Beautiful roses or a couple of people: two ideas are fighting for our attention. Which one do you think wins?
Susan says, “For me it is no contest. The humans trump the roses, as spectacular as they truly are. That’s the thing about our relationship with our human family: we are inexplicably drawn in the watch, wonder and enjoy each other. We will easily see ideas in photos of each other. Here I’ve already decided that a son has taken his mother to the rose garden on a beautiful day and is capturing the memory for them both. I know nothing about either of them, but I already like the guy. Just from this fleeting moment of his behavior, I have decided that he is a good, caring and considerate fellow. It probably wasn’t easy to wheel his mother down the ramp and over the uneven bricks to the pool’s edge, but he did it and I like him for it. Others will see different ideas here, but we will all see something that connects us to this image whether it is the roses, the fountain or the people. You?”
Lucia says, “This rose garden is a lovely haven in the city. It’s quiet and peaceful. As I sat on a bench along the perimeter, all I could hear were distant voices mingled with the sound of the fountain. I watched these two as they moved along the brick path, literally stopping to smell the roses. They moved along, she with her little dog in her lap, he pushing and talking softly with her. Yes, Susan is right. The man treated his mother with loving care. I was glad to capture a sweet moment during their outing to a beautiful spot of him capturing a ‘sweet moment’ of his own. I felt connected with them and moved by their quiet companionship.”
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