Monday, February 13, 2012

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget. - Arundhati Roy

Taken yesterday afternoon in Clifton, Bristol

48 comments:

Hans said...

How do you find such perfect quotes everytime ? I am amazed. Fantastic post, Ash. I think you should do more street shots - this one is absolutely brilliant.

It's been great knowing you. I really enjoy our email correspondence. Let's keep it going!

Hans from Germany

Zuzana said...

Love is always a reason to celebrate.;))
Happy Valentines day dear Ash.;))
xoxo

Jeevan said...

Lovely shot with a message! Love is forever and never forget to love but not on this particular day alone.

Happy Valentines Day Ash :)

ashok said...

thoughtful!

Salviano Adão said...

Much good perfection blog, boa they postact.
That the Sir our God comes to bless you still more.

Bob Bushell said...

What is Valentines Day for, lol.

Annie said...

Brilliant :D

I tried to copy the quote to post to my husband but your site says I'm a pirate ... didn't think they celebrated Valentine's ;D

Viola said...

Thank you for valuable words! And I love your picture! =)

Happy Valentine Day tomorrow! :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

Very sweet words full of love! Happy Valentine, Ash:)

Cloudia said...

Happy V Day ASH!


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George said...

The quote is marvelous. I also like your photo.

Kala said...

Happy Valentines Day to you!

LadyFi said...

Just beautiful! And powerful words.

Ash said...

Hans - Thank you. I'm always looking forward to your emails. Keep them coming!

Zuz - Absolutely!

Jeevan - Well-said, thank you!

Ashok - Thank you!

Salviano - Honestly, I have no idea what your comment means - hope it's something nice. Many thanks for visiting this blog and taking the time to comment.

Bob - For card companies and florists to double their profits!!

Annie - So sorry about the pirate thing, dear. ( If only I knew how to get rid of that) Anyway, I've emailed you the quote.

Viola - I too quite like the quote. Thanks Viola!

Rahul - Thank you!

Cloudia - Thank you. To you too!

George - Thank you. Very wise words from the fabulous Ms.Roy

Kala - Many thanks!

LadyFi - Thank you!

HansHB said...

A good shot!
Happy Valentine to you!

Photo Cache said...

Happy Heart's Day. Hope it's great.

Regina said...

Beautiful capture!

♥ Regina

Lowell said...

And a Happy Valentine's Day to you! Great quote!

Annie said...

Love this photo Ash. The sentiment is universal and with a strong message. Hope you had a lovely and romantic day.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

You have such a great way of matching up the perfect words to the perfect pictures. Happy Valentine's Day!

magiceye said...

this is brilliant!

SandyCarlson said...

Exquisite.

This post comes as quite a comfort. Thank you so much.

God bless!

eden said...

Great shot.

Happy Valentines Day to you, Ash!

Rajesh said...

Love all the way. Those words mean a lot.

Susan Deborah said...

Happy Valentines day, Ashwathy.

The man walking behind the board catches my attention. Does he have a Valentine.

Joy always,
Susan

Luke said...

Happy Valentines Day!

Dave King said...

Hope yours went with a zing!

Ash said...

Hans HB - Thank you

PhotoCache - Thank you. Mine was good!

Regina, Lowell - Thank you

Annie - I did have a very romantic day, thank you.

Carol - I just stumble into the right quotes. It's pure chance, sometimes!! Glad you like it!

MagicEye - Thank you

Sandy - Thank you dear!

Eden - Thank you!

Rajesh - Indeed. I got goose-bumps when I first came across this quote.

Susan - I hope he does have a Valentine.

Luke - Thank you!

Dave - It did, indeed! Thank you Dave

Krunal said...

the man in the background makes it even more beautiful...nice composition. Happy Valentines Day

don said...

A good street shot of this reminder. I like that some foot traffic is included in the shot too.

Leovi said...

I think when love is remembered every minute and is part of the extra energy that makes life in love.

Pietro said...

I like this nice shot, Ash!
I hope you had a pleasant Valentines Day!

Mhie said...

That's a nice quote.Hope you have a wonderful valentines day.

Krishna said...

nice message...

nice photo..

thank you visiting my post

Amrita said...

I just love the photo and qoute. Mind if I share it on my blog?

Ash said...

Krunal and Don - Thank you! This man just popped in! I was originally planning to shoot just the board with the chairs in the background. I'm glad he did, because he makes the picture so much more interesting. I also quite like the way the black and red of the board matches with his clothing.

Leovi - Absolutely, Thank you!

Pietro and Mhie - I did, Thank you!

Krishna - Thank you!

Amrita - Feel free to use it, sweetheart! You don't even have to ask :-)

sm said...

beautiful capture
Happy V day

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice one.

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Magia da Inês said...

Amiga,
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil

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✿¸.

Ash said...

SM - Thank you!

Niran - Thank you!

Magia - Gracias! Bom fim de semana, to you too :-)

Ruby said...

Happy Valentine's Day Ash!!

Kalyan said...

I can only say you have a great eye, with such a perfect capture for a perfect moment...lovely!

Rizalenio said...

Very beautiful thoughts.

...and the photo composition is just genius. I love it a lot.

sandeep said...

i was thinking i'll wish u a belated v-day and ask how was urs. but u've already mentioned that u had a good one. i had an excellent one too ... and i hope this reminder helped atleast a few :)

debum said...

long time, no see. how are you?

Team G Square said...

Wow , nice reminder broad . Good capture.

Ash said...

Ruby - Thank you!

Kalyan - Thank you. You're very kind!

Rizalenio - Thanks so much. Good to see you here!

Sandeep - Nice to hear that! I have not been able to visit your blog for the last couple weeks - the page doesn't load up :-(

Debum - What a pleasant surprise!! I'm very well, thank you. How are you ? How's married life ?

Team G Square - Thank you!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Haha...this is funny and...somehow still tender.