PICTURE OF THE WEEK 17th January 2020
This is our Picture of the Week 17th January 2020
“A picture is worth a thousand words”.
I love pictures and I love words. I “see” what they mean about pictures though, but as a writer I find a picture inspires a thousand plus words, too. And a word inspires 1,000 pictures.
But also, what words does it inspire.
Today’s picture is dependent on the words written upon it.
Wrapped around Saturday 11th January 2020 colour supplement magazines of the Daily Telegraph and The Times and probably other newspaper supplements was a beautiful photograph taken within a forest of trees.
The photograph was a promotion by the National Trust.
On the picture were printed these thirty-nine words.
“Our lives are overcrowded, over-excited, over-strained.
We all want quiet.
We all want beauty.
We all need space.
Unless we have it we cannot reach that sense of quiet in which whispers of better things come to us gently.”
I felt they summed up today’s society pretty dammed well and succinctly.
But then I was utterly amazed to find they were the words spoken 125 years ago by Octavia Hill Co-founder of the National Trust.
All this goes to show no matter what we think of as brand new, and modern phenomime very rarely are. It’s all been done and experienced before. The sad fact is we never appear to learn from the situations or wise words.
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional. – Anon
Happiness is…The National Trust
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Q: Where was Queen Elizabeth I crowned?
A; On her head
Love is… growing even closer as the years roll by
©2020 Phil M Robinson