The Plague by Albert Camus

The evil in the world comes almost always from ignorance, and goodwill can cause as much damage as ill-will if it is not enlightened. People are more often good than bad, though in fact that is not the question. But they are more or less ignorant and this is what one calls vice or virtue, the most appalling vice being the ignorance that thinks it knows everything and which consequently authorizes itself to kill. The murderer's soul is blind, and there is no true goodness or fine love without the greatest possible degree of clear-sightedness.

- Albert Camus / The Plague

Random Photo(s) 4 – in Saudi

Some random photos from around Saudi

 

What lies around lies around

Went around the apartment looking for some inspiration. Some what??? Well, yeah as I believe I need to develop an eye to details that lie around. This is where the motto of the post is, what lies around, lies around; it just needs to be shot!

 

Success

Success is counted sweetest

By those who ne'er succeed.

To comprehend a nectar

Requires sorest need.

Not one of all the purple Host

Who took the Flag today

Can tell the definition

So clear of Victory

As he defeated-dying

On whose forbidden ear

The distant strains of triumph

Burst agonized and clear!

Emily Dickinson
Detecting Antimatter

[I]f an alien lands on your front lawn and extends an appendage as a gesture of greeting, before you get friendly, toss it an eightball. If the appendage explodes, then the alien was probably made of antimatter. If not, then you can proceed to take it to your leader.

Neil deGrasse Tyson / From Death by Black Hole, p. 107

Old Photos of Old Aleppo

While digging deep in my “photo archive”, which is the horrible mess of files spread on more than three external hard drives, I came across the below photos of Old Aleppo. I still remember the day I took the photos as if it was yesterday. And in one the photos, the one showing the traditional Friday breakfast “Fool” or Fava Beans, I can still state the sourness of the lemon juice and the salt with the onion slices every time I look at the photos.

Bokehlicious inspiration 1

When bored, shoot what’s around you. Make bokehlicious photos. A couple of photos with a lot of bokeh!!! Go read more and see them in details!