The Eye, 7 November 2016

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Nov 072016
 
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Our images have deep meaning to us and sometimes this meaning changes. When I made this image it was all about freedom: I was able to go to a place, get in the water, fight for the image I wanted. I got very wet and happy making it. I also destroyed a camera in the process, which I knew was a possibility. The point is that I could and I did. These last 6 weeks have reminded me that old freedoms cannot be taken for granted, at least the freedoms we have become used to. In my first post about my detached retina I reflected that I may have to start playing another game and that I did not really want to. Well, playing that new game would bring new freedoms but I am not being forced to be ready for those games just yet so I bring you this image as a “reflection” of my thanks and gratitude that new rules don’t need to be learned just yet. Old freedoms are still intact and I intend to enjoy them for as long as I can. I also reflect that as we grow older the rules subtly change … Oh, what lessons I have learned. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!

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  8 Responses to “The Eye, 7 November 2016”

  1. So many faces Bruce.

  2. stunning

  3. It’s strange how life changing events also change the way we view things, I guess I didn’t realise this till my recent event and have noticed my images getting softer and more muted. Love this image, actually looks like and eye looking outward ❤️

  4. You take me to other worlds Bruce.

  5. Bruce, the symbolism is fantastic. Love the colours too.
    Looking back on my 74 years I realise that, to a large degree, learning is living and living is learning – they are so intertwined.

  6. Absolutely stunning

  7. I am pleased to hear you still have your old freedoms, Bruce, and with new appreciation for them. You will no doubt continue to give us wonderful images like this

  8. Very strong image Bruce. Making the most out of everyday , enjoying the freedoms we have and being grateful for them is, as you say, so important.

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