People’s views and ideas are seeds, ready to be swept away (spread) by the wind (dialogue and experience). In order to cultivate a garden (mindfulness) filled with various flowers (understanding of various people), one has to collect different seeds (opinions, outlooks, understandings) blown by different winds (people in different cultures and walks of life). One has to regularly water these various seeds (gain a true understanding of the person you are engaging with, through listening, asking questions and introspection. One has to challenge one’s own views. One has to rebuild one’s views as one’s ignorance melts away). This is how one cultivates and maintains a healthy and diverse garden; a garden which any visitor will feel comfortable to visit. This is a garden void of prejudice, preconceived ideas and misconceptions. This is a garden of empathy, a garden that intelligently thinks about lives of other flowers. This garden does not only concern itself with its own flowers, but includes the seeds and flowers of others.
Reflection and flame.
During our Magaliesburg hike at Rustig this weekend we spotted a kettle of vultures, drifting in the wind with wings spread; using nature’s air currents as their mode of transport.
Note: editing RAW comes in handy. The accentuation of the clouds created the dramatic effect that I wanted. All in the name of art and expression.
This was the first time I tried out the Magic Lantern “Intervalometer” function on my Canon. It allows the user to conveniently take time lapses, without having to make use of a remote shutter. This means that you don’t have to baby sit your camera and press the shutter a thousand times to capture your time lapse. While the Magic Lantern was doing its thing, taking snaps every few seconds, I was running around on Sandton City’s rooftop scouting for subjects that I could photograph. The Magic Lantern is really making my life a lot easier, especially in terms of time lapses.