Close-up photographs illustrating quotations which take an alternative perspective on life.
There are a billion people in China.
It’s not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people.
Think of it. More than a billion people.
That means even if you’re a one-in-a-million type of guy,
there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.
A. Whitney Brown
A friend’s son was in the first grade.
His teacher asked the class,
‘What is the color of apples?’
Most of the children answered red.
A few said green.
Kevin, my friend’s son, raised his hand and said white.
The teacher tried to explain that apples could be
red, green, or sometimes golden, but never white.
Kevin was quite insistent and finally said,
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antonius
If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning,
it shall be taken as a curse.
A coin has three sides.
They say they climb mountains
because they are there.
I wonder if it would astound them to know
that the very same reason
is why the rest of us go around them.
S. Omar Barker
Everywhere is within walking distance
if you have the time.
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead
and dreams of a faraway place.
A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse
and dreams of home.
There are always two people in every picture:
the photographer and the viewer.
We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well.
He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well.
If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.
Click on a picture for a larger image.
All photographs copyright © David Earl 2002-2021. All rights reserved. Pictures may not be copied or used without prior permission. [contact]