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


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!

i heart manila

Gwen said...

Like the texture and line contrasts in this photograph.