Sunday, December 30, 2007

Duty worn

Our lives seem to be filled with shining hardware. You know -- drawer pulls, door knobs, levers of all types. With luck, they will last a few dozen years or so before they are replaced and discarded. Then, there are those that have survived almost a century... maybe more. Rusted, craggy, scabbed, prickly, but ready to perform. Staid and trustworthy to generation after generation.

There's nothing pretty about those rough-hewn relics. Or is there?

--steve buser


Lagniappe -- ( a little something extra)


Grab that motorcycle by the handle grips and leave the bounds of earth. Mother Earth. Cut the strings. It may be only for a second or two, but you are flying into a place where only clouds and eagles live.

Today on Pixel Eyed

5 comments:

Annie said...

Your photo and words reminded me of my grandmother who once told me that she always wondered who the old woman was when she accidentally "caught" a glimpse of herself in the mirror.

Clueless in boston said...

Great picture. It demonstrates there is beauty in everything, all we have to do is look for it. Have a great New Year.

Wanda said...

Yes, there is beauty and dignity in something that old. A rugged beauty that bright and shinny can't hold a light too.

pusa said...

HaPpY nEw YeAr!!! Wishing you life's best this 2008!

pusa
i heart manila

Gwen said...

Like the texture and line contrasts in this photograph.