16 March 2011

when words escape you...



Some days words escape you.
How do you express sorrow?

Maybe it is best to express hope even
when it seems impossible to do so.

images from my morning walk
in sepia, prayer and hope for the people
of Japan.



27 comments:

  1. Yes, sepia seems just the right tone. Such pleasing, soothing images to set against all of those awful pictures of chaos and rubble.

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  2. The sepia tone gives a melancholic view to the pictures. I loved them

    It is quite sad when wone thinks of Japan and sees the images being telecast. All I can do is pray for them and hope for a better tomorrow. I know it sounds quite shallow but still . . .

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  3. There are no words for that what is happening in Japan at the moment.
    We see... we are listening to that what they tell us on tv and we can`t believe it....!So horrible.
    There are a lot of discussions here in germany about the atomic reaktor`s in our country and some old one`s are going to be stopped now. The government will *think* about revival energies for the very near future.
    I`m really hoping that there will be a change, otherwise we all are sitting on a powder-barrel...
    My thoughts are on Japan and you couldn`t document it better as with your photos, Jeanne!

    Beate XXX

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  4. I know 2 friends from Japan in Vienna, I barely hat the courage to contact them because I felt so sorry. I was so suprised how non-depressed both of them feel right now. Yes, they are worrying because both their families live in Tokyo. But they are fine. Not overwhelmed by what's happening right now. Just like the people you watch on television, lining up in front of supermarkets. I am going to make a card for friend Y. tonight, friend T. will visit me this week, I will cook for her. I feel so sorry for the young women who live here and can only watch how their families are in trouble.

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  5. Beate, can you imagine how easily Fr. Merkel could give the order to shut down 7 power plants! 7 !!! People have been fighting for ages to get 1 shut down. A shame it always needs horror before anything will happen. Lets hope it is not just a strategic pre-election-move in Germany.

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  6. Often sorrow can't be expressed in words. It has to be experienced in silence. These pictures capture that contemplative feeling very nicely.

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  7. that is why we have so many arts-- for the feelings that just cannot be captured in words.

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  8. How indeed. It's too monumental a tragedy to even take in. You have expressed it beautifully here.

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  9. The horrific news coming out of Japan...can be paralizing...thank you for your lovely images of nature in it's beautiful state.

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  10. I am thinking of and praying for all of these people throughout the days. I cut white roses from my garden, arranged them in a vase and placed them on my kitchen island to remind me to stop and pray. We simply cannot go about our day as unaffected as we are and let these people languish. Thanks so much Jeanne for this beautiful and poignant post.

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  11. Lovely post! Your pictures leave me speechless. Bonnie

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  12. The photos convey the perfect mood. I agree that there are no words for what has happened in Japan. Horrific does not even start to describe it all.

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  13. heartfelt and beautifully expressed.

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  14. Jeanne , that first picture is just amazing, so beautiful and peaceful.
    I keep stopping in y tracks during the day and thinking about Japan, it seems incredible that our lives go on as normal when this is happening on the other side of the world.
    Sharon

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  15. Beautifully shared and beautifully said my friend. xox

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  16. Thanks everyone...I think we all feel the same way. There just aren't enough words to express.
    I took these pictures on my morning walk with Tika.
    I had a coffee in one hand and my iphone in the other and I just sat on the bench. It is a regular stop of mine. Morning is best...peace and quiet reign. The photos were taken with my iphone. Sometimes I wonder why I drag around that big camera of mine when my phone can take pretty good ones too...xx

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  17. Beautiful photos Jeanne...the world's a bit of a puzzle at the moment isn't it?

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  18. so beautiful... i am praying for all of those precious families... xx

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  19. Great post Jeanne, it all seems so surreal, like an awful sci-fi movie. So hard to imagine what the people of Japan must be going through.

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  20. Oh, Jeanne, I know. The fragility of life is so incomprehensible. J x

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  21. Dear Jeanne:

    Thinking of you on St. Patrick's day.

    Hope you take in the solemnity of the day with your loved ones.

    May the blessing of the rain be on you—
    the soft sweet rain.
    May it fall upon your spirit
    so that all the little flowers may spring up,
    and shed their sweetness on the air.
    May the blessing of the great rains be on you,
    may they beat upon your spirit
    and wash it fair and clean,
    and leave there many a shining pool
    where the blue of heaven shines,
    and sometimes a star.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  22. Words are impossible to find, but you expressed the feelings so well in your images, thank you!

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  23. The sepia images make me think of the past of nuclear explosions in WWII and the Kobe earthquake. Japan has suffered so much and now again. It saddens me deeply but your photographic tribute is lovely.

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  24. Gosh, I know exactly what you are feeling.
    Terribly sad.
    Your photos capture the mood splendidly.
    Came to you via Sarah Laurence's blog.

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  25. Jeanne - these are just beautiful! And the sentiment sums it up just right. It seems the whole world is in upheaval, doesn't it?

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  26. Oh yes Jeanne, stick with the hope. They have enough of their own sorrow. They need the hope, strength, and love that the rest of us have to pour back to them! And maybe a big of fight to set things straight with our own politicians so we don't go making the world worse before it's too late!!

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