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Mostly photography, with the occasional philosophical contemplation

4: Vulnerable

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Vulnerable

To allow myself to open up
To finally show what is hidden
To express what really moves me
How come it is so scary?

Yet the prospect of having to live
With all the pain locked inside
Emotional blockades ruining me
Can only lead to depression

So the urgency is very clear
I have to allow myself to open up
Fear of rejection and failure
Will surely be my guide for some time

Yet many have walked this path before
Teaching that in being vulnerable
Seeing the others are no other than we
We can share our most precious gifts

From this moment onwards
I let the free heart speak
With its shaky unstable voice
Stepping into an unknown world

Cause the world needs me to be
Vulnerable opening all senses
To the suffering and pain
Of the world in which we live

Instead of looking away again
I feel that this time i can stay
Let life run through my veins
As the heart cries out its song of hurt

1: You – an ode to Nature

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Touched by the immensity of you. Even though i can hear the traffic in the distance, in here there is only you.
You whisper so softly in my ears. Your sweet melodies are composed of the finest tunes.
Blackbirds chatter as a Robin sets the stage for an impressive solo. The symphony is intriguing.
You just leave me speechless time after time. Just being here with you is enough.
In here everything can be. Everything i wanted to say has lost its importance.
Insects dance in the late sunlight, while the water calmly follows the stream.
In your green arms i can finally rest. Ever so gently, the night settles in.

 

New Project

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hello ladies and gentlemen,

it’s quite incredible to see so many people coming to this blog again and again.Β  Could not have imagined that 4 years ago when i started blogging πŸ™‚
But i also remember that there is this other hobby of mine, which i have not given too much attention lately: writing

As somebody said me a few days ago: just start with it, otherwise it won’t happen. And i know he’s right. So i like to give a bit of an outline of this new project for you guys but also for myself.

Long have i felt that words and images go perfectly together. Whether it’s a poem or a few lines of text, it really can create a connection with what meets the eye. So i want to engage in exactly this. It will be challenging for me, cause i know that i only write when i am truly inspired. But I’m sure that once i’ve started, everything will work out just fine.

I haven’t decided yet whether it will be a weekly or a daily thing, but i’m just going to start anyway πŸ™‚

Please feel free to leave any comment, thoughts, critics, feedback. And please enjoy πŸ™‚

Warm regards,
Pieter

ps. Day 1 is coming up!

Painting the Church

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The famous Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan celebrated his 144th birthday. Well, he didn’t but the people in our city did. The villa where he used to live in his younger days is now a pretty cool museum and they’ve organized a lot of activities surrounding the birthday of the painter. He’s famous for using colored squares with certain angles, very interesting to see. And as a treat, they’ve painted the local church with a video projection.Β  If you’re interested in the entire projection, check out this link
Warning: Vertical video syndrome! πŸ™‚

And here are some shots to give you an impression how it looked!

Moving Sunset

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Ernstig bewerkt

I was in the mood today for some editing. This image is totally different from the original. In the front were some trees standing and on the right there was a bit of reflection from the window of the train i was traveling in while making this image. So i played with the image, added blur and changed quite a few settings before i realized the original image was almost gone. Only in the middle there still remains a part of the original image. As the train was moving, the trees began to blur. This was the part which helped me to start this small project. Very abstract and dark, but i think it looks pretty cool πŸ™‚