spots and specks

by Stormfish April. 21, 2012 4053 views

in the night, we're spilling light all over the darkness of this planet. spots and specks of civilization in an otherwise vast empty void of negation. the numbers that define our realm of existence are so mindbogglingly huge [htwins.net], our little bit of glow we have been able to produce on this planet so paper thin - it is almost ridiculous to realize that we've actually already have changed the climate of our planet.

nevertheless, we're still trying not to leave any footprints, close the door and turn off the light when we leave, get carbon neutral, get even with nature (as if nature would want to get even with us!) and humbly be happy with whatever breadcrumbs we can snap from the big table of the gods, filled with grandiose glitter and hot burning passion.

as long as humanity, ashamed of itself, just buckles down beneath the gods, we will always just spill, always just waste, always mere walk into darkness, with a tiny flickering light of ourselves to guard us through the mad conundrum that we call universe. and we'll be hum-bumming along with rules and with laws, with headache producing, futile attempts to understand, why, what, where, how - while entropy slowly consumes us away. nobody cares, not about us. nobody needs to, except each and every of you.

come as you are. there is no joneses to keep up with.

stettbach, switzerland [maps.google.ch]

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Jacki 5 years ago

For me, it feels like you are 'coming as you are' these days... I think your writing multiplies your photographic creativity. Or perhaps it's just that as the viewer I now have added insight in to what is going on in the critical space behind the viewfinder. I actually LIKE that this pano is on edge, even if by necessity... I'd frame and hang it this direction. Glad you enjoyed the link... I pass the credit along to [url=http://www.photoblog.com/lookwhatisaw/]Lookwhatisaw[/url].

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Anna-Marya Tompa 5 years, 1 month ago

some of our excessive night street lighting is being switched off after midnight, doesn't make everybody happy but is at least a step in the right direction; it's nice to see the night and to learn that we can see in the dark; like the slow revelation of the image

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Larry Sample 5 years, 1 month ago

My neck hurts! Wish I could flip it. Great post!

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Stormfish 5 years, 1 month ago

p.s. the link above curtesy of [url=http://www.photoblog.com/DancingDolphin/]DancingDolphin[/url] who found it in the other dark wide void called internet. :-)

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David Swatton 5 years, 1 month ago

Excellent post - I do like it when Time's Arrow and the second law of thermodynamics mixed with a little mythological spin makes a fleeting visit to Photoblog.... and scrolling through the image feels like taking a slice through the visible universe (if you ignore the neon sign) :-) Btw, that's a great site you've linked to.

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