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I see the same world she captured

Yes, me too.

Title comes from words written here by Shatterlife. Shatter also said "she still fills me with the motivation to press on in my life and help other people like she wanted to."

Ki made this pic of a part of the skyline in Montana when she was traveling through by car.

Photography is writing with light. William Ewing commented that "all photographs are, at some level, about love, and all photographs are triggered, to varying degrees, by desire. These human emotions may be well disguised, or expressed indirectly, but they are always THERE -- either the person *behind* the camera wishes to seize and possess a moment, a mood, an object, a body, a place, a face; or the person *in front of* the lens asks, and often pays, to have a picture taken."

If he had added "to share a moment" to his list, with seizing and possessing, you have her. Of course, along with lots of other photographic artists too.

I like the combination-idea of photography as writing with light about love.


There is also this pairing of light and vision and seeing --- pairing of those three with the conquering of pain. That was in the Benediction at the end of my August ceremony for her in Israel:

I have made your face strong against their faces
and your forehead strong against their foreheads.

Fear them not
neither be dismayed at their looks,
though they be a rebellious house.

Then the Spirit
lifted me up and took me away,
and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my spirit,
and I heard the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth,
and no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, nor any more pain.

And I was at peace,
and I rejoiced upon it."

That's from the Christian Old Testament, the prophet Ezekiel... who had these visions, and many others, before he died. And wrote them down.

Outside the United Planet offices in Boston, across Arlington Street at the edge of Boston Garden, there's a statue praising the pioneers in medical anesthesia in the 19th century... part of one quote is from the Christian Book of Revelation, the New Testament this time, declaring "... and neither shall there be any more pain."

But we do not have to die to have visions and take away pain. Especially the pain of others.
We do not have to work in a medical lab, either.

While we can, in our time here, we may choose to share and use the skills and talents we've been given --- use them in the service of others. To help where we can, to learn as well... to heal as well.

We can take photographs. Then we can take better photographs. "Better" in the sense, perhaps, of being able to communicate more and more deeply.

We can write with light. About love.

As she is. Still.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 5th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
Fear not for I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand
from Isaiah 41:10
Apr. 6th, 2009 08:31 am (UTC)
Thanks, Stace. Isaiah has a lot to say about trusting in God and not being afraid, nor dismayed / discouraged / even not being depressed. Wonderful messages... timeless, actually.
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