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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Through Glass:

    “I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”     Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
houston pond 003When I read this topic, through glass, many weeks ago, my mind went immediately to Alice’s experience ‘through the looking glass’.  I carried the thought around with me, holding the camera in my hand, ready for something to show itself, the perfect  opportunity. 
Thinking that everything we see through the lens of our camera is ‘through glass’.  
That reflection are opposites of the world as normally seen and
that taking a shot through a mirror would show a backwards world.  
I did all that and did not find myself within.   Oops, just popped into the post.  Side tracked; will take the thought further another time.
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None of these wonderful words panned out – no Perfect shot.  So a few photos showing you the topsy-turvey world I find myself in.  Views from the upper windows of the House in Friburgo and now the view from my upper story bedroom in Houston.  Just as I did when I first moved to Brasil 10 years ago, I now seem to need to find the beauty in my surroundings. I know that comparisons will not gain me understanding.  As I once compared Rio and Friburgo to Houston and found them wanting, I now compare Houston to Rio and Friburgo and find it lacking.  Alice’s world – the world turned upside down and ‘contrawise’.
“I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir,' said Alice, 'Because I'm not myself you see.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass