Yesterday's Light

Images in Space and Time

“Follow the Natural Curve”

Wolf Creek, Letchworth SP

Life and love are life and love, a bunch of violets is a bunch of violets, and to drag in the idea of a point is to ruin everything.  Live and let live, love and let love, flower and fade, and follow the natural curve, which flows on, pointless.

 D. H. Lawrence 

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7 Responses to ““Follow the Natural Curve””

  1. Juha Haataja

    What a great quote! And the photograph, it has such a natural, inevitable flow in it, which forces one to study it – but the photograph is not in the details.

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    • Paul Maxim

      Thanks, Juha. Yes, the flow is fascinating, I think. Right up to the point where it goes over the edge.

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  2. Earl

    Paul, I love the photo and the quote. With only the perspective of a little more time this creek has made known its smoothness and natural flow…it tells me we should have this same perspective of our lives. Have a good weekend!

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    • Paul Maxim

      Thanks, Earl. Every time I visit this park, this is both my first and last stop. This spot is just before it takes a very long plunge to the bottom of the gorge (about 500 feet). And to get this “perspective”, you have to stand in an off-limits area! Must be another metaphor in there somewhere…..

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  3. ken bello

    It is a great quote. Here was a man who today is considered a visionary writer but endured critical failure for most of his life. I wonder, had he been more successful if he would have still produced the same level of work. No matter, we’ll never know.

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    • Paul Maxim

      Yes, the world wasn’t quite ready for stuff like “Lady Chatterly’s Lover”. Kind of tame by today’s standards, but way over the top back then.

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      • Ken Bello

        Tame is right. Stuff like “jersey Shore” should be banned!

        Reply

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