disturb us lord



I took this shot sailing far from land. For some reason, this poem which has been in my mind of late, seems to fit:

Disturb us Lord,
When we are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord,
When with the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst for the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream eternity.
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision of the new Heaven to dim.
Disturb us, Lord,
To dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas where storms will show your mastery,
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back the horizon of our hopes,
And to push us into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

buttons


I am not sure who this person is, but he was with Cinderella in yesterday's shot, so I suspect he may be Buttons.

cinderella


It is not unusual nowadays to see men wearing dresses because gender identity and notions of what people should wear are thankfully more fluid and less rigid than in the past. So when the fire alarm went off at McMaster today and people gathered outside, it was not that this chap was wearing a dress that had people amused, but the fact that he told everyone that he was wearing the dress because he was Cinderella!

more from the past


Still busy days here and no time to take photos - here is another archive shot - I am feeling a need to go back to Egypt soon.

lady at oświęcim


I was waiting for the train from Oświęcim to Kraków in Poland and took a picture of this lady. I wondered what history she had seen and heard.

mariner

eastern sahara desert gate


A guard post on the edge of the eastern edge of the Sahara Desert - taken a couple of years back when I have my Canon 5D.

berbice river guyana


I took this shot in the 1980s somewhere on the Berbice River, located in eastern Guyana, South America, not far from this point here.

camera phone


A friend in Beijing with a camera phone.