Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday Challenge: Tranquil -

"Tranquil"
manipulated digital photograph by Mick Mather
"... we are great fools. 'He has passed his life in idleness,' we say. 'I have done nothing today.' What! Haven't you lived?' That is not only the fundamental but the most illustrious of your occupations. 'Had I been put in a position to manage great affairs, I would have shown what I could do.' Have you been able to think out and manage your life? You have performed the greatest work of all. In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct. Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately. All other things, to rule, to lay up treasure, to build, are at most little appendices and props ..." - Michel Montaigne

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8 Comments:

Blogger SusuPetal said...

Beautiful garden, the bench invites to sit, and rest for a while, still living.

4:26 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

SusuPetal:
Yes. The day I was there a fat, round robin lit on the back rail and did just that! :)

9:34 AM  
Blogger John said...

Beautiful - it is quite alive as if a sudden breeze awakened all of us....nicely done.

Most horses I have bet on a the tracks had three legs, I think.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

John:
LMAO at the horses! I know what you mean ... all 12-to-1 shot I've ever bet on came out of the gate a swayback!

5:48 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

A day doing nothing - sitting on that bech for those who like benches better than sofas - issomething worth to live.

12:34 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
Not too far from this bench is creek and a waterfall ... more a rock-strewn drop of a few feet actually. I have some video footage taken last year but it needs a lot of editing.

7:40 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Nicely dappled light and very tranquil indeed!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
I have to admit, it is quite serene. Atop a small knoll overlooking the path to the creek and rocky rapids.

4:23 PM  

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