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107/365 - My Wish For A Future "TI" Theme*

Diversity is indeed a beautiful thing!
What you are about to read is humor and satire. Any resemblance to actual situations or real people is purely coincidental! And if it does resemble actual situations or real people, then they are not for real!!
I’ve managed to combine some current subject matter that I have been working on, which is shooting “colorful bags” in Philadelphia, with what I hope will be a FUTURE TI post on Photo Blog on the theme of “Diversity”.

I just know that this colorful bag shot will come in handy IF that theme ever arises.

I had no hand in the material arrangement of this image. This image comes from the shots that I took yesterday as I looked for colorful bags.

NOW, let me make this perfectly clear. IF the theme of “Diversity” ever does come up as the TI Theme on Photo Blog in the future, my intention WILL NOT BE to make a statement that the multicolored bag is a metaphor for diversity.

Anyone who does come to that conclusion, will get short shrift** from me because I would never reduce the profound meaning and value of human diversity to the base level of a colorful bag (as opposed to previous posts in which I have made such comparisons concerning much less important and less sensitive matters).

I will not be pleased if there are comments in which there are posters whining (actually a commenter whining - like I have been accused of doing on occasion) over something that will not be my intention. That will cause me to give a disproportionate response for which I will have to apologize later if it should become an issue.

Thank you in advance for believing this important, but obviously ridiculous explanation of my future non-intentions.

Lesson Learned: There are some explanations, both before and after the fact, that are hard to believe.
* If you don't follow or understand the narrative, don't worry, very few people are intended to be able to understand it. So please just enjoy the picture of diversity at its best that I took in Philadelphia. Enjoy the colorful bag as well that is such a wonderful, coincidental compliment to this great example of diversity in our great city!

Please do not be offended that you are not one of the very select individuals for whom this post is intended. You should be grateful.

Alternate Lesson Learned: One thing that everyone can believe in is that diversity is all around us and it is a great thing !!!

**Meaning of Short Shrift
To make short work of - to give little consideration to.

Shrift? Not a word you hear every day. In fact, apart from in this expression, it is now so rarely used that it's hard to think of a shrift that isn't short. The verb form, shrive, is also now an almost forgotten antique. A shrift is a penance (a prescribed penalty) imposed by a priest (oh dear - a priest!) in a confession in order to provide absolution, often when the confessor was near to death. In the 17th century, criminals were sent to the scaffold immediately after sentencing and only had time for a 'short shrift' before being hanged.

Shakespeare was the first to write it down, in Richard III, 1594.

(from "The Phrase Finder" - www.phrases.org.uk)

MARETKA88 very interesting Dan !!!! Sortta lost me on your message above, but its early and sometimes i get lost easy....its true!
MARETKA88 · 2011-04-16: 10:49
DancingDolphin OK, Dan! You had me laughing on this one, covered all your bases for sure!
DancingDolphin · 2011-04-16: 12:16
Marzijapan Im with Gregg, you lost me .............. but I agree about the diversity thing and the photo is an excellent example :-)
Marzijapan · 2011-04-16: 12:46
iPhoneElorac You had me laughing too. In fact I am STILL laughing... :)))))))))))))
iPhoneElorac · 2011-04-16: 13:38
Eiram I confess this is too complicated for me ...but a nice shot...very exotic:)
Eiram · 2011-04-16: 14:42
Keryl I like the colorful bag.
Keryl · 2011-04-16: 14:52
joycephotography Very cool & interesting, well done Dan......................
joycephotography · 2011-04-16: 15:20
trippindelight I don't participate in the TI so I don't have any input on your wish..zig
..although it did remind me of a post of yours not long ago about being careful what you wish for..zag
So all that's left for me to say is nice shot, Foxx
...hmmm... I mean nice photograph, Dan
..one has to be so careful how they word these comments..zig
.. and concentrating is difficult whilst trying to swallow coffee and laughing at the same time...zag

trippindelight · 2011-04-16: 15:23
NellyBly Blah, blah, blah..was all of that necessary? :-) Just a short shrift for you:-) I understand..anyway, love the photo..
NellyBly · 2011-04-16: 17:03
atszabo Very nice lessons learned! :o)
Now, let it go...
atszabo · 2011-04-16: 19:20
lookagain Haha...I love satire and humor ;))) I love diversity!!! Guess I just love this post!! Nice work, Dan :)))
lookagain · 2011-04-16: 19:26
Jarvo I like this shot and I thank you for an explanation of the word shrift. Now at least I understand that short shrift is favourable to long shrift!
Jarvo · 2011-04-16: 22:05
davidcardona Great take!
davidcardona · 2011-04-16: 23:51
nadoune Very nice shot!!!
nadoune · 2011-04-16: 23:51
ilikethat Excellent post Dan, I love that you feel that you need to start it with
What you are about to read is humor and satire. Any resemblance to actual situations or real people is purely coincidental! And if it does resemble actual situations or real people, then they are not for real!!

Excellent as always
ilikethat · 2011-04-17: 05:04
????? I feel as if I just read a disclaimer for a diclaimer's claim! I LOVE the shot and what I believe it represents, in my very simple mind. The great melting pot!!! Love it.
????? · 2011-04-17: 09:50
lyricalthoughts hey Dan.. thanks for being yourself. Diversity is beautiful.. and I have always loved your entries. :)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-04-18: 02:52
renatomartins Very nice post. Thank you for your time and PB friendship
renatomartins · 2011-04-18: 06:43
tomie In France, now you're not allow to have face covered on public area...even with a colorful bag! :))
tomie · 2011-04-18: 15:38
liveandletlive I am at a complete loss. But I like the photo.
liveandletlive · 2011-04-18: 22:38
????? peace?
????? · 2011-04-21: 02:03
helys All our heart need is Peace !
So, when we are in peace with ourselves we can agree about the diversity is a good thing :)
My wish is "Peace in our heart, Peace in the world !"
helys · 2011-04-23: 03:32
girafferacing That's a great idea for a theme Dan - feel free to suggest it when I get to you again to set a theme - I'm all for diversity in the world, in all it's forms.
girafferacing · 2011-04-24: 18:19
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