Rare

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You know what’s rare? An all glass house with glass walls, floors, and ceiling. It’s one of those structures that looks magnificent on the outside but is truly a nightmare on the inside because there is always the fear that it will all come crashing down in millions of dangerous shards. Unless you have curtains, everyone can see what is going on inside leading to privacy issues. Now this relates to the proverb that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. When you are said to live in a glass house, you have weaknesses that are apparent on the outside. It is then not right to criticize others who have similar weaknesses because you end up being a hypocrite.

Photo Challenge: Rare

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Reflections

The reflective details in the water…

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The reflective details of this wall of glass look like kaleidoscopes…

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Closer…

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Closer…

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Closer still…

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The closest…

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This one looks like a green monster with a red skirt on.

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WPC: Door to History

Day 219 - Looking In
The Parlour – Old Fashioned Ice Cream

The Parlour is a little slice of heaven I have always loved to go to since I was a baby essentially. The ice cream there has never failed to satisfy me, with the Dare to be Great always the monster feat on the menu, the signature product that many have tried to conquer but have failed. This place has had its history of closings, renovations, reopenings, and financial troubles, but it still proves to be one of the more popular places to eat in my hometown. Even people from other states know about this little gem and probably come here when they visit Michigan. The one thing in this iconic place that has not been replaced through all these years is an old-fashioned jukebox or Wurlitzer, that stands in a corner near the entrance. I don’t think it works anymore but it is a symbol of the Parlour’s original 1950s roots.


Weekly Photo Challenge: “Door.”

Early Goodbyes

Looking through the glass, the end is near
One more wrapped, another fancy bow here

What happens now, the anticipation beyond

Uncertainty but hope
Laughter but fear
So much dedication
So many tears

Hate to see it end
Gotten so used to, so narrow minded
The new start, brand new leads
Setting new goals, dusting old roads
What lies beyond the glass
A mystery, tomorrow’s problem

When looking up, 
I saw a sign
It said “Fresh”
And I believe next year is mine
Like all the others I left behind

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P.S. I think it’s time for a new theme in 2015

Photo 101: Day 17 – Glass

Living in glass houses

And twinkle wide-eyed

Crystal intricate wall

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Raise your glass and be mighty!
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So intricately designed
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The crystal blooming Sun

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WPC: Weird Science Experiment

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The sheer hardness of the first glass is really being pronounced above and in the reflection. The screwdriver seeming to “sink” in a zig-zag manner down to an infinite bottom is also intriguing. Shadows are being cast in the background giving everything a nice 3D effect. There seems to be a flicker of a flame in the measuring cup as well. Oh, did you think I would forget about you, middle glass? The part on the stem of the glass that is brightest is amazing as well as the white lighting on the reflective underside. I think two evil looking, white hot, green rimmed eyes are staring at me on that stem and on the reflective side a smiling something can be seen. This looks maddeningly like a weird science experiment. The nightlife of a bar also comes to mind.


Photo Challenge for Week of October 17: Refraction