While looking around for the perfect picture to use for the first entry in my pictorial journal, I noticed the reflection of our Christmas tree in a framed photo on the wall. In addition, I noticed the light, from the light on the mantel and the sun through the window.
The glow from the light on the mantel shows off the Christmas tree Charlie made this year in school. The light coming in through the window shows light beyond the tree – beyond Christmas – into the new year.
If those thoughts aren’t over-thought enough, the music playing in the background generated more thoughts. The songs stirred an even greater sense of reflection within me. While looking forward to this new year, I found myself reflecting back, too.
The musicians to blame for my reflective thoughts were Lowen and Navarro. On more than one occasion either in a comment I left on someone’s blog or through stories shared in my own blog, I’ve mentioned the duo Lowen and Navarro. Typically, when I mention Lowen and Navarro I mention their song, “Seven Bridges”.
As we cross over the bridge into the year of 2012, I want to share with you one of my favorite songs. I think the picture and song go well together, and I think both are appropriate for the new year. (Well, mostly I’m looking for an excuse to share the song with you.)
As I have already said several times, I wish all of you the best 2012 has to offer. I hope you find yourself happy most of the time and laughing more than crying. Unless, of course, your tears are generated by a story of fiction created by me. I’m all for stirring the emotions of others. (Though I’ll try hard to make you laugh more than make you cry.)
Please take a few minutes and listen to “Seven Bridges”. I think you’ll like it. Happy New Year!
22 thoughts on “Reflections while crossing the bridge”
Loving this project, already, Ms. D!
(I knew 2012 was going to be a good one!)
Woo hoo! Thanks muchly, SIG. (though really – you’re making me nervous.) 🙂
A very unusual photo, reflections always are great, well done.
I have never heard that song before, very nice indeed. 🙂
Greetings, Mags. I noticed the reflection while sitting on the couch. I found myself becoming more and more distracted by it. I love reflection photos, and this was my first attempt. Thank you for your kind words.
The picture reminds me of a magical place, like something in a dream.
Have a very happy New Year! And to steal your words — I hope you find yourself happy most of the time and laughing more than crying.
I think the dream-like effect comes from the dirty glass on the picture. I dare not use glass cleaner, as it would ruin the effect. (smile)
You bring pleasure to my heart each time I visit; may 2012 bring the same to you.
Maxi, you bring a smile to my face. Here’s to happy hearts and smiles throughout 2012.
I absolutely love that photo. I’m a sucker for unusual takes on photography, playing with light and perspectives etc…Like Priya said, it looks like a dream!
Yes well, like I told Priya, the dream effect is due to dirty glass, I’m certain of it. (smile) I do like reflection photos. Val Erde and Leonore (As a Linguist) have taken great ones. Glad you liked my attempt, Darla.
That song is beautiful. Just beautiful. Want to recommend any more songs like it? 🙂
Isn’t it wonderful, Deb? I am glad you liked it. All of their songs are great. They wrote Pat Benetar’s hit, “We Belong”. Hearing them sing “We Belong” is fantastic. They have a much different take on the song.
That’s a very complicated shot and truly “reflective.” Great work.
Thank you very much, Linda. I love taking photos – always have. I am surprised by and enjoying the positive responses I’m receiving. Thank you, thank you.
Beautiful post, Lenore. I like that the picture is both bright and fuzzy — a perfect symbol for the future. And the song was a great touch. Happy New year!
Thanks for taking the time to listen to the song, Charles. I believe leaving a comment on one of your blogs is one place I mentioned Seven Bridges. Thanks for the compliment on the picture, too. I liked the view from the couch, and I am glad it looked just as good through the camera lens.
Happy New Year! I hope 2012 is a fab one for you!
Same to you, Vix. Thank you for stopping by!
What a great reflective photo idea. It turned out really well. Nice song, too. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for visiting and listening, Patti. Glad you liked it.
I love the photo. Totally unique and fits well with your blog.
Thank you, Susan. I admit – I do like the photo. I am glad I snapped the picture.