Delicate and Soft - our Theme of the Month for June, almost over.
I truly believe that there is nothing more delicate than a young person's soul.
Unless you're famous (like John F. Kennedy) or brilliant (like Einstein) or creative (like Shakespeare) or artistic (like Picasso) ... there isn't much that you or I can do here on this earth, other than to leave a positive mark, to be remembered many years later as someone who was kind, loving and good.
And the most important thing that we can do, in my opinion, is to strengthen the souls of the younger ones. Whether they are our children or those of the neighbors. Whether they are 5, 15 or 25. The most delicate thing in this world is a young person's soul. It breaks so easily.
This is a very old image that I took eleven years ago at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart. It reminded me then, and still does now, of one of the greatest people who ever walked this earth - my dad.
Your image illustrates your note well with your father's gentle focus on the young girl, his body curves towards her as he checks to make sure she is ok. It is great to have loving, supportive parents. I do like your unique and important TOM choice. GLF, Patricia
plimrn wrote in 2017/06/29 01:35:08: I can't believe I called you by the wrong name, sorry about thatSistercosmo wrote in 2017/06/27 23:51:15: Hi Pat,
thanks for the lovely reply. I appreciate it.
It's me, Linda. 😃
I really like your text which explains well why this double silhouettes are part of the month ToM. You're right to say that softness and delicatess are some skill parents should have regarding their children and your shot illustrates it well: father is walking with daughter and checking that everything is allright, we feel a tchat between the 2 persons.
Good creative thinking about this theme!
"The most delicate thing in this world is a young person's soul. It breaks so easily." How funny that I was thinking something along these lines just this morning. There is a young man (18 I think) born of wealthy and famous parents who has just published a book of his photos. Not to put too fine a point on it, the photos are not good and there is quite a lot of ridicule on social media. The fault, I think, lies with the publisher for publishing in the first place. His parent aren't photographers so they probably can't judge. I think the kindest thing would be to send him on a course, but he doesn't need to hear the ridicule about his present photography skills, so it's a shame his photos are out there to be criticised.
We have missed your sensitive interpretations of the themes. The body language here is definitely about caring. B&W was the perfect choice.
PS There must have been two greatest people to walk the earth!!
interesting and also very sad story about that young man and his photos. Parenting is the toughest job on earth and it's devastating for the children when they don't get the limits, support, education, guidance and love that they need to flourish.
I agree that if the parents are clueless, at least the publisher should have been honest. But they weren't about to turn away hard cash, now were they?
And yes, there must have been two greatest people, certainly millions of greatest people, who walked this earth or are still walking here. That gives me hope. :)
beautiful compo. I liked the geometrical elements and the silhouetes adding life to the compo. yes, childhood is the magical era of our lives. I wish to keep ever as possible, the surprise about the world, as when I was a child, when you lost this, you are gone.