Friday, March 31, 2017

Define

We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us. 

Virginia Satir

I will say that places often get defined with limited perceptions, too. The pilings I photographed below represented only vertical lines in front of a beautiful backdrop until someone pointed out that these poles, driven deep into the ocean floor were remnants of commerce and water activity.




   
 My imagination peaked as I researched the harbor history. Seems that The Mosquito Fleet of steam ships cruised the Puget Sound especially between the first and second world war. Passengers and supplies came more than once a day. 




    I painted the scene with an aged, distressed look to remind me that places I frequent have history and part of the definition of the present is the past.




 I have been writing with the Five Minute Friday Group for more than two years and I really enjoy the talented writers 

7 comments:

  1. Lovely painting, even better thought - not letting others define us!

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  2. This is a beautiful painting, Gabriele, and I agree, the history of a person or place does influence its present.

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    1. We have so much interesting history around us.

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  3. Love your perspective here and love the picture too. Coming over as your FMF neighbor (from one Puget Sound gal to another).

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    1. Thank-you, and I will look you up.

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  4. Love the picture! Beautiful! I'm over in the 55 spot this week!

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