When Joy is Captured

September 29, 2011
By Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran


When Joy is captured...

It never stays captured for long.
But it's beautiful to see it flying away.


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leafy said...
on Feb. 16 2013 at 10:13 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

My initial thoughts didn't even think about Narnia (shockingly enough), but when I saw your comment, Stargirl, I can definitely see that now. I actually like how the top of the photo looks almost like daytime, while the bottom half looks much darker, almost like dusk

on Jan. 21 2012 at 1:09 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

You're back!!! :) How come you're not using your account? Oh that it could fly away and refuse to stay. For what use is joy when it is not free? It would fly away from me and I'd watch it go, as it flew away I would follow it wherever it went. Peace and love to you

on Jan. 21 2012 at 12:58 pm
I hope some kind of joy is fluttering between your two palms, my dear friend, perhaps even the kind which has no inclination to fly away. Peace and love to you. :)

on Dec. 3 2011 at 1:51 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Caught just as the sun starts to set, you almost don't want to blink for fear that it will fade before you open your eyes to see again.  Beautiful :D

on Oct. 18 2011 at 5:00 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Fleeting. An excellent word for this, if I may say so modestly (it was what I was trying to accomplish in the beginning). I rather think that fairies are embodiments of joy, much as birds are the embodiment of hope. But Joy could just as easily be a society of fairies who serve the human heart!

What is Oregon like? I've already been to Narnia, so I know what you mean by that. ;) Thinking about it, now, I'd say that I didn't capture joy; joy captured me, and then (through the photograph) maybe the viewer.

Lovely pictures, aren't they? Such pretty colors against the gentle blue sky.


on Oct. 17 2011 at 5:10 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I rather think it is fitting that this photograph resides along hot air balloons of many colors, sizes, and heights. 

on Oct. 17 2011 at 5:08 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

Wistful and fleeting; that is the shade of pink that describes the world of the fairies, which I rather think you witnessed in this photo. Are fairies joy, or is joy fairies?

It reminds me of Oregon, strangely enough. Narnia, too... I think you truly captured joy, to be interpreted through the viewer's own memories and perceptions, and then released to float aimlessly along once more. 



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