P N C O

Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

Butterflies

2 Comments

Advertisements

18: Flower of Compassion

2 Comments

Flower of Compassion

Oh flower of the heart
Shine your light over us
Open up and show your beauty
The guiding force

You know what it is like
To be vulnerable
Naked and alone
You know there is no need
To be afraid of our tears

You grow so easily
As you are inherent within us
On the good soil of pure intent
Our wish for all to be happy
Stems from your seeds

Oh flower of compassion
Love is your guiding light
Teach us to be human
Help us to accept
The basic uncertainty of life

ย 

This poem was inspired by the documentary Crazy Wisdom (2011) about the late Tibetan Buddhist Master Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. Rinpoche taught people how to become warriors of Shambhala, how to become genuine human beings. A beautiful and encouraging message worth contemplating.

Flowers!

6 Comments

IMG_5710-2 IMG_5711-2 IMG_5713-2 IMG_5716-2 IMG_5717-2 IMG_5718-2 IMG_5719-2 IMG_5720-2 IMG_5723-2 IMG_5724-2 IMG_5725-2 IMG_5726-2 IMG_5730-2 IMG_5735-2 IMG_5737-2 IMG_5737-3 IMG_5737-4 IMG_5806-2 IMG_5825_6_7_tonemapped2 IMG_5828-2

Today lots of flowers for you! Hortensia’s are magnificent at the moment and so is the Butterfly-bush. Had fun doing quick edits, since i knew i had many more to come.. but as it is now bedtime, a great moment to stop and enjoy the result(s) ๐Ÿ™‚

Giro D’Italia

Leave a comment

Today two friends and i went to the start of the Giro d’Italia in Apeldoorn, a city about 100km from where i live. As it was great weather, it was pretty busy in the city. At the start there is a Velodrome where the riders were to start. Before that we strolled through the parking lot where the buses of the various themes were standing. Saw a lot of riders and we then checked the start from the inside.

We then checked a bit of the course before we went to the city to find a bit of comfort and shade. Altogether a very nice event to watch and due to the great weather it was actually very crowded. Great crowd and great fun! And to top it of for the dutchies, a Dutch rider named Tom Dumoulin managed to win the prologue by no less than 2 hundreds of a second and may now ride in the pink jersey.

I leave you with a few shots of the day.