Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Life Encompassed in an Illustration


Life comes full-circle...

131 comments:

  1. yes, it does...whew i am on the uphill there more toward the right...ha...

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  2. Yes, sometimes it does.. Lovely image, enjoy your day!

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  3. I can see a life time from early childhood to the grave but what happened to the husband?
    A beautiful illustration.
    JB

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  4. Wow that is really cool. I'm enjoying my dog walking stage.

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  5. push that cross off the end of the page. ha

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  6. An interesting piece of art.... No one gets out alive but life goes on.

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  7. I'm on the uphill. A picture is worth a thousand words, isn't it? :)

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  8. Kind of sad to see that I am more than hallway to the end.

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  9. You're right, life comes full-circle, well done Keith.

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  10. amazing! Brilliant!!!

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  11. That's really pretty! Julie Taymor would like this. She's a deep thinker. I love her TED talk, and interview with Bill Moyers. She directed Frida and The Lion King on Broadway. She's super into puppetry. Shadow puppets are something she's really into. I know these are not puppets, but they remind me of them.

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  12. Thought provoking and stunning, but pretty much suchs up our "dash" that we live :) Now we just have to live it well since it really is a short one, no matter how many years we live.

    betty

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  13. Reminds me of Joni Mitchell in her song the 'Circle Game'......life goes round and round in a circle game.

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  14. What a beautiful picture!

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  15. Lovely image. My body is going up the left side but my brain seems to be mulling and recalling the right side recently. Memory flood.

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  16. it's so full of fun and magic, how did i loose my bookmark of you? don't worry I've lost many bookmarks laptop is kinda wonky lately, but hey, I'm back and I love this

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  17. Oh how utterly amazing!
    All of life's experiences are laid bare...here...all the experiences we universally share - whatever our colour, race or creed.
    Oh WOW...I am filled with awe. Truly! :)

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  18. Yes...so well illustrates the journey of life!

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  19. I think I'm still in the childlike stage!

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  20. Hi Keith - I'm near the top .. but definitely feel near the bottom .. lots to do, places to see, life to experience ... enjoy the road ahead - cheers Hilary

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  21. That is an interesting illustration. Makes you think, doesn't it?

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  22. ...and the cycle is really very short, when you think about it.
    I'm finding the older you get the more often you think about the circle.
    Nice to see you today. ;)

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  23. http://outofsightl.blogspot.ca/ my blog

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  24. Ah - so very beautiful!

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  25. At first I thought it was the closing shot of Ingmar Bergman's "The Seventh Seal". This is quite telling and displays how short our life is. Let's hope we all make the most of it

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  26. I love this, Keith. Extremely thoughtful and beautiful.

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  27. It does indeed and I'm enjoying every stage too. I'm near the end, but it's been a fabulous experience. I've lived my life to its fullest and will continue to do so for as long as I can. No regrets here.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  28. Hits pretty much every period we go through

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  29. Funny how all of our lives are different and all our lives are the same.

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  30. So cool, light and shadow along our journey together! Thanks for sharing this Keith. Hugs.

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  31. Alas, life comes full-circle all too soon.....

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  32. I'm okay with each and everything, life throws at me ... as long as it happens in a timely manner ... Love, cat.

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  33. beautiful, I am at the one with the dog.

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  34. It does indeed, but not usually so beautifully.

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  35. Uphill or down, we learn from the different perspectives provided.

    Beautiful image. =)

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  36. LOVE this beautiful picture, the circle of life. Starting from the left, getting older and older. What; no questions today?

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  37. Life at the surface, how it looks like for the eagle maybe, from the sky...we all - on the way., at different stages and lessons, but at the distance - we all together walking up or down...

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  38. Neat image, Keith! Hope you and your new bride are well!

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  39. Oh, isn't life wonderful ...
    Wonderful image ..

    Be well,be happy :)

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  40. Very impressive concept. I am in the winter of my life and it has been a great ride! Blessed.

    Big hugs, honey...

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  41. This is so beautiful, Keith. It even brought a tear to my eye.......good tears though. :~) Thank you for sharing this, it's wonderful.

    ~Sheri

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  42. Very beautiful. Stirs the emotions....

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  43. to me almost on a daily basis!

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  44. Yes it does - sometimes many times daily. Yet most of us neglect to notice - not you or Beate. You appreciate it all.

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  45. Been through most of the stages. Now I'm between dog walker and too close to the bent over old lady.

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  46. Very beautiful illustration. It's nice to see it like that to quietly contemplate the transiency of earthly life and the rebirth

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  47. Keith... I love this picture... I saw you blogged early and saw the picture in my feed, I opened it to see what you had to say... but the picture spoke for itself... amazing xox

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  48. Oh, how beautifully composed! :)

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  49. Such a depiction of life with a different view. Loved this.

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  50. We must embrace death as part of life. That's how I see it. Great picture.

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  51. And so it does. (But I don't want it to end!)
    Anna :o]

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  52. Well, thank goodness I'm not near that tree on the right.
    But I'm close.

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  53. How fun. Where did you find that?

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  54. Yes, indeed. I've been doing a lot of thinking about this very thing lately.
    R

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  55. Wow, this is beautiful! Yes, it does. And I think sometimes we fear it.

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  56. That's beautiful. I move toward death each day, but not without happiness along the way. I also have no fear or dread of death, so I keep moving.

    Love,
    Janie

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  57. A beautiful pageant. Thank you, Keith.

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  58. How honest and straightforward. Life's like that summarized. It's the in-between moments that counts. :)

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  59. It's really odd that an animated lion, of all things, educated us about the great circle of life. Then an animated evil Pokémon taught us the value of life. What a strange world we live in.

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  60. That's a good one. Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Definitely - it all comes round in a cycle, so just sit back and enjoy the ride! - Tasha

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  62. What a beautiful illustration! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. What a beautiful, thought provoking, and inspiring picture!

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  64. That really does capture the essence of the journey..

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  65. Absolutely beautiful. We could only be so lucky to reach every stage in the photo!

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  66. Beautifully tragic... this thing called life!

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  67. Hello Keith!:) A beautiful image indeed. Have you heard of "Attraction" an Hungarian Shadow Theatre Group? It's amazing, and they do tell stories about the circle of life. You can see them on U Tube I'm sure.
    Best Regards.

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  68. and it goes by that quick too.
    startling image!

    and as for the good old days, people were doing the same things then as they are now, just with less technology! there is nothing new under the sun.
    i took plenty of "selfies" in my younger days, just less people saw them! probably better that way!

    btw, thanks for keeping up with me!

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  69. Goosebump inducing; beautiful and bittersweet at the same time. Best wishes, Tammy

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  70. What a beautiful picture. It certainly depicts the true essence of life.

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  71. Hi Keith, As always, thought provoking! Clever as well. Neat post! John

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  72. INDEED . . . love how you stir my mind, remind me of, provoke me, tease me . . . happy day wonderful person.

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  73. Aw it really does. I see the kiddos moving along to places I used to be. It's nice. :)

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  74. Absolutely beautiful! The picture gives me a lot to look at and a lot to think about. Love the colors and the images. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  75. And it happens so quickly. I remember my mother-in-law telling me when I was in my 30s that I'll be surprised when I see how quickly time passes. Now I'm as old as she was and I'm thinking the same thing. I didn't truly grasp it then.

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  76. WOW. This is really powerful. Awesome.

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  77. I love pictures that tell a story!

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  78. I posted a HERE'S TO YOU on Friday. I dedicated something to you:)

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  79. For some reason I think we are the birds in this illustration just circling these experiences unable to fully understand them until they pass.

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  80. So true, if we are lucky.
    I’d like to think that closing the circle is a long way off yet.

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  81. I love this picture. Now if only flying up high among the birds was one of those steps...

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  82. As an old lady, when I think of life coming full circle --here's what I think it means: A child ---raised by parents/adults; The child grows up, gets married and raises her own children; As the child becomes an older adult, her children grow up, get married and raise their own children ; As the child continues to get old, she takes care of her elderly parents (who have become like children themselves again)..... Life has come full circle!!!!!! (I remember taking care of my kids when they were little ---and I remember taking care of my father-in-law who at age 101 had become a child again in so many ways!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  83. That's why Elton wrote such a great song about it :)

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  84. And at every stage of life - look up. The sky is amazing. :)

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  85. Hi Keith, it's been a long time and I thought I'd check in. My last post was March 4th so I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. Hope you're loving your German life so far!!!

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  86. Hey Keith, just popping back over to your blog to see how you're doing! Hope life in Germany is treating you well. - Tasha

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