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Water from a rock

Ok, this is a repost, but it seemed apt for the Rock challenge so I thought I'd re-use it. Taking a temporary break from the Page Street series, but will be back tomorrow. 

The picture is of a boulder of rocks in front of the world's only 7 star hotel, Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The rocks are equidistant from the hotel and from another famous tourist attraction, the Wild Wadi water resort.

And speaking of water, the water here is gushing from a rock. How very symbolic...Isn't that the way we need life to be so many times? Water, something so very crucial to our existence to spew forth from a rock, something so unyielding and immutable. Isn't it true that so often, we find sustenance and comfort amidst the most difficult situations, in the most unlikely and unexpected places.

This picture to me tells a complete story. The no entry sign reprsents the obstacles we frequently encounter in our walk, while the rest of the picture represents something of an oasis. Water from a rock, the palm trees in the background providing shade for the tired wayfarer in life's journey. Even the clothes hung on the stick signify a moment of pause, casting aside present cares and just resting in the peace the rock provides.

Water, the life giving force, from a rock, the source of strength and the sustenance we so often need.

The rock is constant and dependable, as rocks are. You can lean on the rock, and you know it won't roll over. In my case, its a Rock that's higher than me. A Rock that holds through the ages, cleft especially for my form,  to fit my frame, creating a perfect hiding place for me.

We all need a rock, something, or someone to lean on. A Rock that will hold.

What is your rock?

 

Water from a rock

Ok, this is a repost, but it seemed apt for the Rock challenge so I thought I'd re-use it. Taking a temporary break from the Page Street series, but will be back tomorrow. 

The picture is of a boulder of rocks in front of the world's only 7 star hotel, Burj Al Arab, Dubai. The rocks are equidistant from the hotel and from another famous tourist attraction, the Wild Wadi water resort.

And speaking of water, the water here is gushing from a rock. How very symbolic...Isn't that the way we need life to be so many times? Water, something so very crucial to our existence to spew forth from a rock, something so unyielding and immutable. Isn't it true that so often, we find sustenance and comfort amidst the most difficult situations, in the most unlikely and unexpected places.

This picture to me tells a complete story. The no entry sign reprsents the obstacles we frequently encounter in our walk, while the rest of the picture represents something of an oasis. Water from a rock, the palm trees in the background providing shade for the tired wayfarer in life's journey. Even the clothes hung on the stick signify a moment of pause, casting aside present cares and just resting in the peace the rock provides.

Water, the life giving force, from a rock, the source of strength and the sustenance we so often need.

The rock is constant and dependable, as rocks are. You can lean on the rock, and you know it won't roll over. In my case, its a Rock that's higher than me. A Rock that holds through the ages, cleft especially for my form,  to fit my frame, creating a perfect hiding place for me.

We all need a rock, something, or someone to lean on. A Rock that will hold.

What is your rock?

 

comments (11)

More info, where is this and does this represent the beginning of this stream and if so where does it go and end ? And yes sweets it's a good shot. What's up with the no passage sign to the right ?
Fehinti: All updated now John. smile Was just being lazy. lol
A complex photo and commentary. I appreciate the symbolism.
Fehinti: Thanks Red Pen. I appreciate your comments. smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 20 Jul 2007, 07:28
This is definitely ROCK, Fehinti! I like your description of what it means to you. Lots of symbolism!

I also think of BEDROCK. A firm foundation midst the shifting sands of time!
Fehinti: Wow, bedrock is so fitting Ginnie. Beautiful. Thanks smile
  • moi moi
  • 20 Jul 2007, 09:12
…no doubt nice pic.
…but girl the real surprise for me is the commentary. I had no idea you were so deep!!

Ladies and Gentlemen!!, I give you my eloquent friend Fehinti
Fehinti: You dey craze girl, for real! grin You know I don't take myself too seriously, but for you to be surprised I'm deep? Girl, you must'a fell and bumped yer head grin (Insert american ghetto accent here) grin Lol!
Don't come back tomorrow for more 'deep talk' though, my blog is about the fotos, yer git me? Lol!
  • Shakes
  • 20 Jul 2007, 10:12
Double WOW!!!! - commentary and picture
Fehinti: Thanks Shakes smile
  • Cummin
  • 20 Jul 2007, 10:22
I love this picture, and the meaning you've given to it. You couldn't have got all the elements of the picture to tie in so nicely together even if you had staged this scene. Fantastic!
Fehinti: Thanks a lot Cummin smile
Very deep and meaningful, you ROCK Fehinti !! smile
Fehinti: Aaw, thanks Tracy. You're much too kind. smile
  • blackdog
  • In Bath on dial up
  • 20 Jul 2007, 18:51
You had me confused for a minute there - even went back to check your street was in NW London! Good luck. Rock On!!!
Fehinti: Lol! blackdog. grin The 'upmystreet' series continues tomorrow. I'll be here all week, try the veal! tongue
  • Fia
  • Sweden
  • 20 Jul 2007, 22:04
AAAH me wanna bw there!!! Great image!!
Fehinti: Glad you like it Fia smile
Very nicely done, the colors are wonderful and the composition too !
Fehinti: Many thanks Zebigleb. smile
  • lolayinka
  • dagenham,essex
  • 13 Aug 2007, 10:57
so beautiful,am speechless.

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