JAPAN TRAVELOGUE – DAY 8 – KYOTO – MARUYAMA PARK – HIGASHIOJI STREET

by Antonio Gil July. 23, 2020 461 views
Higashioji street

Higashioji street

Traditional homes

Traditional homes

huge turnips – Teresa's picture

huge turnips – Teresa's picture

Hands that shape and talk

Hands that shape and talk

♫♫ loretta lynn "put your hand in the hand" ♫♫

Those Willing Hands

by Kate Slaughter McKinney

Those willing hands—they’re still to-night—
The life has from them fled;
They’re folded from the longing sight,
So cold and pale and dead.
The busy veins have idle grown,
Like a long famished rill,
That once in such an eager tone
Called soft from hill to hill.

Dear hands, I’ve felt their pressure oft,
In a sad time gone by;
They moved about the years as soft
As clouds move through the sky.
They screened the rainstorm from my heart,
And let the moonlight in,
And showed, while shadows fell athwart,
Tracks where the sun had been.

They were such willing, willing hands,
They stilled the mournful tear,
Unwound the pattern of God’s plans,
And made his problems clear.
They did not reach to high-grown bowers,
Where rarest blossoms bloom;
But culled the blessed, purer flowers,
And bore them to the tomb.

Poor hands—they are so still and white,
The rose that shared their rest
Is shrinking from the long, dark night,
And falling on her breast.
The wreath is wilted on the mound
Where long the sunshine stands,
But angels have the sleeper found,
And clasped those willing hands.

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José Manuel 4 months, 1 week ago

Fotos muito interessantes. Pbs

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 4 months, 1 week ago

Muita gente, muita animação. 🙏

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Jay Boggess 4 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful series, as always, Amigos! I especially love the deep foci & minute details, especially apparent in the shots that feature big crowds of people, where individual faces & details are all so clearly seen, for closer scrutiny! Your edits are always just right for hghlighting details that are remarkable, without being overly done.  
Love the Loretta Lynn tune & the thoughtful, touching verse....Bravo!

+1 smile +1

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 4 months, 1 week ago

Much appreciated comment my dear friend. I try to show different cultures but in a somewhat beautiful way. 😊

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 4 months, 1 week ago

Your images showcase the best qualities of whatever you point your cameras at, Amigos!
Always a pleasure, my friend!
+1smile+1

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Berckmans Peter 4 months, 1 week ago

For me the best of the series so far. Love the style of edit and subjects

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 4 months, 1 week ago

I also like the dynamic of this set. Thanks my friend

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Camellia Staab 4 months, 1 week ago

#8 stands out. The edit and the monochrome makes one focus on the faces and the different expression. Very cool photo.

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 4 months, 1 week ago

I also like that one very much. Luck 😁 Thanks Camellia

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Francesc 4 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful street set...I love the hands of  b&w composition...Happy day Antonio

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 4 months, 1 week ago

My favourite too my friend. Thank you so much Francesc

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
John D 4 months, 1 week ago

Nicely developed. I like #1 & #8

4 months, 1 week ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to John D 4 months, 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for the comment John

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