Wayzata, Minnesota

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thematic Photographic #210 Parallelism


PARALLELISM- Is this week's theme  for Thematic Photographic where Carmi from "Written Inc" blog is calling for our interpretation all week long, and you can join too!

Parallel lines, parallel lines
that's how we sit day after day
behind parallel walls and parallel windows
standing in circles, sitting in queues
What if we sat back in our chair
tilted our heads and looked out
our parallel window
and saw

Birds in flight
Parallel lines, parallel lines
Movin' together but we never touch
flying together my faithful companion
Sometimes I wonder how we ever survive
Caught in between these parallel lines
Parallel lines, parallel lines
That's how you and I live in parallel lines.
Will we ever escape?
Is there a song about Parallel Lines running through your head right about now?
Check this out


Cloudia said...

sometimes it Be like thataway!

Wonderful feeling achieved with the images and words. . .

Aloha from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
> < } } ( ° >

Alexia said...

So cool! the ducks are brilliant - well done!

Daydreamertoo said...

You made that sound so claustrophobic. Great choice of pics to use to compare too. Well done!

Lisa Shafer said...

Those bird pics are all just great. :D

Gilly said...

Love those birds - great shots!

Bob Scotney said...

Clever parallels I was almost fooled they were real birds until I saw the close up.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice geese, Karen!


Magaly Guerrero said...

I LOVE birds formations. While teaching patrol at Marine Corps Combat Training, I would always tell my Marines "Do like the birds and march as a unit." The same techniques work during drills and life fire training. Aren't birds fascinating?

Jenny Woolf said...

There is something very disconcerting about those birds, actually . help! I don't know why, exactly, can't put my finger on a reason.....

Carmi Levy said...

Gotta love those Canadian Geese, eh? I love hearing them fly overhead in their perfect vees. Almost as if the geometry is buried in their DNA. Wait, I think it is!

The first picture totally captures me, Karen: What is it?

Rita said...

I love your take on this weeks theme. Very original narrative.

The geese sculpture is wonderful but I'm with Carmi I'm being drawn into the squares of that first shot.

Snowcatcher said...

I had never thought of the concrete jungle where I work in terms of parallel lines, but you've put that in perspective for me. Now if I could just get a window to look out of...

cactus petunia said...

Love the interpretation!

Galen Pearl said...

Just had some fun catching up a bit on your blog. I have not been reading much the last few weeks. Summer, I guess--spending lots of time outside. But always a treat to come here and see what you are up to.

Filip and Kristel said...

Special houses and it looks nice.


laura.forestdreams:) said...

karen, i LOVE those geese sculptures...caught in their parallel formation!!

sometimes we just gotta turn those parallels in another direction so we can escape!! maybe into a parallel universe?!!!!

sister AE said...

I like the geese, but I have to admit those verticals nearly make me dizzy just sitting here. Guess I want the birds to fly free!

lailani said...

The more days that have passed since the theme, the more I see in life all around, literally and figuratively! Enjoyed your pics and thoughts!

Max Sartin said...

Love those birds in flight!