfect use of gray, and though it's been nearly forty years, i still feel the sense of wonder the first time i was walked to them. kjm

robin andrea said...

A beautiful shot of the falls.