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Weekly Photo Challenge: All Things Round…

04/05/2011
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“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” Albert Schweitzer

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Things Round… Government - Interior Rotunda of The US Capitol Bldg in DC

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Things Round… Govt - Interior rotunda of Capitol bldg ceiling art

Interior Rotunda shots: The US Capitol Bldg in DC          
Circles are very powerful energy retainers. We see and know the world as a circle; a tremendous energy circle. The sun and the moon radiate heat and a presupposed coolness; both round/circular. For those interested in numerology, or simply numbers, the “0” is indivisible and in some circles, the number of completion or annihilation. We know that the cycle/circle from birth to death takes us from childhood, to adulthood and back to childlike dependencies as we age. So, you can imagine that this Week’s Photo Challenge: Round, had me running in circles looking for and thinking of suitable photographs that would fit the task.

“Our task must be to free ourselves…by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.” Albert Einstein

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Things Round… Peace/Memory Keepers - peace circle on pathway at Omega Institute

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Things Round… Memory - Millennium London Eye Ferris wheel open to be enjoyed equally by all

Peace/Memory Keepers – peace circle on pathway at Omega Institute
What I love about the photo challenge is that it allows us to share not just a picture, but the narrative behind the picture. To tell the story of our common connections; our ties with each other. I like that… What I’ve done this week is gather a careful selection of photographs that are visually representative of our theme – round, and try to frame them in the context of things that matter to us, on the largest, biggest, roundest of them all – planet earth. What I realized is that, eventually, all of us come full circle to meet, to connect with each other on some level; on some common goal or understanding… perhaps even differences. Regardless of our differences, the facts don’t change. We are sustained by the efforts of the collective = Unity. Don’t you love that London Eye Ferris Wheel? 😉

“In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.” Flora Edwards

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Things Round… Art -Yinka Shonibare's Black Gold depicting Africa's oil resources.

Art – Yinka Shonibare‘s Black Gold depicting Africa’s oil resources. 
When we ask the question: What sustains us? What comes to your mind? The wheel of life is sustained and lubricated by the connections, interactions and support we have on earth. We enjoy our livelihood, our creature comforts, by virtue of the collaborations that we have with others/experts from all walks of life; farmers, engineers, builders, good leaders, creative artists, memory keepers and more… Each narrative contributes to the stories and memories that we create, enjoy and share and/or hold dear. Each is a part of the whole…

“Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” Augustine of Hippo

Weekly Photo Challenge: All Things Round… Food - Huge wok of Jambalaya at Sunday market in Caen

Food – Huge wok of Jambalaya at Sunday market in Caen
If you noticed, I have added important elements that sustain us in rounds; government, art, peace keeping, memories, food, fun, and more add to our enjoyment of secular life; each plays a key role.  What would you add? As is often the case of late, if I don’t upload all the pictures I planned, do stop by later for more…. Stop in again anyway as I do update my photographs as I look through my collections and find other suitable shots… (Updated). Enjoy and, as always, your feedback is appreciated. 🙂
What round things did your camera capture? Did you enjoy selecting photos? What are your thoughts? Do share? 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip: When we understand our human connections, our human circle of life, we understand the interconnectedness of all things.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

23 Comments leave one →
  1. 05/05/2011 12:44 am

    great pics Eliz! and I really like the quotes you used as well, especially the one from Flora.

    • 05/05/2011 1:01 am

      Thank you Stacey, Your photos rock too! I wish I could add a link to a site that featured Flora but found nothing on her. 🙂

  2. 05/05/2011 12:49 am

    I love looking at your photos on the photo challenge so much! I look forward to seeing which photos you pick each week! 🙂

    • 05/05/2011 12:59 am

      Thank you Sharon! I really appreciate your feedback and love looking at yours and everyone else’s too. I love the photo challenges very much. 🙂

  3. 05/05/2011 1:43 am

    my favorite gospel: will the circle be unbroken …

  4. 05/05/2011 2:20 am

    Who knows… but I suspect it will remain intact. 🙂

  5. 05/05/2011 5:31 am

    I like all the quotes, especially the one by Augustine of Hippo. Lovely choice of photos for the challenge. 😀

  6. 05/05/2011 6:28 am

    Nice post. I love the Augustine of Hippo quote, and the pics, too. Your posts always beckon me to pause and reflect. Thanks.
    Cecelia

  7. 05/05/2011 6:36 am

    The London Eye Ferris Wheel is huge, a beautiful photo. One day I do hope to get to London, it’s so fascinating. Great pictures Eliz and a great topic to write about. Love the quote: “Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.” and this is so true.

  8. 05/05/2011 8:48 am

    Nice work!

  9. 05/05/2011 8:57 am

    I like the quote from Augustine of Hippo and lovely photos.
    Examining my own life through your posts.:)

  10. InsideJourneys permalink
    05/05/2011 9:07 am

    Wow, beautiful, Elizabeth! I’d forgotten about the meaning of circles. Thanks for the reminder and the lesson. I love that you’ve included other photos of circles. Life is a circle.
    And thanks for the link.
    Marcia

  11. 05/05/2011 9:38 am

    I like Jambalaya.Yummy.A large frying pan makes food delicious.
    Frying pan is round, certainly.

  12. 05/05/2011 9:56 am

    Great collection of “round” pictures! I love the two ceiling/rotunda ones!

  13. richard permalink
    05/05/2011 10:24 am

    circles are beautiful! so round! and complete , but never boring. nice pix

  14. 05/05/2011 12:06 pm

    Loved this, especially:

    So, you can imagine that this Week’s Photo Challenge: Round, had me running in circles looking for and thinking of suitable photographs that would fit the task.

    You might want to take a peek at the circular graphic in this post:

    http://500questions.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/11-doesn%e2%80%99t-the-existence-of-many-religions-discredit-them-all/

    My favorite symbolism of the circle . . . UNITY!
    Thanks, Eliz! Nicely done.

  15. 05/05/2011 1:35 pm

    Great photos!! I’m gonna go see more photos of ’round!’

  16. Bree permalink
    05/05/2011 4:11 pm

    I love the rounds and what they symbolize. Terrific job and love how you do it.
    You always bring a philisophical perspective to the photo prompt is great.
    B

  17. 05/05/2011 8:17 pm

    I like thinking of the world as a tremendous energy circle. It’s also interesting to learn that O is seen as the symbol of completion and annihilation, and it makes sense.

    These are all impressive pictures of all things round, but my favorites are the ones of the Capitol building and the London Eye Ferris wheel.

  18. 05/05/2011 8:25 pm

    Great choice in “round” photos. Love the Albert Schweitzer quote–I try to abide by it. Thanks for the list of photo challenges–makes it easier than searching!!

  19. 06/05/2011 3:52 am

    I love the varieties of round you found 🙂

  20. 06/05/2011 10:02 am

    “Since you cannot do good to all, you are to pay special attention to those who, by the accidents of time, or place, or circumstances, are brought into closer connection with you.” Augustine of Hippo – You are such an “accident of time, place or circumstance” to me! Love the photos, Elizabeth. You have the gift of the photographer’s eye and the skill to writing inspirational messages that provoke your readers to ponder within! Thank you for being here every day! <3

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