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photoblog image Zyrynology: Of Dragons and Gentle Things

Zyrynology: Of Dragons and Gentle Things

 

…we all are dragons deep inside

encapsulated in a heavy armor from undesirable intrusions

we are the unconquerable fortresses

or try to look as such

it takes a gentle touch not a strong force

to take away those scales

one by one… 

you might be pleasantly surprised

what you will find behind the scales

don't be afraid to try…

 

Zyrynology: Of Dragons and Gentle Things

 

…we all are dragons deep inside

encapsulated in a heavy armor from undesirable intrusions

we are the unconquerable fortresses

or try to look as such

it takes a gentle touch not a strong force

to take away those scales

one by one… 

you might be pleasantly surprised

what you will find behind the scales

don't be afraid to try…

 

comments (25)

  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jan 2008, 00:25
Speak for yourself, Dude! No dragon in me...just pure pussycat.

This is a beautiful, serene image...it makes me want to purrrrr......
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Big Lebowski is back. Let me scratch behind your ears. smile
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2008, 00:26
This has a curious under water quality to it. Excellent tones!
vz-nostalgia: Curious...that's a good word to describe this picture, Martin. Harmless and diplomatic. smile
The tones are excellent indeed. I like your musing...
vz-nostalgia: I'm glad you do, Larry. Not everyone feels the same way, though. smile
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2008, 04:27
Viktor, this is again a stunning picture and many wise words with it.....on the outside we sometimes look very tough but it takes the right touch and trust to show the soft inside, have a nice day, my friend...
vz-nostalgia: I have more wise words lined up in my mind to my stunning pictures, Ms. Astrid. Stop by more often. smile
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2008, 05:59
Looking at your image and thinking about your words bring to mind Thomas Jefferson's letter to Marie Cosway, in which his logical head and beautifully emotional heart argue. It is worth reading, Mr. Dragon.

http://www.juntosociety.com/i_documents/tjheadheartltr.html
vz-nostalgia: I'll give it a try, when I have a bit more time. Don't want to read it in a hurry.
OMG! You know! I needed those words today, Viktor. Thank you.
vz-nostalgia: Glad to be of service to the hoo-ha girls. That's a brand new experience for me. smile
  • Shakara
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jan 2008, 07:47
This is a cracking shot !!
vz-nostalgia: and this is a cracking comment, bro! smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jan 2008, 09:54
a wonderful poetic and philosophical introduction to an expedition of discovery, but why there aren't any colours? Maybe you would like to say: you self have to find and to detect these colours and to paint your image of...! I would like to dicover fascinating colours under water and I would like to find 'gentle things' behind the surface of a person or a situation which get new colours, never seen before by me...!
vz-nostalgia: No color. That's right, Philine. We should leave some room for people's imagination, shouldn't we? Otherwise, it's too easy to swallow. Now, go ahead and explore the dragons, Ms. Philine. smile
  • cathy
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2008, 14:27
Viktor,

this is a perfect example of the title setting up the picture.

if i had seen the photo before i read the title it would have just been another bug shot.

and your lovely comment adds to it all.
vz-nostalgia: I like steering you all into my way of thinking about my pictures. smile Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes folks go way beyond my imagination, and I love, when it happens. smile
  • su
  • US
  • 18 Jan 2008, 14:31
I actually wish this one was in colour.. I like the somewhat angry expression you seem to have captured in that eye smile
vz-nostalgia: The thingy knew it's not really photogenic. I would get angry myself, if someone took a snap of me without my permission. smile
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2008, 18:24
On the other hand, one might not like what one finds at all! But usually, I think, you are right - it is worth persevering to discover the truth inside. I like the image, although I haven't a clue what it is.
Ingrid
vz-nostalgia: That's why I said "One might" and not "One will", Ms. Ingrid. smile
  • blackdog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2008, 18:27
...maybe dragons aren't myths after all.

Bizarre image Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: Some will agree wholeheartedly with you, blackdog. smile
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 18 Jan 2008, 18:52
I'm inclined to think like Ingrid, once the packaging is unwrapped, there is only disappointment to be found.

I hope I'm not a dragon inside, I came across Dragon Horses, the other day - cousins to Sea Horses. I hope I don't look like that!
vz-nostalgia: I bet, you got burned quite a few times unwrapping packages, Ms. Pixie. smile
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jan 2008, 21:05
If only from time to time stop and remember to use the gentle patient touch it would be a better place. Lovely pic and wise words to accompany it Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: ...next time you see a dragon, dear
don't hurry reaching for a long sharp spear... smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jan 2008, 23:05
Fresh prawn meat behind the scale. Must be my dragon speaking. smile

Great shot, I trust you didn't get your camera wet.
vz-nostalgia: Louis, you got to find the way to control your inner dragon, otherwise one day it might get you in trouble. smile
  • Ellie
  • UK
  • 18 Jan 2008, 23:53
Is this a cricket?

Lovely picture smile
vz-nostalgia: Nope.
Lovely comment, Ms. Ellie. smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 19 Jan 2008, 06:44
Very archetypal thoughts lurking behind your photo, Viktor. Dragons can be good, or not so good...there is a dark and light side to how we manifest the many different sides of our own selves. I've met both kinds of dragons and the soft way sometimes doesn't work...trust me, I know...depends how deep and anchored the armor is, and how far it has to travel to reach it's lighter side. That funny looking little bug seems to be alighting on outstretched plant hands.
vz-nostalgia: Archetypal being a key word here, Ms. Suzanne. You're right, all dragons are different, as we all are different. I do believe in good behind the armour, though, despite the thickness of the scales. I risk to sound like a preacher here. smile
  • Aksel
  • Norway
  • 19 Jan 2008, 15:25
I like a gentle patient touch and hope my dragon does too....Thanks for pushing the button...
vz-nostalgia: That's what buttons are for, Aksel smile
  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • 20 Jan 2008, 07:29
Zyrynology ... smilesmile Unconquerable fortress ? oh my ... Until now, I've always think it's better not being unconquerable smile In me, no dragons, may be some little skelettons in the cupboard but above all, water lily growing in my chest ...
vz-nostalgia: Take a good care of your water lily, Ms. France. Your inner dragon might use the petals for her scales, unless this lily is a tattoo on your chest. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 20 Jan 2008, 13:41
I must do something with my eyes...for a few seconds, I thought I was looking to a fish...and then I spotted a leg and I thought:" not even Viktor is able to find fishes with legs..."

I must say that some of your picture took away some of my scales smile
vz-nostalgia: "...not even Viktor..." Oh my, how could you doubt my abilities, Ms. Lina. I have a secret lab down in my basement, where I breed one-legged fishes for the secret service. smile

Ms. Lina, I must tell you that your sometimes funny, sometimes poetic comments removed a lot my dragon's scales as well. smile
  • Vicky
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 00:50
Even if you remove all of the scales, i bet it still tastes like chicken.
vz-nostalgia: Oops. I forgot whom I am dealing with. Ms. Vicky, a nihilist of the highest probe herself is here. smile
  • Vicky
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 01:33
Sorry...
I guess I was in a mood to keep all of my scales on today.
vz-nostalgia: Well, let me see, if my gentle touch will be of any help. Though, with us it's usually the way around, isn't it? smile
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 21 Jan 2008, 06:33
Very interesting shot, Viktor. The black and white makes it rather otherworldly.
vz-nostalgia: Otherwordly it could be, as it leads you to the inner world, Ms. Jewlya. smile
  • Gale
  • Cape of Storms
  • 21 Jan 2008, 11:59
Gentle yet lethal. Love the tones. Stunning picture.
vz-nostalgia: Even the most gentle dragons could turn out to be lethal under a certain circumstances, Ms. Gale. smile
  • Josť-Angel
  • http://jasdg.shutterchance.com
  • 23 Jan 2008, 13:42
I am not going to enter to value the content of the image because I believe that close up, too much is closed. But I will say that to the treatment in the B&W it perfect encounter, with very good tonalities!
vz-nostalgia: Well, at least you liked something, Jose-Angel. smile
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