Tuesday, June 05, 2007

In a Fairy Tale

In a fairy tale, macro-photography becomes an edifice of majesty from the realm of an other world where almost invisible creature invite me to enter. I see them dancing. Their life is a reflection of their beauty. Their substance has all but disappeared.

I long to be like that, pure translucent, crowned with golden light. What must they be thinking? Do they think? Or do they live a joyful life of wondering? Imagine having the time to wonder over everything worth wondering.

Blissful imagination time.

No wonder their home is light and colorful. No wonder they dance on unusual front veranda that seems to have wings. How easy it would be to take to the sky with a wondering mind.

In a fairy tale, I saw wonder--full imagining. It was a trick of macro-photography.
Why am I sure the photographer didn't notice it?

--me strauss Letting me be

7 comments:

Dawn said...

As I looked at the photo and read your words, I saw children playing. I also saw myself as a child. What you describe is everyday fare for children. It's such a tragedy that we lose our ability to imagine, or maybe we don't actually lose it, but tend to let it go or mistrust it, as we grow.

I'm not so sure that the photographer didn't notice. I think artists of all genres are the ones who nurture their imaginations and keep it alive for the rest of us. :)

ME Strauss said...

Hi Dawn,
Not everyone losss their imagination. Like you, many just set it aside for the moments when they can bring out to use it again. :)

Blue Sky said...

The amazing thing about flowers is that they are beautiful whether you are looking at them up close or further away.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Blue Sky,
That's the amazing thing about some people too. :)

Ask Lucid said...

I am so thankful to have imagination. It brings so much fun into life, especailly during the stressful times. It is where our inner child loves to play, where we reach in for our creative thoughts, where we can be safe if need be. It is just an endless flow of resource.

Beautiful pic as always! :)

ME Strauss said...

Lucid, I so agree. My imagination is my best friend at so many times when I need to change my mind about how I feel about the world.

dsnake1 said...

fairy tales are still relevant today, aren't they? otherwise, life can be so boring, so clock-like. :)
we can always take inspiration from fairy tales in our creative works.
just like what you have done. :)