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Vikipedia: Of Zones of Comfort



"I like to be alone", she said, "I like to live in silence. I like the comfort of my home."

"What I would love," I said, "I'd love the world to be your comfort zone, just as it is for me."


Vikipedia: Of Zones of Comfort



"I like to be alone", she said, "I like to live in silence. I like the comfort of my home."

"What I would love," I said, "I'd love the world to be your comfort zone, just as it is for me."


comments (30)

  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2010, 00:18
Superb tones smile
vz-nostalgia: They sure are, SAVO. smile
beautiful shades and tones of b &w.
vz-nostalgia: You are absolutely right, Ms. Expatraveler from Victoria, BC. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Apr 2010, 04:00
Go naked in the world...
So clothes do not become your zone of comfort.
Take it all in...
vz-nostalgia: No man will forget her... no woman will forgive her. smile
love the detail and texture
vz-nostalgia: I had no doubt you'd do, Charles. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Apr 2010, 07:30
Is there anybody in Vik?
vz-nostalgia: only me, Chris... in her fantasy world. smile
I would travel more if I could take my home, and cats, with me
vz-nostalgia: That's what happens, when we get old, Bill... home, cats, pillows, favorite chair... and a kitchen sink. smile
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 30 Apr 2010, 09:02
el único que no paga hipoteca
vz-nostalgia: :
Xavi: "the only one who does not pay mortgage".
VZ: She built it herself, Xavi, though, she got the materials for free. smile
  • Ti
  • United States
  • 30 Apr 2010, 13:10
"I like to be alone", she said...

"What I would love", said Viktor, "blah, blah, blah...."

"I said I like to be alone, Viktor. You talk too much, I'm moving to Ti's place."

(Don't claim ownership of your snail, my post is a day ahead of you!!! smile)
vz-nostalgia: Hahahaha. If you posted yours a day earlier, that means she moved to my place from yours. Think logically, Ti. smile I bet she moved away, because she hasn't heard a word from you. smile
  • cathy
  • United States
  • 30 Apr 2010, 13:30
nice - good message
vz-nostalgia: I hope you'll place the message near your heart, Ms. Cathy. smile
  • Garth
  • United States
  • 30 Apr 2010, 16:21
I can't wait for you to come up and visit the banana slugs up here in the Redwoods, Viktor! I'll be in Atlanta in September!
vz-nostalgia: September! That is not that far away, but maybe I'll pay a visit to teh Redwoods before that. Let's keep our fingers crossed. smile
  • Marion
  • Ireland
  • 30 Apr 2010, 17:29
Very beautiful B&W contrasting tones. perfect!
vz-nostalgia: Perfect is too big of a word, Marion. smile There is always some room for impovement. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 Apr 2010, 18:11
vz-nostalgia: Glad you paid attention to the textures of the tree and the snail. The contrasts of textures that feed off each other is teh topic I'm developing in my photography for quite some time now, Ms. Philine.
The definition of "home" is different for different people. For some, it is literally a home. For others it's a home town, a home area, or a home country. I've met people who have never left their comfort zone in their entire life.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2010, 19:20
Just so long as I don't have to drive behind you dear lady ;o)
vz-nostalgia: Why don't you try, Mike. You might be pleasantly surprised. smile
The lights are on..but there's nobody at home.Cool B&W VZ
vz-nostalgia: Cliché: Lights are on but there's nobody home, The
Explanation: 1. A derogatory expression used to describe someone who is not very smart or who is dumb.
(from )

I guess, I lost you here, Ron. smile
Nice pose for a snail. I would like to see one even closer, to see the "bricks" of it's house even.
Unfortunately people think too small or too limited to accept the world as the confort home. Who is she in the dialog?
vz-nostalgia: :
Delia: I would like to see one even closer...
VZ: You have to travel to Atlanta for that, Ms. Delia. smile

Delia: Who is she in the dialog?
VZ: I know you love to travel, so she's definitely not you. smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Apr 2010, 21:26
I've always liked caravans
  • Tony Casadonte
  • United States
  • 30 Apr 2010, 21:34
Thank you for my Friday moment of beauty...very well done, hope to see you Saturday.
vz-nostalgia: You're most welcome, Tony. Always a pleasure to visit Lumiere Gallery on Saturdays. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Apr 2010, 22:15
To try and comfort the uncomfortable.
vz-nostalgia: ...go now and comfort the uncomfortable, cure the uncurable, feed the hungry, cloth the naked...
  • Zhen
  • Australia
  • 1 May 2010, 03:38
is this story about me? LOL

the way you write often reminds me of Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland.

The past month I felt like Alice swirling through her Rabbit Hole vortex. I think I hit the ground today....Back to reality! And the which, oddly, I feel strangely relieved.

Happy MAY- Hallelujah!
vz-nostalgia: :
Zhen: is this story about me?
VZ: Do you want it to be, Ms. Zhen? smile

Zhen: the way you write often reminds me of Lewis Carroll and Alice in Wonderland.
VZ: Oh my. I bet Mr. Carroll rolled over in his grave, when you typed this. smile

Zhen: I think I hit the ground today....
VZ: That must be painful. Hope you hit the ground with the softest part of your body, Ms. Zhen. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 May 2010, 07:37
Another thought and phrase I remind of- that might belong to the zone of Viki-nostalgia? The snail may be a symbol for this experience!

"The Latin sentence “Omnia mea mecum porto” means “I carry my all with me” as well as “I am carrying all my things with me “ and “All that is mine I carry with me”.

We read such a phrase either in Cicero, Paradoxa Stoicorum (Stoic Paradoxes)1.8, or in Seneca, Epistulae Morales (Moral Letters)9,18-19, to mean that spiritual values are always with us, even if we have lost all our possessions, like Bias, one of the seven sages of ancient Greece (see Cicero) and the Greek philosopher Stilpon (see Seneca) who both had lost all their material goods when the enemy had captured their homeland.

They both however, when told by someone if they had lost anything, said that they had lost nothing, for all of their goods were with them, i.e. spiritual values like justice, virtue, prudence, that nobody could have stolen."
vz-nostalgia: "Everything that's mine I have with me" is my long time motto, Ms. Philine. I kept repeating it to our kids and not because of justice, virtue, prudence... that was given, but for education. No one can steal/destroy teh skills you learned. You might lose all your material posessions and start from sratch and you'll be fine. It wasn't difficult for us to tell this to our kids, because we were bright examples of what we preached to them. smile
  • Valrie
  • France
  • 1 May 2010, 08:08
I like very much the lines and tones. A+ VAL
vz-nostalgia: Well, lines and tones are important too, Ms. Valerie. smile
  • Aurore
  • France
  • 1 May 2010, 11:56
It looks like an eye staring at us with a smile smile am i roght or a bit mad ?? smile love this b&w and the focus on the snail.
vz-nostalgia: We often see what we like to see, Ms. Aurore (as we often hear what we like to hear). So, nope, you are not mad (well, maybe just a bit). smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 1 May 2010, 16:01
vz-nostalgia: I could not escape from listening to Savage Garden, Ms. KA, even if I wanted to. It's was on all commercial radio channels over and over and over. Not that I listen to those channels, but they are all around me. smile

I must say, your question about two snails sharing the same shell puzzled me quite a bit. I don't think they ever tried. I guess if they try, they might've liked it, Imagine two slimy naked bodies rub against each other 24/7. smile
I would travel more if I could take my home, and cats and dog, with me.
vz-nostalgia: sure... don't forget your kitchen sink, Ms. Mela. smile
Your work is fantastic, very special.
Thanks for your comment.
vz-nostalgia: We don't praise on Nostalgia, Ms. Susana, but because it's your first time here, you're forgiven. smile
We don't thank for comments either. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 May 2010, 18:51
"I've met people who's never left their comfort zone in their entire life." Immanuel Kant has been told never to have left his home Königsberg- but what a big thinker! -
Surely, you know the phrase of "portatives Vaterland" (Heine and other emigrants)/portative native country- our native language, our religion... may be such an element of this kind of home we are always taking with us wherever we are -like a snail its shell!
vz-nostalgia: If you would drive along the Buford Highway in Atlanta, Ms. Philine, you'd see Little Mexico, then you'd see Chinatown, then Little Korea, then Little Vietnam and so on... The only thing is missing is Little Russia, for which you have to visit New York's Brighton Beach. smile But I have not a slightest desire of doing so. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 May 2010, 08:15
"But I have not a slightest desire of doing so"- yes, I well understand- those "Little..." are only clichés -I thought in particular of the inner native country (education, language, values, memories..., perhaps some customs, dishes, things...) we carry with us!
You are right: "The bright examples" of the parents is the best education for the children!
wonderful dark tones - love it!
vz-nostalgia: ...and I thought you are a man of light nuances, Harry. smile
Lots of textures going on here. A picture in your zone of comforts I would saysmile
vz-nostalgia: hahahaha... You bet, Nig. I do feel at home in those pictures. smile
  • Marie
  • France
  • 20 May 2010, 20:55
très belle composition.
vz-nostalgia: we don't keep badly composed pictures on Nostalgia, Ms. Marie. smile
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