When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything.
- Shunryu Suzuki
Grabbed this shot late last year in Maine with my iPhone, which tried valiantly but failed from a strictly technical perspective...came across it the other day, and was immediately struck by how only by my own perception/recognition of the human shadow was i able to even remember why i took the picture in the first place. without that perceptual filter, the image reflects just "one" thing - a jumble of shapes and shadows of a sun-dappled forest creek, not a portrait of "me" in the world. Suzuki goes on to say: "Wherever you are, you are one with the clouds and one with the sun and the stars you see. You are one with everything. That is more true than i can say, and more true than you can hear." up to us to understand, eh?