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photoblog image Nu Aesthetics:  The Anchor

Nu Aesthetics: The Anchor

 

…I am your anchor

if you need to tie down your thoughts

I am your answer

if your day ends with a question

I am your harbor

if you ever get caught in a storm…

Nu Aesthetics: The Anchor

 

…I am your anchor

if you need to tie down your thoughts

I am your answer

if your day ends with a question

I am your harbor

if you ever get caught in a storm…

comments (28)

  • Kathryn
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2010, 02:07
vz-nostalgia: :
...if you are wind, I'm a windcatcher
if you are a storm, I'm a storm chaser
if I don't need an answer, why would I ask a question?.. smile
I see Kathryn has beat me to a play on your words. smile The soft and intangible hand in hand with the solid and secure. A very good combination. smile
vz-nostalgia: smile
Suzanne: I see Kathryn has beat me to a play on your words.
VZ: Wolfgang (a "gang of wolves", what kind of name is that anyway? smile) Mozart wrote 56 symphonies during his life. Can you imagine Beethoven saying: "I see this dude Mozart has beat me in writing all teh symphonies". smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jan 2010, 02:58
Thanks, but "No Thanks"...
these are the challenges I keep for myself as they help me to place markers in my life...
I shall not outsource these things...
vz-nostalgia: Hahahaha. What made you think that I had you in mind, when I wrote this, Ray? smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Jan 2010, 05:46
Tough stuff that thread Vik
vz-nostalgia: Not tough enough to bend the nail, Chris. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Jan 2010, 05:48
Wow, VZ Ray Suzanne Kathryn all at it on the same day. Stunning as my thoughts weave the thread around the square holed nail.
I wonder if/when the spider starts the engine: will the anchor start turning?
vz-nostalgia: smile
Louis: Wow, VZ Ray Suzanne Kathryn all at it on the same day.
VZ: smile Best minds of shutter hang out on Nostalgia. smile
Louis: I wonder if/when the spider starts the engine: will the anchor start turning?
VZ: The anchor will start turning, when the secret of a spider web strength is unlocked by science, Louis. smile
interesting photo, good DOF
vz-nostalgia: interesting observation, Ms. Chantal. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2010, 10:09
a fascinating pic- rather abstract with geometrical structures and fine blurs and colour - considering your words I have to say: A very self- confident person is speaking here- I would like to use the conjunctive, optative... or if I were an anchor..
Happy, blessed Christmas (6th January) to you and yours!

I'm happy to meet Kathryn again on your blog.. and I'll get a move on her blog!
vz-nostalgia: smile
Philine: A very self- confident person is speaking here...
VZ: smile A person confident enough to know that every Friday he'll see you on Nostalgia. smile No "IFs", Philine. smile

Thanks for remembering the date of the Orthodox Christmas, Philine. smile
Philine: I'm happy to meet Kathryn again on your blog...
VZ: Kathryn made a grand reappearance on Nostalgia with her signature poetry, didn't she? smile
I miss shome sharpness in this shot on the nail.
For me the nail/Anchor is God.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Delia: I miss some sharpness in this shot on the nail.
VZ: It's not uncommon for me to lose my focus now and then, Ms. Delia. smile As Russians like to say "it could be worse". smile
Delia: For me the nail/Anchor is God.
VZ: Rightly so, as for millions of people in this world, Ms. Delia. The main thing is not to step over the line in one's faith. This Nigerian dude, who wanted to blow up Delta plane with 300 hundered innocent souls, has his anchor in God too. I've read somewhere the other day that 95% of all recent wars and conflicts in teh world have a religeous cause or motivation. Something to think about.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jan 2010, 10:20
For some reason the phrase Steeleye Span comes to mind. I have just googled it to find it was the name of a boxer John "Steeleye" Span in a song by a folk group, who then took it as the band name in 1969.

Subconciously I must have been thinking about suspension bridges - combinations of the light materials securely anchored to give graceful strength. Pity the name didn't fit.
vz-nostalgia: Suspension bridges... wait till we discover the secrets of teh elastic strength of the spider web, Mike. This will be the revolution of our time. It will turn the construction industry upside down with all the new materials it will bring. A suspension bridge over the Strait of Dover, or the Strait of Gibraltar, or the Bering Strait will be not a flight of fancy of a science fiction writer anymore. smile Hell knows, maybe a cable car from Earth to Moon will be finally a reality. smile
Squaring the circle .... or should it be circling the square?

richard
vz-nostalgia: Ancient Greeks were struggling with the same question, Richard. smile I see little has changed since Archimedes and Euclid tried to find the quadrature of teh circle. smile
A very teasing kind of shot - and nicely expressed in words smile
vz-nostalgia: Teasing... that word might describe most shots on Nostalgia, Tom. smile
  • Glenn
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2010, 13:55
Strong image. Leave it at that smile
vz-nostalgia: smile Don't stop halfway, Glenn. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 8 Jan 2010, 14:13
I am your pain...
if you know what I mean... smile
vz-nostalgia: For every pain, Ti, there is a pain killer. Even for the butt ones, if you know what I mean. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 9 Jan 2010, 01:15
wow!! i see you decided to start the new year being poetic!!!

...if we ever got caught in a storm
don't be an anchor
just hold me tight
and let us go ...(k.a.)

..by the way..have you ever taught physics...I'd have learnt lots if you had been my teacher..Happy New Year, mr nostalgia smile
vz-nostalgia: I haven't decided to start being poetic, Ms. K.A. I decided to continue being poetic. smile
It is not an easy task being an anchor during the storm, Ms. K.A. Holding you tight would be a much more pleasant duty. smile
I don't know about physics, but if you keep visiting Nostalgia, you might learn a thing or two about art, music, philosophy... and maybe something else. smile
i don't know why everyone has to make a screw differently. there are even phillips-head screws my phillips screwdriver can't turn. other screws need a wrench of some sort to turn. my "regular" screwdriver is a useless relic.
everytime i try to screw something, i end up stripping it-- no double-entendre intended.
the screw in your photo looks like a nail, but the square hole gives it away- you need a special tool to work it.
why does the world need a thousand different screws?
vz-nostalgia: I thinks this is the most interesting essay about screws and screwdrivers I've ever read, Ms. Seraphine, (not that I've read many of them. Honestly, none smile).
When the next thing in teh world of the screwdrivers hits teh market, this line of yours "everytime i try to screw something, i end up stripping it" might be a staple of their advertisement. You better copyright it now. smile You will not work a single day after that. I promise. smile
Too deep for me some of this (I am a basic individual, single layer, almost amoebic in my outlook)

The image is quite cool!!

Cheers
Rob

smile
vz-nostalgia: Hahaha. If someone would take the challenge of blowing off all the dust/debries of false intellectualism, narcissism, pseudo-complexity and such, most of us will reveal our basic single layerness, Rob. smile
what a wonderful image - so delicate yet strong - this is great!
vz-nostalgia: "delicate, but strong"... as many things in this life, Harry. I like it.
my husband just showed me a box with a screwdriver he has. it has several different heads he can change according to need.
like they say, i guess, two heads are better than one.
vz-nostalgia: you are one lucky woman, Ms. Seraphine. Not every wife has a husband who has a screwdriver with two heads. smile
I once learnt that it was the holes that made the paper stronger- maybe it applies to the web: ie. maybe its what isn't there that endures.
vz-nostalgia: Whoever advised you that the holes make teh paper stronger, misled you big time, Ms. Jamoula. smile The only way a hole can work for the paper is when you transform a two dimensional sheet of paper into a three dimensional object, say, a hollow cylinder (that's how metal columns work).
But in terms of aesthetics, holes most definitely make things much more interesting (and I'm not talking about jeans smile), be it a spider web
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Tales_From_My_Garden%3A_The_Constant_Gardener_/
or the dead petals
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Tales_From_My_Garden%3A_The_Fragile_Sails_/
It is as thin thread that binds us to this. Be careful, do not break it.
vz-nostalgia: The thread that connects two people is often as delicate, as a flutter of butterfly wings on still water, Valentin. smile
great detail shot and great DOF. I think this is a superb image smile
vz-nostalgia: smile
Charles: I think this is a superb image
VZ: That's not enough, Charles. I hear some hesitancy in your voice. You got to know for sure. smile
i can transform a sheet of paper into a paper airplane. i guess that's 3D.
vz-nostalgia: smile
I had no doubts you are a multi-talented woman, Ms. Seraphine. smile
...If you are my answer, I must have forgotten what I was asking for....

Not easy beeing a poet, sorry....I leave the writing to you, you know how :o)

I recognize my impressions in Harrys comment....
vz-nostalgia: You have other things to worry about now, Aksel, beside writing poetry on other peoples' blogs. Congratulations with the baby one more time. smile
Where's the focus, Nostalgia? Where's the focus?
vz-nostalgia: I'm working at it, ADD. smile
Maybe I should check with my doctor, in case I have ADD. smile (Oops, I'm not sure you can get the joke. ADD in a medical practice stands for Attention Deficit Disorder. It is when a person cannot focus on something for a period of time. smile)
Technically I would prefer a point of focus, but I really like your compositionsmile
vz-nostalgia: You can't always get what you want, Nig. smile
  • Eliza
  • Tanzania
  • 14 Jan 2010, 18:10
not what i thought, from the thumbnail...not that i like it less smile. gives me the first time to pause today (it's been a long one, a totally un-african, western-world-style 'long' day)...and i'm happy that your image makes me slow down and stop, even if just for a moment. day ended up with lots of questions...but...no need to find the answers this evening smile
vz-nostalgia: How western-world-style "long" day looks like I know too damn well. Tell me how african long day look like, Ms. Eliza. smile
your attention to detail stuns me every time.
vz-nostalgia: smile It's all around you, Ms. Toun. smile
  • iris
  • Germany
  • 27 May 2010, 20:39
As I announced lately, I begin leaving my marks now. smile
Starting with a picture, which truly strums a string in my soul.
Frail and powerful, tied to each other: for me this is the definition of life.
Thank you for the visualization!
vz-nostalgia: :
Iris: ...for me this is the definition of life.
VZ: A definition of your life, Ms. Iris? Really? Tell me more.
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