A Reflection of Self

by Antonio Gil May. 11, 2012 4111 views

Borrowed Self
by Samuel Dickinson

Names grant things identity
We lack the ability to determine this for ourselves
And so others assign it
For us to blissfully pour our ignorance
Into their molds


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Angelika 5 years ago

Your post reminded me of the Allegory of the Cave by Plato (Plato's Cave):
[i]"a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall by things passing in front of a fire behind them, and begin to ascribe forms to these shadows."[/i]

which presents his belief that the world that our senses reveal is not the real one but only a poor copy of it and the real world can only be comprehended intellectually. Maybe the same applies to the reflection of self.

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Christa 5 years ago

Muitos não suportam momentos de solidão, pois é precisamente aí que começa o questionamento, o ouvir para dentro de nós.
Boas imagens.

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Julie Adams 5 years ago

Wow How did I miss this - Super Cool!

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Josy 5 years ago

Reflets de soi pour garder cacher ce que nous sommes ! J'apprécie la métaphore photographique ! Bien vu Antonio

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Glo 5 years ago

hauntingly beautiful :)

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Nynke 5 years ago

Love the pictures!! And the music is just perfect and very beautiful!!

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Marina 5 years ago

Love it!!! great efect in B/W

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That is amazing Antonio :)) I love the shimmering light and perfect in B&W

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Patricia Gonzales 5 years ago

Superb .... love that you chose B/W ... so mysterious!

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Nicephore34 5 years ago

Who is true ?

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Paolo Martini 5 years ago

interesting ...cool !

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Larry Sample 5 years ago

Fantastic! And while we are at it, how about a big shout out for the people that work very hard keeping those floors clean and shiny for so very little?

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Olga Helys 5 years ago

It's very beautiful
Great captures

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