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Boat Friday


In these dark and turbulent times, may we find peace...and justice.

(at the Beeldentuin gardens in Mariënheem, NL)




Boat Friday


In these dark and turbulent times, may we find peace...and justice.

(at the Beeldentuin gardens in Mariënheem, NL)




comments (29)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 5 Jun 2020, 00:32
Looks like someone found a lush, tranquil oasis to escape to! The foliage fills the frame nicely with a lot of texture.
Ginnie Hart: The original was so saturated with"lush," Steven, I decided to really scale it down. But thanks.
Un endroit calme et serein qui donne envie de faire une balade en bateau.
Ginnie Hart: It would be a lazy and isolated boat ride, Martine. Just what the doctor ordered?
An excellent and apt post, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Elizabeth.
Lets keep searching Ginnie...
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Frank. We white folk need to be searching the hardest, me thinks, in order to make it happen for those who have never seen it.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Jun 2020, 05:19
Beached up the creek Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Keeping distance, Chris.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jun 2020, 05:36
Patiently waiting for a ride to the other side of the pond, Ginnie.
Indeed we need to find peace and justice and be civil with each other.
Ginnie Hart: Patiently waiting no more. The protests will hopefully continue to rise up until something is done, pointing us in the right direction!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Jun 2020, 05:45
A sombre image for your thoughts today, Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I really had to tone the original image down, Lisl, because it didn't fit what I was feeling, indeed.
Oui , un souhait bien légitime !
Belle prise de vue
Ginnie Hart: If something isn't done now, Claudine, when????
You and Astrid are in the boats, but not quite the same. This small fishing boat seems to be alone on the river bank and the fish can sleep peacefully. A soothing picture Ginnie, have a nice weekend.
Ginnie Hart: The entire place was isolated that day, Marie, so we were able to wander around in peace. But justice still needs to come! Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Jun 2020, 06:23
A feel of loneliness here - my wishes are with you - yestterday I got a long mail from my American friend - yes, what for dark and turbulent times!
Ginnie Hart: My heart aches for what's happening in America right now, Philine. If we're not at a tipping point now, I wonder when??
Two very precious commodities Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: We have no idea, Bill, because we expect it and get it most of the time. But for those who don't???????????????
  • Chad
  • Somewhere+in+deep+space
  • 5 Jun 2020, 07:26
Oh dear Ginnie, it’s going up that creek without a paddle.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chad. What's a poor girl to do!
Bedankt voor de goede wens en dat bootje nodigt wel uit om mee weg te varen smile
Fijn weekend
Ginnie Hart: It's raining right now, Marjolein, and we need it. That makes it a WONDERFUL weekend for me because I love the rain! Bedankt.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 5 Jun 2020, 08:06
les temps sont difficiles...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, they are, JP. God have mercy!
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 5 Jun 2020, 10:07
peace and justice....

daar moet men van uitgaan Ginnie....

een knappe opname
Ginnie Hart: We can't have one without the other, Willy. (sigh) Bedankt.
I am yearning and praying for peace. I will take this lovely moment.
Ginnie Hart: Peace, yes, Care, and justice. Both and. Thank you.
You know, I think the campaign "Black Lives Matter" is imperfect.
It should read "All Lives Matter".

Quick hashtag ALM, spread love not virus with me from home this weekend.
Ginnie Hart: This is one time, LC, when I'm afraid I need to disagree with you. Black Lives Matter is NOT NOT NOT about ALL lives matter. I'm sure you know that. Please Google it if you don't know what I'm talking about because I'm sure you are NOT part of the problem.
What a delightful and calming view. Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie.
This looks a nice place to be as against parts of your homeland at the moment Ginnie, perhaps if the White House idiot kept his mouth shut and closed his Twitter down things might improve just that bit quicker.
Ginnie Hart: I couldn't agree with you more, Brian. Hopefully we're at a tipping point as it regards our non-president. (sigh)
  • Louis
  • South+Africa
  • 5 Jun 2020, 14:46
In the US, democracy was replaced by the dollar - even long before JFK. You get nowhere in US politics if you don't have a sizable sponsor. After the donation, the donors want to harvest opportunities...

The US governance has long been in the hands of the 'exchange-a-favour' crowd and the general population must take to the streets and reclaim their country.

And by this, I am not putting everything on the US. The dynamics are just different in other places, but the bottom line is about the same. In Hollandshire you have the Gronings earthquakes. It has been agreed that people should be assisted, but nothing happens. There is the case of racial profiling by the revenue services. People should be given back their money and it should have been done immediately - so what are they waiting for. Whenever such a thing happens, it is the people with the least means who suffer most. Many times that profile fits people who do not directly share in the mainstream profile.
Ginnie Hart: This could be a long conversation, Louis, couldn't it, if we continued! (sigh) Every time I think we've come to a tipping point, I'm disappointed when nothing substantive happens to change the system. I realize it will take a looooong time, if ever....
No, my point being, how can we beat inequality if we don't include all.

Wrong is wrong. It doesn't matter if the cop was white, the victim black. Or the other way round. Or other combos, which are endless, say Latino cop v white victim, Asian cop v Latino victim, etc etc.

We have to treat each case equally, regardless of race, religion and other factors.

OK, let me put this in another way. Perhaps you can see where I am coming from.

Sure, Black Lives Matter.
But it doesn't mean Latino Lives Do Not Matter.

Ha ha.. This actually reminded me something else, distantly related to this, but they all have the same principle.

A while ago, there was an egg company with this interesting slogan, "Because happy hens lay happy eggs". This made me laugh, they might be right. But we cannot prove this: maybe happy hens lay sad eggs, or sad hens can lay happy eggs. Or maybe, just maybe, the eggs can look happy inside but sad inside?

So there you go, we can have a lot of possibilities here again. None of them can be absolutely right or wrong. Ha ha... that's my point.
Ginnie Hart: Because this really isn't the platform for back-n-forth conversations, LC, could we continue this via email? I'm at [email protected] If you can let me know your email, we can continue...?
That's nice find Ginnie, I like the treatment! I wonder where the occupants are? smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Martin. I suppose the owners are part of the Beeldentuin gardens but other than that, I have no clue.
Sweet shot.
We have been waiting a long time for justice to come for certain groups of people in Canada. Maybe one day. Slow coming, though.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Michael. Racism has been in our country since its inception. My guess is that it won't "go away" in our lifetime. But if it can change in the right direction (as happened with the civil rights movement), perhaps there is hope?
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 6 Jun 2020, 02:58
One of my fave color combos! Yes, peace and justice. I heard that there are protests in all 50 states and 18 countries!! Can change be effected? God help us make this happen.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bonnie, and I sure hope so. As I just told Micahel, racism has been in our country since its inception. My guess is that it won't "go away" in our lifetime. But if it can change in the right direction (as happened with the civil rights movement), perhaps there is hope?
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Jun 2020, 05:49
It begs the question!
Ginnie Hart: For many, I'm sure, Ray.
Mais que fait-elle cette barque abandonnée sur cette rive ?
En tous cas, la photo est bien sympa.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I have no idea what the back story is, Pascale, but it was nice to see while we wandered around the gardens. Merci.
Interesting coloration!
Ginnie Hart: Lots of desaturation, etc., Tom. (sigh)
i can understand where you are coming from, Ginnie. and i like how the boat really looks "up the creek without a paddle".
Ginnie Hart: That phrase ("up the creek without a paddle"wink, sadly, I'm afraid, Ayush, is a statement of the times we live in?!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 10 Jun 2020, 15:02
such a timeless feel and it also has a film quality
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sherri. I never felt completely pleased by how this turned out but I knew I did NOT like the saturated greens of the original. Hmmm.

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