Nothing endures but change. ― Heraclitus
Like many of us, I don’t like to be reminded of life’s transience. I want to hold onto the people, places, and things I love even though I know, intellectually, this is a fool’s errand! Like many of us, I stubbornly cling to the grand illusion of permanence.
In response to Ben’s “temporary” photo challenge, here are three shots of transient moments taken over the last few months.
At the Peak of Summer
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.~Omar Khayyam
On a hike this summer, I stopped to take this shot of a field filled with wildflowers and, in the distance, a red barn. The intense heat, the insects buzzing, the startling blue of the sky–it was a glorious summer day, but this season doesn’t linger very long here in Michigan. Maybe that’s why the summer is bittersweet in its intense burst of glorious light and heat. Before long, the chill comes, ushering in another season.
Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.
― Richard Paul Evans,
Our son, Alex, sent us this shot last week of the harbor in Vancouver at the moment when the day is sliding into night.
Graffiti In the Country
Graffiti always been a temporary art form. You make your mark and then they scrub it off.~Banksy
I don’t often see graffiti in the country. Do you?
Beauty makes transience bearable~ Jane Hirshfield
This quote from the poet Jane Hirshfield is a fitting end to my post, along with my wish for you–a week filled with beauty, inspiration, and joy.