“Life is but a day;
A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way
From a tree’s summit.” John Keats
This week’s challenge is Transient
Transient: not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
In the grand scheme not much is permanent.
Spring flowers last a month or so.
the fire may last a few hours
the average lifespan of a butterfly is about one month
a prayer candle lasts maybe an hour
the sandcastle will last until the tide comes in
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.” Psalm 90 v 10
So, as John Keating says in Dead Poets Society:
‘Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary’
This week’s challenge is Focus
This week’s challenge is Order
On a market stall in Georgia the fruit is presented nicely in an orderly fashion.
Outside our block in Varketili (Tbilisi) is a water fountain.
On a hot summer’s day it is a magnet for thirsty children.
But it is not just children drawn to the cool water.
Horses get thirsty too, and not just mammals but also our avian friends, the little sparrows like to take a sip now and then.
I’ve seen dogs drinking here, too. But have yet to get a photo.
stone carving resembles Georgian flag
Manglisi Sioni მანგლისის სიონი
Georgia, my adopted country, has a rich religious heritage. Georgia was the second country to adopt Christianity as the official religion, after Armenia. Religion is important for the majority of the population, despite Stalin and the communists attempts to eradicate religious practices in the Soviet years.
For more interpretations of the theme, click the link: Heritage
This week’s challenge is “reflecting” other interpretations can be seen here:
This week’s photo challenge is Danger!
Smoking around children
Here the danger is not immediate but cigarette smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. Secondhand smoke can be especially harmful to your children’s health because their lungs still are developing. I don’t like seeing adults smoking around young children, even if they are outside.
This week’s challenge asks “Have you traveled anywhere exciting lately? ”
I love travelling.
If you look at my last two posts you will see I’ve recently visited Cappadocia in Turkey.
Khato wandering in Cappadocia
Other responses to the challenge can be seen here: Wanderlust
More about our travels in Cappadocia can be seen here: Cappadocia