Do you glance or do you read?
His opening paragraph is as follows. Conviction and Faith, by Rev. Toshio Suzuki … If you want to see the truth of your faith, you should try to practice it very doubtfully,like “is it really true or not?” Then you will come to the conclusion. There is nothing more useless than neither doubting nor believing. To read more of what is said, please contact Rev. Goto in our New York church for a copy of this PL Newsletter. His e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org If you are in the NY area (718)-424-8815.
While researching for a previous blog I found several interpretations or versions if you will of a photograph of the Mad Hatter as played by Johnny Depp. This is the one that struck me the most, and I went back to find it to use it today. Since the picture had no explanation, as to how or why it was coloured the way it was, I can’t pass that information on to you. I could only view it and enjoy it from my perspective. Most pictures I saw were in shades of black and white. Like Rev. T.Suzuki’s words, this picture had arrested me in my search by making a statement that connected with something inside me. I wanted more. I really looked at it closely, the shading, the lace, the fingerless,frayed gloves, bandaged thumb, the assorted pieces of accessories, everything. All of the costume was very artfully pulled together to draw and capture the viewer’s attention. When we are visual, which I am, the picture shouted at me, and I responded. Words,are not as visual, they are a group of letters that come together to form a word. We must read the words not necessarily by themselves, but with the words that come before and after them to really understand the intent of the writer.
Sunshine Blessings to you on this 22nd day of April. Oyashikiri
remember, we can all look at the same picture , read the same words, and come away with our very own story-line.
* Rev.Toshio Suzuki former principal of PL Elementary School, Japan (40Years)
picture of flower, Geranio by cefferreira.flickr.jpg
picture Mad Hatter> Pinterest