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Reflection of a solemnly walk...

Reflection of a solemnly walk...

In a past that is not mine
Where life is still…for now
I felt as if i was walking through time...

The building is empty
Few tall windows with a view are open
It does not make any difference in those long corridors
When heat remains more than a wave

My footsteps are slow
Suggestive of accepted wisdom
In tune with the personality of my uncle
I am sure those walls from the past would agree

The students are busy learning life
Devoid of pressure for exams
Fleeting impression of freedom and eternity
Summer is here

My uncle learned things between these old walls
In his younger years
Against his will
This is where religion was imposed on him

In such a beautiful place
Is where they use to train and accompany
Malleable minds into a form of spirituality
He was convinced he needed to become a catholic priest

At a snail's pace
Wandering in empty walkways
Disrupted by quiet footsteps
Mine

I am unsure if he took pleasure in
Contemplating and feeling
The light and shadows I saw
I am almost convinced he did but… I will never know.

Each step I make
A reverence and a deeper passage in time
An attempt to recollect memories and thoughts
That are not mine

I have no doubt
I am walking
In some of his footsteps
Quite a strange emotion

For a while longer
I will enjoy the notion of serenity
Immersed in this instant
of still life

Wishing I can continue this exploration
At La Sorbonne, where he perfected his art of erudition
Unaware of the footprints
He left on and with me

Merci oncle Ernest…
* * *
(weekly challenge: Still life)
(SP: reflection in plexi-glass banister)


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Carl and Racine Erland12-Aug-2010 07:03
Beautiful image and mood...thought provoking verse. - Racine
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography12-Aug-2010 06:23
well done ,work is impressive and the lyrics too.
Maaike Huizer10-Aug-2010 06:28
Superb capture of mood. Excellent. V
Patricia Kay10-Aug-2010 06:19
I love this image Claudia and such moving words about your Uncle...very well done on both counts!!!...BV
Scott Browne10-Aug-2010 03:48
Fantastic shadows and lighting.
David Buzzeo10-Aug-2010 00:59
I agree with the others “very moody” and “very good”. V
Walter O. Koenig09-Aug-2010 23:50
Mesmeriz8ing. Nice shot for the challenge Claudia.
Jola Dziubinska09-Aug-2010 23:06
Excellent light and mood.
Linda Willets09-Aug-2010 22:55
wonderful work.
Cindi Smith09-Aug-2010 21:46
This is very nice work. And, a good spin on still life. Beautiful image!
LynnH09-Aug-2010 17:47
MOODY!! BV
maggie_falconi09-Aug-2010 16:32
Great mood!!! Excellent photo and words Claudia! v
Norbert Fortelny09-Aug-2010 15:31
Excellent photo.
CM Kwan09-Aug-2010 12:29
Love the mood you created, Claudia! V
dane09-Aug-2010 11:18
So very captivating. bravo.
mario .n09-Aug-2010 07:44
Tu as le don de photographier ce que les autres ne voient pas ,cette photo doit raconter un moment de vie on peut donc imaginer !!!!!
Don Mottershead09-Aug-2010 04:46
Brilliant photography. ~V~
Paco López09-Aug-2010 04:14
Wonderful... V!!
Sam Rua09-Aug-2010 02:55
Very creative, Claudia. Well seen.
carol j. phipps09-Aug-2010 01:45
Dynamic with the low lightand relections! V
Ken Duckert08-Aug-2010 23:20
What a thoughtful, moving and personal statement of love and caring for your uncle - words from the heart for someone deeply important. How wonderful that you share these thoughts along with an equally thought provoking image. Thank you Claudia!
Mairéad08-Aug-2010 20:58
Wonderful reflective image.
Jeff Real08-Aug-2010 20:31
Captures the feeling of serenity ~V~
Nancy Lobaugh08-Aug-2010 20:27
this is great.. love the mood set by the lighting here..
Stephanie08-Aug-2010 20:26
Wonderful lighting Claudia! This really stirs the mind! :-))
J. Scott Coile08-Aug-2010 20:16
WOW. Love this. Quite nice for stirring the mind into so many possible stories.
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