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photoblog image Viquarium: In The Time of Absolute Innocence

Viquarium: In The Time of Absolute Innocence

 

…little red fishes

what do they know about sorrows of this world

white petals fall into the pond to their delight

to play with the reflections of the clouds

is all they know…

Viquarium: In The Time of Absolute Innocence

 

…little red fishes

what do they know about sorrows of this world

white petals fall into the pond to their delight

to play with the reflections of the clouds

is all they know…

comments (17)

  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Mar 2011, 00:16
Each ripple is like some complex organic bar code and the flashes of red make for a super photograph Viktor.
vz-nostalgia: some pictures work in b&w, and some are just born to be in color, Mike. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Mar 2011, 05:40
Hmmm!
Methinks VZ is mistaking ignorance for innocence.
vz-nostalgia: Didn't I say "little red fishes"? Methinks whoever confuses kid's innocence with ignorance makes a big mistake, Ray. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Mar 2011, 11:56
Methink so too. I see more than one red fish. Once I had them in a pond and they did not display innocence through the number of offspring and chewing each other's tails.

I like the picture, though.
vz-nostalgia: :
Louis: Methink so too.
VZ: Got to think for yourself, Louis. Following Ray's steps is rarely a good idea. smile
  • eva
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Mar 2011, 17:33
They are thinking, who is stirring the waters again...is that VZ, isn't it? smile
vz-nostalgia: smile You have no idea how right you are, Ms. Eva. smile I took teh picture exactly at the same pond in teh same park as this one, just a few years later:
http://nostalgia.shutterchance.com/photoblog/The_darn_title_is_too_long_to_fit_/
No wonder they posed for me again. smile
Their petals are like our snow, we have fun, it disappears, then its back to normal, their world under water is probably just like ours above smile
vz-nostalgia: "Could this world up above be like ours under water?" said one little fish to another.
"Never ever," replied teh Another, "fish kills other fish because of teh hunger, but they kill each other because of teh hatred."
  • clo
  • France
  • 4 Mar 2011, 23:39
Nostalgia of a passed time ...the time of absolute innocence..
Happy little red fishes...:o)nothing to do.. nothing to think..just play in pond..
Beautiful "photo poésie" Mr Viktor..:o)
vz-nostalgia: Good to see you here again, Ms. Clo.
Clo: Nostalgia of a passed time...
VZ: I wonder, if there is such a thing as nostalgia for teh future. Nostalgia for things that have never happened to us. smile
  • iris
  • hamburg
  • 4 Mar 2011, 23:39
... and I think it is for us to keep their little pond of innocence, their little playground, pure and uncontaminated as long as possible, so that they can just enjoy their being, the moment and all the little wonders their world offers.
vz-nostalgia: I think we all have a little pond of innocence left over from our childhoods, Ms. Iris. Some have it hidden deep inside. Some don't even bother hiding it. smile
I wish a little pond of peace to all those without a secure and safe place to be and where soft petals can come into their lives like doves of peace.
vz-nostalgia: The idealist in you speaks, Ms. Suzanne. You know well, there is always a predator in a pond. And if you manage to escape the predator's attacks, one day someone will spill a nasty chemical cocktail into your little pond. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Mar 2011, 03:51
Ray: Hmmm!
Methinks VZ is mistaking ignorance for innocence.

vz-nostalgia: Didn't I say "little red fishes"? Methinks whoever confuses kid's innocence with ignorance makes a big mistake, Ray.

Ray: Is VZ trying to say the 3 little red fishes dictated the title of this post to him?
Next he might be claiming his coffee cup dictated a sonnet, or something!
So you have "...Absolute Innocence" in the title followed by "...what do they know..." ...an implication of ignorance...in the narrative...

And...kids?

Methinks...(well, I already said that...)
[grin]
vz-nostalgia: :
Ray: Is VZ trying to say the 3 little red fishes dictated the title of this post to him?
VZ: You bet. That was my first thought, when I was looking at the pond. And that is exactly why I pushed the shutter button. smile I don’t do it often nowadays, as I came to the conclusion that NOT pushing the shutter button is as important as pushing it, and often even more important. smile

Ray: Next he might be claiming his coffee cup dictated a sonnet, or something!
VZ: Oh gee… It has been done already, Ray. I see no reason for a redundant act. smile
http://allpoetry.com/poem/1013250

Ray: So you have "...Absolute Innocence" in the title followed by "...what do they know..."
VZ: I sure do, and I see no contradiction here. smile
sometimes not knowing alot isn't a bad thingwink but yes knowledge is power
vz-nostalgia: "Blessed are those who don't know, for the joy of knowledge is ahead of them." Don't look this up in teh Bible, MS. Toun. This is one of the nostalgisms. smile
Those waves... it's a universe in itself...
vz-nostalgia: Lucky those who see those little universes around us, Larry. So many people pass them by. smile
  • L.Reis
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2011, 12:42
...is there anything more worth knowing???
A kiss to stir the surface of the evening.
vz-nostalgia: Knowing what a kiss of innocence tastes like is worth knowing, Ms. Reis, don't you think? smile
  • Lyris
  • Brazil
  • 9 Mar 2011, 12:55
I think "what do they know" is the key here...

It´s much easier to stay innocent when you are protected from reality inside your bubble... or pond. Or living in a limited reality, a filtered one, let´s say.

Lucky fishes. In principle. I guess. But then there is also freedom out there... so it gets you thinking if lost of innocence isn´t a harsh but needed side effect of having freedom of choice.

P.S. Hi there, Vik smile
vz-nostalgia: :
Lyris: It´s much easier to stay innocent when you are protected from reality inside your bubble... or pond. Or living in a limited reality, a filtered one...
VZ: Yes. you might stay innocent a bit longer in teh bubble, but sooner or later you have to give it up, Ms. Lyris. smile

Lyris: it gets you thinking if lost of innocence isn´t a harsh but needed side effect of having freedom of choice.
VZ: Right on teh money, Ms. Lyris. Right on teh money. smile

Lyris: P.S. Hi there, Vik
VZ: Hello Ms. Comet. Till next year? smile
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 10 Mar 2011, 02:46
I like this photo VZ and the reflection and ripples and the fish and the sky....to the fish life is good.....we should be that lucky....petersmile
vz-nostalgia: :
Peter: we should be that lucky...
VZ: Why aren't we, Peter?
  • Lyris
  • Brazil
  • 12 Mar 2011, 03:56
VZ: Hello Ms. Comet. Till next year?
Lyris: Nono... I intend to orbit around for a little longer. Didn´t leave enough trace behind yet wink
vz-nostalgia: Good deal. Orbit around. I'll go ahead and get myself a telescope. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 1 Apr 2011, 13:45
we’re the little fish in the universal scheme of things, Vik.
who knows - there may be so much afoot way beyond our... innocence?
vz-nostalgia: Oh, in teh universal scheme of things we are much smaller than little fishes, Terry. The tiny particles of dust, if not even smaller. smile I always wonder about the mindset of teh astronomers, astrophysicists and such. It must be really a humbling (if not humiliating) experience to go to work every day, look into the universes through the telescope and realize that you are nothing but the speck of dust. smile
  • Redmama
  • United States
  • 26 Apr 2011, 04:09
oh I don't know. Maybe they are just koi, I mean coy!
I always liked pictures with reflections, but also Escher-esqueness of seeing the reflection, the surface and underneath it all. I like the "Viquarium"
vz-nostalgia: ah, you're good with playing words, Ms. Mama. smile Love it. smile
Strange things happen in Viquarium. Stay tuned. smile
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