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F/V Pamela Rae - Abstract Refection

Reflections can be a mirrored image or a distortion with little resembling the object reflected.

Here in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle,

at Fishermen’s Terminals,

the F/V Pamela Rae’s bow is reflected in the salty,

cold waters of Salmon Bay.

But instead of being easily recognizable as the bow of a fishing boat,

it is a rather pleasing distortion.

But a distortion, just the same.

Reality vs. distortion.

:    :    :

What about my thoughts?

My thoughts can reflect reality or a distorted view.

But unlike this reflection,

when my thoughts are distorted,

they are not always pleasing.

:    :    :

Why are my thoughts sometimes distorted?

Often I know that my skewed thoughts come

from anger, selfishness and pride.

Sometimes it takes me a while to come around

to right thinking in a given situation,

often simply because I don’t want to be wrong,

I’m stubborn that way sometimes.

But in reality,

being stubborn and wanting to be right,

only creates tension and

puts up a barrier to problem solving,

resolution and reconciliation.

:    :    :

Which is better?

Reality or distortion?

In photography, both.

In my thoughts.


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