Monday, April 22, 2013

Of Light and Shadow


An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows.  An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and the shadows, but in addition sees something else: the possibility of changing the picture, of making the lights prevail over the shadows.
 
~~ Felix Adler


      

14 comments:

  1. i really like this street scene!

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  2. I am happy with being the optimist because I love those mountains!!! The buildings look pretty neat too. Wonderful photo, Adele.

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    1. I'd have to say I lean toward optimist too, with a sprinkling of idealist thrown in. Must be the mountains that do it!

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  3. So beautiful photo!
    Love the quote and I think the author is Felix Adler.

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    1. Thank you, Sonia! I can't believe I didn't check further... :-) Good thing you were there to save my integrity!

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  4. I like that quote very much, terrific picture to go with it too, such skies!

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    1. Thanks, Lulu. Sunday was such a beautiful day.

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  5. That's a refreshing photo of a typical scene I've seen many a time.
    The quote is a good one too. I'll take credit for it if no one else will!

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    1. Haha! Sorry, Café! We have a winner. :) Felix Adler, it is!

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  6. Beautiful looking shopping area.

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  7. Thank you, Adele!
    Hope you have a pleasant weekend!

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