Monday, April 13, 2009

Zen Monday

Zen Monday

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This photo is in the spirit of Petrea Burchard's Pasadena Daily Photo Monday photo series, Zen Monday's, where she encourages "you [to] experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo's about."

12 comments:

Bibi said...

Well, I'll skip the first thing this photo reminded me of, and say instead that it looks like a model airplane someone's aiming for an open window!

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I'm not sure how "zen" this photo is. The first thing that came to mind was pictures from 9/11.

Kate said...

I usually skip photos like these because I find them chillingly similar to the 9/11 tragedy. I'll check the Pasadena Link, tho, to see what you are highlighting.

brattcat said...

I have to agree with the others, but then I just watched a documentary about two of the 9/11 widows who went on to help the widows of Afghanistan, so that may be at the front of my mind right now.

BAC said...

I thought of 9/11 also. Then I thought....this photo would have been so routine on 9/10/2001.

Julie said...

I find this a disturbing image to have posted. I find it even difficult to watch an aeroplane fly through a silhouette of a city skyline.

Kim said...

I'll try for something that has no chance of raising painful associations if I do this again. Thanks for the feedback everyone.
-Kim

Small City Scenes said...

Bad feelings. I didn't even want to open up your blog and comment. That is how I felt. MB

Kris said...

Kim, painful associations are valid though. Art would be no good if it were always safe.

Let's just say that ten years ago, my first thoughts wouldn't have been the same!

I for one like the image, and the troubling aspect doesn't detract, it provokes reflection. This shouldn't be a bad thing.

Shadow said...

Kim, I have to agree with Kris. Unpleasant associations are not always a bad thing. I too thought of 9/11, and it made my heart stop. But then, I was reminded of all the heroic actions by American's on that day. We need to remember, well done.

Babooshka said...

It did raise the obvious in a chilling way, but then noting the optimistic blue sky I felt a warm tingle. Bowed but not beaten.

FA said...

Of course, I, too, thought of 9/11 at first look. But, then, I felt a sense of relief knowing that this plane landed safely and no one was hurt in the process. Life goes on and we should take these reminders to pray for those whose lives were affected that day and for an end to terrorism and war.