INSIDE THE FRAME by Joe Duty

Focus on others

By Brandon Evans | Published Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Messenger photo by Joe Duty

“A person experiences life as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. Our task must be to free ourselves from this self-imposed prison, and through compassion, to find the reality of Oneness.”
– Albert Einstein

Some travel through this world disembodied like souls after death. Booted figures glide over slick surfaces in a concrete landscape, missing the niches, living lives like lost electric messages never quite passing through the appropriate synapse.

When we separate ourselves from others, we become separated even from ourselves. We need to learn about the experiences of others to learn more about ourselves. Compassion and empathy are integral to the human condition. Without softness in our lives, we’ll glide aimlessly through a dull life, devoid of purpose.

Our roaming photographer captured this image at the Fort Worth Stock Show last year. The scene occurred by the outdoor exhibits after a rainfall.

With minimal light, the camera was set to maximum aperture. It also allowed the lens to focus on both the boots and the figures mirrored in the puddle.

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