Wednesday, August 22, 2007

ON UNDERSTANDING LIFE


"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson



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posted by Señor Enrique at 11:20 AM


28 Comments:

Anonymous Luke said...

nice quote, great shot!

August 22, 2007 3:16 PM  

Blogger pusa said...

i really like this quote! and the photo is as usual superb!

life is a continuing process of learning but sometimes its too difficult to understand

August 22, 2007 3:44 PM  

Anonymous Ferdz said...

That saying is so true. Love those curly lines. Well captured.

August 22, 2007 3:56 PM  

Anonymous sardonicnell said...

that's so true, eric. and pls allow me to add some more words of wisdom:

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

thanks for sharing that quote and wonderful image. God bless!

August 23, 2007 1:24 AM  

Anonymous iskoo said...

challenging talaga ang buhay, sayang lang ang panahong lilipas kung wala tayong matutunan sa buhay, diba?

August 23, 2007 5:36 AM  

Blogger Sidney said...

Life is a shit sandwich. But if you've got enough bread, you don't taste the shit.
-Jonathan Winters-

I like that painting on the wall!
Simple yet beautiful! Amazing!

August 23, 2007 7:34 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Luke!

August 23, 2007 8:00 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

How true it is, Pusa.

As old as I am, there are times I am confronted by circumstances which I fail to understand at first. Ongoing talaga learning process natin.

August 23, 2007 8:02 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thanks, Ferdz! From the moment I saw that wall with this simple graphic, I was immediately drawn to it -- very Zen-like. Simplicity is really quite a thing of beauty.

August 23, 2007 8:04 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

" ... and third by experience, which is the bitterest."

And ironically, in the realm of love is where we are presented with some of the bitterest.

Beautiful, Nell. Thanks for sharing :)

August 23, 2007 8:08 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Tama ka nga, Iskoo. Para bang walang katapusan ang pagaaral natin sa buhay kahit kung minsan ay masakit and dating.

August 23, 2007 8:10 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Funny but it is undeniably true as well, Sidney ... hehehe.

This wall was created to shield the construction going on in Greenbelt. Some construction sites in NY have some artists draw fascinating images on their plywood barricades as well. But along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, it is a must -- you have got to be creative with your barricade lest you get complaints.

August 23, 2007 8:13 AM  

Anonymous jervis said...

very poetic for a photo. :D

August 23, 2007 9:07 AM  

Anonymous rhodora said...

3-D ang dating sa akin ng figure sa pic. I thought all the while it was a coiled bar or rod or something for decorative purpose. Then I clicked on the larger image, ay, drawing lang pala. hehehe. Must be my eyes? Or the way you photographed it that did the effect.

Nice quote. :)

August 23, 2007 10:11 AM  

Blogger BW said...

The painting on the wall is as enigmatic and inexplicable as life itself. Good shot :)

August 23, 2007 10:32 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Isn't it, Jervis? I also like that whoever had done it, included the drip of the paint.

August 23, 2007 11:21 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

The image can play a trick on one's eye, or is its simplicity deceiving?

Thanks, Rhoda :)

August 23, 2007 11:24 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Maraming salamat, BW!

Perhaps, the image and quote are subtle hints that at times, some of life's wondrous lessons do come to us rather uneventfully.

August 23, 2007 11:28 AM  

Anonymous kyels said...

I love the shot; beautiful. And it was a nice quote to complement to photo.

;)

August 23, 2007 12:18 PM  

Blogger ScroochChronicles said...

"and in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years" Abraham Lincoln

Beautiful shot, Senor. BTW, I'll be leaving for NY in 2 weeks. I'll post pics, baka namimiss mo na ang dati mong uwian :)

August 23, 2007 2:07 PM  

Anonymous Rey said...

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

Life is simple, its just not easy.

August 23, 2007 2:42 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Wow! New York! This would be the best time to go shopping for clothing there since their summer merchandise which you can wear back here at home will be greatly reduced by now!

Have a safe and wonderful trip, Scrooch. And yes, please bring back some pictures :)

Love the quote you shared as well. Thanks!

August 23, 2007 2:43 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I knew you were going to appreciate this, Kyels :)

Thanks!

August 23, 2007 2:44 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

I bet one can alternate to simplify the day, Rey. But both are truly worthwhile efforts :)

How true you are!

August 23, 2007 4:14 PM  

Blogger Trenting said...

Poignant quote and great pic!

August 25, 2007 7:24 PM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Thank you very much, Trenting!

August 26, 2007 7:03 AM  

Blogger punkiliciousss said...

this is really really nice! perfect quote for the image! clap clap clap!

August 27, 2007 4:59 AM  

Blogger Senor Enrique said...

Glad you like it, Punki! Salamat!

August 27, 2007 6:55 AM  

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