Saturday, December 3, 2011

A child and the universe




The earth does not argue, 
Is not pathetic, has no arrangements, 
Does not scream, haste, persuade, 
threaten, promise, 
Makes no discriminations, has no 
conceivable failures, 
Closes nothing, refuses nothing, 
shuts nothing out.
             Walt Whitman
A Song of the Rolling Earth

12 comments:

Trish said...

Amazing shot. Our planet is full of wonder, isn't it?!

Alyce said...

I love desert scenery like that - very pretty.

Paulita said...

Great photo with the vastness of the land and the close up of father and child. Here's My Saturday Snapshot

Bellezza said...

Wow, that sounds a lot like the definition of love from Corinthians. I like it, and I've not read enough of Walt Whitman.

edgar calvelo said...

Trish-The place is in the Arches National Park, Utah. We need only to wander to see the wonders and not necessarily to travel in faraway places.

edgar calvelo said...

Alyce-I also love that scenery. It reminds me of Newton wondering about the vastness of the universe in front of him.

edgar calvelo said...

Paulita-Yes. The father guides and shows his son the beauty in front of them.

edgar calvelo said...

Bellezza-Yes. It almost sounds like the "love" in Corinthians.

Louise said...

It's like a Romantic painting, man (or child) dwarfed by the magnificence of nature!

About Last Weekend said...

I've never thought about the earth being like that. So true. The earth just is. It's us that puts all the expectation on it. Wonderful picture of the red starkness of the desert.

edgar said...

about last weekend-the place is in the Arches National Park in Utah, near Moab.

About Last Weekend said...

This is the next place we must take the children. As you say the wonders are all here for us - actually only an hour and half away. Welcome back from your travels!