vineri, 27 ianuarie 2017

One picture or more. From time to time (17) Winter, as a memory, in January. "Reverie; as a metaphor in lyrics".

Motto: "Mirarea opreşte timpul, iar firescul, dimpotrivăîl declansează. timpul este de fapt lumină. In acest sens, unitatea cea mai mică de timp este fotonul". "Wonder stops time, and normality, to the contrary, releases it.  Time is, in fact, light.  In this respect, the smallest unit of time is the photon." 
 De/by Nichita Stănescu; "Timpul ca lumină."  Din volumul "Amintiri din prezent". 1985.


From Did You Know Category
From Literature Category:
A poem and some excerpts of essays written by Romanian poet and essayist Nichita Stănescu.

Cu bulgări de zăpadă-n mâini

"Cu bulgări de zăpadă-n mâini
azvârl în focul veşnic.
O zână, ninsă săptămâni,
îmi ţine luna sfeşnic

când, aplecat şi încordat,
în focul veşnic bulgări reci
azvârl, mai alb, mai nepătat
decât au fost în veci.

Se stinge? Nu se stinge, nu!
El arde-n flame lungi şi iată
sprânceana mea-i de fum acu
şi fruntea încordată.

Apă şi foc, gheaţă şi fum, -
azvârl şi strig, azvârl şi strig:
Priviţi-mă, trăiesc şi sunt acum,
şi mă las nins şi nu mi-e frig."
Versuri din volumul "Un pământ numit România (1969)" de Nichita Stănescu

Nichita Stănescu
"Time As Light"
I.
"Any object, when its internal benchmarks are destroyed, melts into light.
Any object has light inherent in its structure. "  
"Orice obiect, după distrugerea criteriilor lui interioare, involutiv se transformă în lumină.
Orice obiect este o formă de lumină oprită într-o structură."
                                               
II.
"The main function of objects is absorption.  As long as the absorption force surpasses the force of emission, the object  keeps forming, growing.  For all objects, gravitation is the sum of their absorptions, united as a cosmic field."
"Funcţia principală  a obiectelor este absorbţia. Atâta timp cât forţa de absorbţie depăşeşte forţa de ejecţie, obiectul se află  în formare, în creştere.
Gravitaţia reprezintă  suma absorbţiilor obiectelor reunite într-un câmp cosmic."

III.
"One can observe forms of gravitation or absorption in the semi-abstract field of language. Reciprocal repulsions among groups of words have changed them bit by bit into nouns and verbs with a profusion of surrounding hues."
"Forme de gravitaţie sau de absorbţie se pot remarca si în domeniul semiabstract al limbii. Atragerile şi respingerile reciproce între grupurile de cuvinte le-au transformat pe acestea treptat-treptat în substantive şi verbe cu tot soiul de nuanţe înconjurătoare."

IV.
"An absorbing state expressed in terms of feelings corresponds to a state of wonder.  An emitting state expressed in feelings corresponds to normality. A state of wonder can cause awe and terror.  Normality is a luminous state."
"Starea de absorbţie exprimată prin sentimente corespunde stării de mirare. Stare de ejecţie exprimată prin sentimente corespunde stării firescului. Starea mirării poate produce sublim şi spaimă. Firescul este o stare luminoasă."

V.
"Wonder stops time, and normality, to the contrary, releases it.  Time is, in fact, light.  In this respect, the smallest unit of time is the photon."
"Mirarea opreşte timpul, iar firescul, dimpotrivăîl declansează. timpul este de fapt lumină. In acest sens, unitatea cea mai mică de timp este fotonul".

VI.
"The glow of decay in a forest, while I was a child, affected me, put me in a dream state that felt weird.  Later, I imagined that light is the state prior to birth and the state after death. Paraphrasing a formula of Coanda : « man is a hydraulic accident », I would say :  «  man is a luminous accident  ».  In this respect we might consider solar light as prenatal life, like time not yet structured."
"Luminiscenţa putregaiului dintr-o pădure, copil fiind, m-a pus pe gânduri. Starea lui de vis mi-a dat un sentiment ciudat. Mai târziu mi-am imaginat lumina ca fiind starea de dinainte de naştere şi starea de după  moarte. Imitănd o formula a lui Coandă :" omul este un accident hidraulic" aş zice: " omul este un accident al luminii". In acest sens am putea considera lumina solară  ca pe o stare prenatală, ca pe un timp neorganizat într-o structură".

VII.
"Sleep creates equilibrium between absorption and emission. It gives evidence of the discontinuity of Lucidity, i. e., of existence.  Time grows less organized during sleep. The light becomes internal, becomes feeling, changes itself into luminosity. "  
"Somnul echilibrează absobţia cu ejecţia. Face evidentă starea discontinuă a lucidităţii, deci a existenţei. Timpul se dezorganizează în perioada somnului. Lumina devine interioară, devine sentiment, transformându-se în lucioli."

VIII.
"Existence itself, as light’s sleep, offers evidence of its own discontinuity, that is, of time. In this respect one can consider existence as a quanta of time."
"Insăşi existenţa, ca somn al luminii, face evidentă discontinuitatea acesteia şi deci a timpului. In acest sens putem să socotim existenţa ca pe o cuantă de timp."

IX.
"A photon contains within itself the essence of the Universe :  time.  Transformation of light into existence or existence  into light, as I see it now, may be only a metaphor. But what if it ceases to be a metaphor ?"
"Interiorul fotonului ţine esenţa universului: timpul. Transformarea luminii în existenţă şi transformarea existenţei în lumină, aşa cum mi-o inchipui acum, poate fi o metaforă. Dar, dacă nu e numai o metaforă?"

X.
I ask myself whether that nighttime glow in the forest of my childhood was a birth or a death.  Whether it was a delay in light’s transformation, its recognition by the senses, or was, to the contrary, the decay of organs radiating halos.
"Mă  întreb dacă  luminiscenţa aceea nocturnă  dintr-o pădure a copilăriei era o naştere sau o moarte. Dacă  era o încetinire de lumină  până  la transformarea ei, închegarea ei în simţuri, sau dimpotrivă  dacă  era distrugerea de organe emanând lucioli de vis."

XI.
Time is light. But light?  What is light ?"
"Timpul este lumină. Dar lumina, ce este lumina?"

Din eseul: "Timpul ca lumină" din volumul "Amintiri din prezent". 1985, Nichita Stănescu/
The essay "Time as light" from the volume "Amintiri din prezent". 1985; Nichita Stănescu


"Apă şi foc, gheaţă şi fum, - azvârl şi strig, azvârl şi strig: Priviţi-mă, trăiesc şi sunt acum, şi mă las nins şi nu mi-e frig." Nichita Stănescu

Arhiva foto privată/ Private photos archive.
Click to see enlarged views.

Series of photo instants, 
up-close & collages;
Edited in color, sepia and/or black & white. 
Visions. January.

Private archive.
2017©AlexaT
GândCălător.blogspot.com

Source of video: Mel-p: "Yiruma - My Memory"
Album: Winter Sonata

Piano music
From around the web/media, this week:

2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally
according to NASA and NOAA.* Click to read more info about 

Excerpts from the article published at Jan. 18, 2017 on www.nasa.gov
"Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit (0.99 degrees Celsius) warmer than the mid-20th century mean. This makes 2016 the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures.
The 2016 temperatures continue a long-term warming trend, according to analyses by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. NOAA scientists concur with the finding that 2016 was the warmest year on record based on separate, independent analyses of the data.
Because weather station locations and measurement practices change over time, there are uncertainties in the interpretation of specific year-to-year global mean temperature differences. However, even taking this into account, NASA estimates 2016 was the warmest year with greater than 95 percent certainty.

“2016 is remarkably the third record year in a row in this series,” said GISS Director Gavin Schmidt. “We don’t expect record years every year, but the ongoing long-term warming trend is clear.

The planet’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere.
Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with 16 of the 17 warmest years on record occurring since 2001. Not only was 2016 the warmest year on record, but eight of the 12 months that make up the year – from January through September, with the exception of June – were the warmest on record for those respective months. October, November, and December of 2016 were the second warmest of those months on record – in all three cases, behind records set in 2015."

Sursa/Source: The planet’s long-term warming trend is seen in this chart of every year’s annual temperature cycle from 1880 to the present, compared to the average temperature from 1880 to 2015. 
Record warm years are listed in the column on the right.
Credits: NASA/Joshua Stevens, Earth Observatory

Sursa/Source: YouTube
Published on Jan 18, 2017
"2016 was the hottest year on record, continuing a decades-long warming trend. Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) analyzed measurements from 6,300 locations and found that Earth’s average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) since the late-19th century, largely a result of human emissions into the atmosphere."

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann
Music credit: In Dreams We Trust by Chris White [PRS] and Guy Hatfield [PRS]
For more information: http://go.nasa.gov/2016climate
This video is public domain and can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12475

*****
Motto: 
"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.*"
*Source Internet: 
By Ralph Waldo Emerson in "Collected Poems and Translations".

Happiness starts with yourself.


Source of quotes: Power of Positivity; Positive Energy.

Be joyful, amazing and never give up to smile! 
Stunning things are all over! 

Stay positive, today, tomorrow and always! 

Rămâi pozitiv, astăzi, mâine și întotdeauna!
So, very thankful, each and every day, to be inspired...
All is well...

73 de comentarii:

  1. Foarte frumoase imaginile! Si "Amintiri din prezent".
    Acordurile pianului imi par intotdeauna ca picaturile de ploaie in jocul lor cu Pamantul. <3 Habar nu am de ce imi evoca ploaia. :)
    *
    Interesante afirmatiile nasa despre incalzirea Terrei (prin anii '970 erau "alarmati" de "racirea globala").
    *
    Iti doresc, cu drag, sa petreci minunat sfarsitul de saptamana! <3

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    1. Multumesc frumos, Diana! in lipsa imaginilor, acordurile par a fi "desprinse" dintr-un tablou autumnal, ploios... Oarecum pare nostalgica melodia! :)
      Se pare ca suntem departe de o 'racire globala'... cu fiecare sezon, se inregistreaza noi recorduri pe scale, doar de specialisti cunoscute. Ar fi bine sa se ia masuri (cu privire la poluare, la ceea ce ei numesc "human emissions into the atmosphere"), inainte de a fi cu adevarat prea tarziu. Daca nu cumva "tarziul" s-a instalat comfortabil. Cert e ca deja am asistat si fotografiat grindina-zapada in iunie si salcia re-inverzita la sfarsitul anului trecut. Natura isi are cursul sau, intr-un "firesc" absolut uimitor...
      Sfarsit de saptamana minunat, asemenenea! Salutari cu drag!

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  2. I have to take a deep sigh!! Such great beauties of snow scenes!! I envy you.
    Happy New Year, Alex. I hope your new year will be full of happiness.

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    1. Thank you very much, Tomoko! Good to see you back and read your very interesting posts, again! A very good and happy new Year to you!

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  3. Wow, what a great variety of beautiful snowy photographs, and an environmental lesson that I wish our politicians in the US would read.

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    1. Thank you very much, Yogi! It's a huge concern and we can only hope that everybody knows about this public informative note from Nasa/Noaa published recently. Thank you!

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  4. Beautiful black and white photos. I love the bridge.

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  5. Hello, love your pretty snowy world. Lovely scenes and images. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  6. Wonder Stops Time! I love that line. Loved all the beautiful photos as well. Winter wonderland there.

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    1. It snowed so lovely in this january. Thank you very much!

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  7. Hello Alexa, lovely winter images and snow scenes. The ducks are a great sight too. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Those ducks and gulls, as well, seem to be very cosy on that weather and in that place. Thank you so much, Eileen! A good week to you!

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  8. Wonderful post and gorgeous wintry photos and so well presented ~ lovely ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^




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  9. Ce talentata esti! Fotografiile sunt superbe.Un weekend placut!

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    1. Incerc sa fiu; nu stiu daca si reusesc,... ;) *-* Multumesc din suflet! Saptamana frumoasa si salutari cordiale!

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  10. Such beautiful photos. Love the snow on the bench, stairs, and ground. Stunning winter pics.

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  11. Inca e iarna!
    Mi-e dor de soarele viu
    Si de ghioceii albi! :)

    Si frumos si interesant!
    Cu incalzirea globala mi-e un pic neclar daca va declansa o glaciatiune... In rest, noi sa fim sanatosi...:)
    O duminica excelenta, draga Alexa!

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    1. Vremea nu sta in loc; curand, ne vom bucura de alura lor, dalba!! Inca, mai sper sa ninga - precum prognoza a fost anuntata - si sa pot sa ma mai bucur de o ninsoare de vis!! ;) :)
      Nu stiu nici eu, incotro ne indreptam cu aceasta incalzire accentuata; timpul (oh, timpul) ne va aduce raspunsul privind efectul imediat generat sau generatiile viitoare il vor afla. *-*
      Toate cele faine, saptamana placuta si salutari cordiale!

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  12. Beautiful series of photos. I like that: ”Time is light. But light? What is light ?”

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  13. These are all so, so pretty. I really hope we get some snow this year

    Mollyx

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    1. Thank you very much! Hope it will soon snow, again!

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  14. Heisann, impressing sceneries, wonderful landscape in Wintertime!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely thoughts! Hope in february to have some snow, as well!

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  15. Hi Alexa,
    loved seeing all your beautiful winter landscapes today, the fab mosaic you've created is super the images with a dash of red really make it extra special.
    Happy MM,
    Maggie.

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  16. Alexa, what a treat to scroll through you beautiful fotos and as I listen to this lovely tune. Thank you so much for being here this week, please stop back again.

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    1. I'll try my best and stop back again at Foto Tunes! Thank you so much, too!

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  17. All your photos are so wonderful - it is hard to pick a favourite. The trees in their winter habit look gorgeous and the sepia color fits so well. Maybe the long staircase is my favourite this time. Wishing you a great week Alexa!

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    1. I like the trees in their 'winter habit', as well... Thank you so much, Riitta! A good day, to you!

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  18. lilting, peaceful music . . . your winter pictures are gorgeous, and show me, all things being relative - outside my door is rather balmy (even though i wore several layers to stroll with my puppy.)

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    1. Thank you so much! so beautifully said "all things being relative"...

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  19. This is a very sad time in my country right now. I hope that all my friends like you know that we don't agree with the President and are fighting back...Thank you for your lovely post..Much love to you my friend Alexa..Michelle

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    1. Sad time all over, dear Michelle! keep positivity! Best regards and so many thanks, too!

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  20. We don't have snow here in Florida so I love seeing your snowy scenes. Beautiful photos! Hugs, Diane

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  21. This post contains a whole journey! I loved the yellowed scenes:) The idea of "absorption" is very interesting! Thank you much for coming by!

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    1. So glad to read your lovely thoughts! Thank you very much!

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  22. Dear Alexa,

    Such serene and snowy landscapes, parks and ponds covered in white crystalline brilliance, trees stretching out their branches to be covered by blankets of snowflakes. Your photos are beautiful! I love the one with the bench in the foreground and the red dwelling in the background - so intriguing!

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!
    Poppy

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    1. I enjoyed so much your lovely thoughts expressed, dear Poppy! In these weeks, we had lots of snow and the walk in park was a joy for so many, I think!
      Thank you so much and a great week ahead to you, too!

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  23. What a wonder-and thouthful post, could look at it again ands again.
    (only the music is disappeared today, maybe my pc has a problem with it?)
    Greetings from Germany

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  24. Breathtaking photos of so cold but so beautiful world! The monochromatic scenes evoke special emotion to the snow-falling and the snow-covered landscape. Thanks for sharing. Stay warm.

    Yoko

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    1. Wonderful thoughts, Yoko! Many thanks and a lovely week to you!

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  25. Wonderful post, Alexa, with beautiful images but a sober message. We must take responsibility for all the changes that are affecting our earth and be active in the change that will save our planet.
    Thank you for taking part in the Saturday Silhouettes meme.

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    1. So right in what you're saying, Nick! I agree and we must be aware of these changes that are affecting our earth, indeed! it is necessary to read more and more. Thank you so much!

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  26. Your photos are absorbing (in the sense of the word that means my mind was deeply occupied in looking at them). You always make me think and you are a wonderful photographer.

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    1. Your thoughts are always so lovely, Sallie! But I'm just an amateur photographer. I'll try to see more and to capture the beauty of nature around us. Sometimes, it works and I hope that I can share positivity seen and observed by me in my own way.
      Thank you so much for all your heartwarming, so touching words! It means so much to me. Best regards, to you! Hugs!

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  27. The poem " time as light" is very philosophical and nice. Your each photo with each paragraph is very beautiful. I like your motto too. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Thank you for this great post, dear Alexa. Your photos are wonderful and the texts are very interesting too.
    Your posts are really very rich, they feed our brain and heart. I already shared the impressive NASA video with some people.
    Take care of yourself!

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    1. Thank you very much, Sara! Have a very lovely day and week, too!

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  29. Wonderful collection of photos. I like these ones with stairs and with empy bench the most. Have a good weekend.

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