Lens-Artists Challenge #91: Simplicity

As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness. Henry David Thoreau When life was at its most complicated (What, was that only a month ago perhaps?), we found that time spent in Cades Cove in the Great […]

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Discover Prompt 5: Dish

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives. Anthony Robbins We weren’t expecting satellite dishes in Fes, Morocco. But there they were. Filling the rooftop landscape one round white dish at a time. Forming spherical connections atop layers of centuries-old buildings. Reaching out to the world and […]

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Discover Prompt 4: Street

I won’t say Mykonos is the only town in Greece to have signature white/gray narrow, wobbly streets, but it’s the one we remember for an early walk on a rain-soaked morning. We had to look where we were going: slick white paint around gray cobblestones made our walk a little more treacherous as we tried […]

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Discover Prompt 3: Song

Whenever we travel, especially to foreign countries, people ask us where we are from. We answer proudly “Tennessee”! But if we detect a hesitancy as they process our answer, we only have to say a couple of words about famous singers like Elvis and Dolly Parton, and we get a head nod and a reassuring […]

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Discover Prompt 2: Open

The word open literally opens the door to images concrete and literal: a barely open door leading to who knows where, a neon sign that says OPEN (when most businesses are shut these days), an open mouth speaking frankly (or maybe even too vehemently), an institution open to all comers . . . or not. […]

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #88: Chaos

The only order in the universe is just a cycle of calm and chaos. –Toba Beta With over four million motorcycles in Hanoi, it’s not surprising that rush hour is sheer chaos. Zipping through crowded streets, dodging slow-poke bicyclists and pedestrians, and holding on to children who frequently stand and watch the chaos is just […]

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