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photoblog image Zyryality: A Fellow Traveler

Zyryality: A Fellow Traveler

Once, going home through the rainy evening, I noticed a magnolia leaf that was barely making down the stream of a shallow water. "You're such a funny fellow", I mumbled to myself, "Your time is up. Your life is nearly over. You could've rested under an age-old wooden fence, slowly converting into a compost... but no… Your rebelled soul thirsts for freedom. You risked to take this final journey..." Somehow I felt connected to the brother migrant. I pressed the shutter button and wished my new friend a bon voyage.

Zyryality: A Fellow Traveler

Once, going home through the rainy evening, I noticed a magnolia leaf that was barely making down the stream of a shallow water. "You're such a funny fellow", I mumbled to myself, "Your time is up. Your life is nearly over. You could've rested under an age-old wooden fence, slowly converting into a compost... but no… Your rebelled soul thirsts for freedom. You risked to take this final journey..." Somehow I felt connected to the brother migrant. I pressed the shutter button and wished my new friend a bon voyage.

comments (18)

I love the patterns the reflected light makes; caption is nicely philosophical too.
vz-nostalgia: Glad you like both the photo and the caption, Larry. Sometimes I can't separate them, and this would be precisely the case. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Nov 2007, 03:45
Beautiful post, VZ.
Your leaf has the shape of a bushman's bark canoe...it seems to easily cope with the mini-rapids you have so graphically captured.
And...I love the lyrical nature of your narrative.
vz-nostalgia: Appreciate you like it as a whole, as a fusion of text and picture, Ray. That's exactly the way I like it to be perceived. smile
Oh, that is lovely. The detail in the leaf is great and the composition is as well.
vz-nostalgia: Glad you enjoyed it, Mike.
Amzing clarity (both in the picture and your thought) Fantastinc!
vz-nostalgia: I wish I was as optimistic about the clarity of my thoughts as you are, Sandeep smile
Stunning detail and clarity. I love your thoughts on this leaf, too. (:o)
vz-nostalgia: And I would love to hear your own thoughts on this leaf too, Ms. Roz. smile
Very nice idea, very artistic once again !
vz-nostalgia: Appreciate it, Zeb. Honestly, there was no big idea behind this. All is plain and simple. Autobiographical. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 20 Nov 2007, 09:31
i have nothing but respect for your ability to cut through the clutter with something so seemingly simple and do full justice to it. this one shall enthrall as long as its visible. even in a memory.
vz-nostalgia: Oh... Terry. I had no idea that a photograph of a simple object can produce such a burst of emotions. smile I bet there is a hidden migrant deep inside in you. smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 20 Nov 2007, 13:16
Oh, I like that story, Viktor! What a lovely send-off.

And then, of course, all I could think of was, "You had that much rain??!!" Please send some to us here in north Atlanta!
vz-nostalgia: Ha. From all the people only Ginnie can tell that the photo is dated. I see snow, I see rain on other posts. If status quo remains the same for Atlanta, we might soon have to turn into camels to cope without water for months.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 20 Nov 2007, 19:39
Nice story and a very nice capture Viktor, the pattern of the water is great.
vz-nostalgia: Delighted you enjoyed both, the picture and the story, Ms. Astrid.
Love the commentary. If I was a very small creature, I would hitch a lift on it and see where it took me. A perfect leaf in the throes of death preserved for ever.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: If I was a small creature, I would hitch with you... smile
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 20 Nov 2007, 21:30
Love the picture, and am amazed at your story-telling ability smile
vz-nostalgia: Your words are like a balm on my tired soul, Ms. Ellie. smile
  • Ann
  • France
  • 21 Nov 2007, 07:33
A new kind of boat for the minimoys ...
Wonderful light on the water, that contrasts so well with the color of the leaf. I like it !!! Ann
vz-nostalgia: Could you explain to us who these minimoys are that like to travel on leaves, Ann? smile
  • Shakara
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2007, 07:58
The way you make things so simple so special is amazing ...
vz-nostalgia: Simplicity is my middle name, Shakara. Being simple is hard. Being simplistic is easy. smile
  • Josť-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona) Catalonia
  • 21 Nov 2007, 08:09
I like this. Very fell focused!
vz-nostalgia: I guess it was one of those rare cases, when my mind was not out of focus, Jose! smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 21 Nov 2007, 11:18
Perhaps, just perhaps, VZ, his time is not up. His time is yet to come.
vz-nostalgia: smile We'll never know, Ms. Kathryn.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 21 Nov 2007, 18:17
As soon as the branch set her free, the magnolia leaf (Mary Magnolia to her friends) began to live her ancient dream of being a boat...she was so tired of hanging on that tree.. The journey began on a cold rainy morning. She was so thrilled because, sunddenly, she spotted a huge paparazzi...she made har best smile (and she really looked like beautiful wet lips) and she thaught " God...who would have known...I'm already famous!" (Do you still think we have future grin)
I loved the liquid patterns made by the water and the wet "lip" on it!
vz-nostalgia: oh, Ms. Reis... I love your version of the story! Please stop by here more often. smile
I can't belive I failed to see the "wet lips" analogy! smile
wow... this is lovely.
vz-nostalgia: You're very welcome, Gishan. smile
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2007, 19:03
Love the criss-cross pattern of the water on this one. Nice capture..
vz-nostalgia: smile ok.
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