Thursday, May 25, 2017

We have a dreamer of dreams among us

The photographs were taken on April 29th at Vaakkoi.

This morning I walked for over two hours, starting from Hindsby at Sipoonkorpi National Park. There were plenty of spring flowers to enjoy. However, I forgot the LX100 camera at home, so I had to use the iPhone for taking photographs. After a while I got used to it, even though I was missing the convenient controls and the wide-angle view.

I watched the movie Django Unchained. Something was quite familiar, and it took a while until I realized that the behavior of the slave owners is very close to certain politicians who are now in leadership positions in the United States. If you want to avoid becoming a slave, it is critically important to #resist.

(Posting title is from the poem Itinerary by James McMichael.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

More light came in, opening out like a fan

The photograph was taken on April 25th in Turku.

Should I write something about the Trump sinkhole? Perhaps it is enough to note that fortunately there are people with courage and understanding who can put a stop to the bullying, whining and scamming that is perpetrated by the Orange One.

(Posting title is from the poem History of My Heart by Robert Pinsky.)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

It was as if somebody else did it...

The photographs were taken on April 25th in Turku.

Today I commuted by bicycle, and had a couple of hours of orienteering practice with colleagues. A lot of exercise for one day.

Maybe it is because of being tired, or for some other reason, but I really loathe to think about what Trump is doing. He is destroying the United States so completely that little of the previous greatness will remain.

(Posting title is from the poem Herbert White by Frank Bidart.)