Risky Paths

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Photo: Ofir Asif

 

It is okay to see the risk

And not step

Fully

Into it.

Courage does not always

Mean

Precarious

Heaving ho.

Perilous paths

Indeed at times

Need forging,

But aren’t

All

Tests of

True bravery,

When often enough

The careful way

Around

Is a daring

Opportunity.

 

 

 

For The Daily Post

Trusty

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Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Don’t be fooled by appearance,

Bravado

Or pomp.

Fiduciaries of trust

Aren’t those loudly declaring

The draining of swamps,

But those who watch out

For dereliction of duty

Against trolls

Full of tromp.

 

 

 

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Cloaked

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Photo: Dvora Freedman

 

What thoughts are swathed

Under your wrap?

What life

What pain

Your brows speak of?

Your eyes avert

But hearts respond:

You’re seen

You’re heard

Becloaked or not.

 

 

For The Daily Post

Fraud or Dare

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

When your mind wants one truth

But all facts show another,

Will you see what is there

Or mold sooth as you’d rather?

When you seek to believe

What you wish

Not what’s real,

Will you claim truth a fraud

Or urge gyp

Be revealed?

 

 

For The Daily Post

Scaled Contrast

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Photo: Atara Katz

 

I am mesmerized by this photo of the guide guiding other guides in the Judea Desert. His finger is pointing at the very small spot their location represents, onto a map where the complete area isn’t much larger than the square mileage of New Jersey …

I love how his exacting indication contrasts with the vast dunes, hills, and mountains undulating far into the horizon behind him … How the vivid topographical colors on the map contrast with the subdued palette of the landscape …

To me this photo also tells the story of the limited perception one may have of the true scale of things: The size of our cells in relation to our body; our human form compared to the vast Earth; the Earth’s size in the Milky Way; our galaxy as a dot among other dots scattered through the universe like barely a pinprick on a map.

 

 

For The Photo Challenge

Your Kind Of Exceptional

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Photo: Amitai Asif

 

Be your own kind of

Exceptional.

Not inherently better than others

Not more entitled

Yet still unequivocally

Uniquely

Equipped

To be the best that you can be

And do the most good you can do

As you.

 

 

For The Daily Post