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photoblog image Zyrynology:  The Seed Of Nostalgia

Zyrynology: The Seed Of Nostalgia

  

"You are a good gardener", she said.

"I only sow the seeds", I said, "The rest is up to you".

 

"…The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time…The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."  Mathew 13:18-23

 

 

Zyrynology: The Seed Of Nostalgia

  

"You are a good gardener", she said.

"I only sow the seeds", I said, "The rest is up to you".

 

"…The one who received the seed that fell on rocky places is the man who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since he has no root, he lasts only a short time…The one who received the seed that fell among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. But the one who received the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown."  Mathew 13:18-23

 

 

comments (25)

incredible detail and great b&w!
vz-nostalgia: Oh, don't tell me you have a severe case of dementia, Charles. smile Didn't we agree on "no compliments on Nostalgia"? smile
  • Y.K.W.
  • United States
  • 5 Mar 2010, 03:07
The first comment totally ignored your rules and interrupted the feelings, emotions and thoughts for whoever just finished reading the prelude...

Now I totally forgot what I was thinking about...

Now you have two screwed up comments, what a start for a fruity shot... smile
vz-nostalgia: smile Some people listen, but do not hear, YKW. smile They are usually the same people who look, but do not see. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Mar 2010, 06:25
The first seed was those that fell on the barren road. Nothing happened, the word was ignored.

Indeed the rest is up to you.

A plume in the hat of D'Artagne, french knight of distinction. But this is a winged seed that can be blown anywhere.
vz-nostalgia: smile I doubt Alexander Dumas would aprove your comparison, Louis. smile Besides, D'Artagnan wasn't really French. He was from Gascony, which makes him, let's say, more Basque than French. smile
great on the contrast, I would also love to see it in sepia, with natural brown teint
vz-nostalgia: Want to see it in sepia, Ms. Chantal? Nothing could be simpler. Just put on sepia sunglasses. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Mar 2010, 08:36
Interesting Vik: it looks like an insect laying an egg!
vz-nostalgia: I've never seen an insect laying an egg (just one? smile), Chris, but I'll take your word for it. smile
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 5 Mar 2010, 09:48
All the qualities of the wood that it may one day grow up to be.
vz-nostalgia: That is called genetics, Mike. smile
A wise gardener is like the light of the moon ~ a soft and easy touch so that the seeds can grow in the brighter light of the sun, and soon baby leaves unfurl outward to the sky. Some are at the mercy of where they fall. Others thrive in collaboration with the wisest possible caretaker. In this, blessings multiply.
vz-nostalgia: ...and when teh blessings multiply, there is nothing more pleasurable for the gardener than to watch the fruits ripening. smile
Wonderful detail in this shot, Victor. Seeds, containing all that is needed for life is one of nature's best miracles.
vz-nostalgia: Truly, seeds by themselves are teh miracles of nature, but their prosperity is up to the environment they happen to fall onto. Do you think the world would have the geniuses of Mozart or Bach, if they were born to a family of poor farmers somewhere in teh mountain village of Bavaria? smile
The seed is the soul. We are the gardeners of it, God is the planter. We have the freedom and responsability to take care of that seed and grow it. I like that you associate the image with Bible fragments. I wish we could all chose to grow on the good soil...smile
vz-nostalgia: :
Delia: The seed is the soul. We are the gardeners of it, God is the planter.
VZ: Well, that is not exactly what I had in mind, but still, it's a valid point of view and I respect it.
Delia: We have the freedom and responsability to take care of that seed and grow it.
VZ: Not always we have teh freedom, Ms. Delia. A growing up in powerty child, who doesn't know how to read, will never become a writer, even though God gave him/her the talent.
Delia: I like that you associate the image with Bible fragments.
VZ: I never quote anyone to my images. This is the first time I did so, and possibly the last time. smile
Great black and white shot, Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: What did you say, Tom? I can't hear you. smile Like Stephen Colbert, who doesn't know a black person from a white one due to color blindness, I become deaf, when I hear a praise. smile
  • patrick
  • United States
  • 5 Mar 2010, 14:55
vz-nostalgia: :
I picked it up
and put it in my
treasure box
in blind hope that
one day
I'll find a second one
vz-nostalgia: It's a maple tree seed, Ron. An inspiration for some in a very unexpected way. smile
http://www.ubergizmo.com/15/archives/2007/09/maple_seed_flying_spy_cam.html
Nature is the gardener and will decide if the seed grows!smile
vz-nostalgia: Yep. All up to a chance. One seed might land on a parking lot, while other on a compost pile. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Mar 2010, 08:35
We all spill some seeds on non-fertile spaces...most of the fun is in practicing to get it right!
vz-nostalgia: smile Sure, just don't forget to use the hand lotion, Ray. Blisters look artificial on a writer's hands. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Mar 2010, 18:12
Oh, the bible text is well- known to me, a wonderful reflection about listening and about our hope and idealism that all our doing might be understood and received by mind and heart! (You couldn't be teacher if you were not filled with such an idealism and hope)- Your photograph may evoke my botanical interest: what kind of plant? (No insect?)- wonderful textures like veins and muscles - and the light enhances the beauty of this leaf (?).

I too very like the parable of the grain of mustard seed in Mark 4:30ff.:
"And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it."
vz-nostalgia: :
Philine: ...the bible text is well- known to me...
VZ: I have no doubt about that, Philine. smile
Philine: Your photograph may evoke my botanical interest: what kind of plant?
VZ: I can satisfy your botanical interest, Philine. It's a seed of a maple tree. smile I've already used these seeds in my photograph "In The Waters Of Life And Death"
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Zyryality%3A_In_The_Waters_Of_Life_And_Death_/
Preciosa e intrigante.
Por momentos no se sabe a ciencia cierta si pertenece al reino vegetal o al animal.
saludos Sr. Nostalgia
vz-nostalgia: "Beautiful and fascinating.
It's hard to tell if this thing belongs to the kingdom of plants or animals.
greetings Mr. Nostalgia"
Hope I translated it right, Ms. Monica. smile
The seed does look like as if it has life in it. smile
Very much a nostalgic feel here. Thought of fairy wings and magic things......
vz-nostalgia: With thoughts like these, you are right at home, Ms. Jamoula. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Mar 2010, 17:12
seed of a maple tree- oh, very magnified?- they look in our country like little propellers, two-winged seeds, little birds flying away- and as children we stick them on our nose, also a kind of nostalgia! I remember their transparent wings - but there are so many sorts of maple tree!
vz-nostalgia: I guess maple trees look different in different parts of teh world, Ms. Philine, just like people. smile
it's not a seed, it's the wing from a fairy. they fall off seasonally. you can tell the age of a fairy by counting the ridges on the wing. each ridge is about a hundred years, and they will live forever unless you make them cry.
vz-nostalgia: smile
Sera: It's not a seed.
VZ: smile Sure it's not. Seeds of Nostalgia are invisible, Ms. Sera. Each time you visit Nostalgia, a seed is planted in your soul. If you have a fertile soul, the seed will sprout. smile
Sera: ...you can tell the age of a fairy by counting the ridges on the wing. each ridge is about a hundred years...
VZ: As much as I love what you just said, I must reveal to you, Ms. Sera, that fairies live outside of time. smile
Sera: ...unless you make them cry.
VZ: What makes fairies cry, Ms. Sera?
We should bring a mission to the underdeveloped countries, so that the word will be understood, and the harvest great smile Very nice photo! I'm still trying to get the scale right. Very interesting
vz-nostalgia: There is no scale to it, Thomas. The scale is what you make out of it: from a fairy wing to a plum in a hat of D'Artagnan. smile
don't you know viktor? fairies cry when they forget how to smile. it happens when they are alone too long.
vz-nostalgia: I had no idea, Ms. Sera. I'll try to make sure my fairy is not lonely. smile
Did you know that one of them lives in my garden?
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Tales_from_My_Garden%3A_A_Fallen_Flower_/
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 11 Mar 2010, 14:09
simple 'stunning'....
what could anybody add after reading the Scriptures???

'the ones who planted with tears will harvest with joy' it's another scripture which came to my mind after reading and seeing your post... smile

again nice one...and nice to hear you citing the Bible...
vz-nostalgia: smile
KA: what could anybody add after reading the Scriptures???
VZ: I think you just did, Ms. KA. smile
KA: ...nice to hear you citing the Bible...
VZ: That was an exception rather than a rule, Ms. KA. smile I usually cite no one, even Bible. smile
Fantastic!
Las formas y la luz excelente.
vz-nostalgia: smile Apparently, God was in good mood, when he designed this, Enric. smile
  • Dulcie
  • USA
  • 30 Mar 2010, 02:38
Beautiful textures and details. I like your choice of the diagonal line. Beautiful!
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, Ms. Dulcie.
  • redmama
  • GA
  • 29 Apr 2011, 22:20
"When first we touched,
My heart flew high,
On gossamer wings through a cloudless sky.
They said it was built upon a lie.
They told me my feelings would surely fade.
Passion would flare and foes would be made.
Can you not put the pass behind?
True love can change a rivers course,
Or pierce the strongest vault with ease.
True love can turn coal into gold,
Or tame the tempest to a balmy breeze.
Quite some time has passed since then:
People no longer criticize,
For now they see that truth exists,
Where once there might have been only lies.
Still my feelings are the same today,
As they were on that very first,
For when we touch, my heart still flies, on gossamer wings through cloudless skies.
"
vz-nostalgia: I'm not familiar neither with the poem nor with the poet, Ms. Redmama. I'm curious to know why did you choose it to express your feelings, intead of writing your own thoughts. smile
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