I've always love photographing clothes lines...usually in black and white with elegantly billowing sheets in the wind. Today these cheery plastic clothes pins greeted me and they had a totally different tale to tell.
Clothes pins have no purpose without clothes to hang yet these seemed content to spin in the wind, bright spots of color in a green/grey world. They were happy to just patiently wait until someone needed them again. We human beings, or I should say "human doings", are never content to just spin in the wind...we need a purpose, a function to fulfill. These low days, as I struggle to get back on my feet, I will follow their advise. I'll just spin in the wind and wait until I can perform my function again as a traveler and a pilgrim. It won't be long!
I love photographing clotheslines too. What a wonderful metaphor you found for them.
Yes, what is it about clothes lines? Thank you for your comment Kim.
I've always loved EVERYTHING about clothes lines, and have used them a lot over the years. But even more interesting, I find even a line with JUST clothes pins on it oddly comforting. It evokes a safe feeling in my body and a sense that the world is all right and will be all right. I love your post and found it through my dear friend, Joy, of Facets of Joy. I too am a photographer, mainly a nature photographer, but love to photograph whatever catches my eye. Nature photography is a most serene and captivating meditation for me. Looking at the world through a camera lens is a life altering experience for me and many others. Thank you for such a magical post. Robin Easton. :)
Welcome to A Photographic Sage, Robin. I hope you find inspiration here. Finding the metaphors in the landscape is a passion for me...each day is lesson, an exploration of the wisdom of all that surrounds us.
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