As we get up this morning, he…

A man smokes his pipe in the remains of his bedroom in Aleppo, Syria.


Source: Joseph Eid, Agence France-Presse, March, 10, 2017. wsj.com).  Inspired by:

“There is a certain tone in the things that matter, an architecture of delayed light or slow sounds from long ago. Fragments for the after-silence, the sorting of a garden. Things in their essence. Spiritual forms, an invisible geometry of objects that gives strength to us through music…Whispered petitions to show us the way or to destroy us completely. Every word a last word. Every sound a revenant.”

— Herbert Pföstl, On my Sanctuary Place (Maharam.com)

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  1. No words, David!
    No words…

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  2. Quelle photo !

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  3. Wow. And I’m still reeling from the last post.

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  4. And the world sits and watches. Why, why, why?????

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  5. Reblogged this on The Writers Desk and commented:
    WHY?????

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  6. Wow.

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  7. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Count our blessings … and keep those like him in our hearts and minds!

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  8. Aside from the drama and conflict here, you could get a feeling of how it is; smoking his pipe and looking for some comfort, as we all do – different realities.

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  9. If this doesn’t give us perspective and compassion, nothing ever will.

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  10. so poignant!

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  11. Punched in the gut, once again. And it’s touching that it seems his record player has been spared.

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    • Your comment reminds me of:

      There is a certain tone in the things that matter, an architecture of delayed light or slow sounds from long ago. Fragments for the after-silence, the sorting of a garden. Things in their essence. Spiritual forms, an invisible geometry of objects that gives strength to us through music…Whispered petitions to show us the way or to destroy us completely. Every word a last word. Every sound a revenant.

      — Herbert Pföstl, On my Sanctuary Place (Maharam.com)

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  12. Reblogged this on EMANDYVES .

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  13. Heartbreaking. And puts things in perspective.

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  14. Boy, if THAT doesn’t put things in perspective, I don’t know what will. How can we possibly turn a blind eye…how?

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  15. Smoking sure does relaxes oneself regardless of the situation.

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  16. Speechless..

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  17. i am overwhelmed by this. i looked at it for a very long time, taking it all in.

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  18. His turn table has an album on it. For a moment I could not move… not enough breath to take this in all at once.

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  19. The image stands alone. Gives one a bit of perspective, no matter how humble our lives are elsewhere.

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  20. Heartbreaking… One photograph and million things to talk… My humanity is overwhelmed, deeply hit me. Life on earth, how hard, how hard… Thank you, Love, nia

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  21. It’s horrible, but that room is still is only protection. It has to be fixed, but taking him out would be exile. Canada is welcoming the victims, but it will take time for them to be home. I feel sorry for them but express what sympathy I can. Canada will be not the parent’s but their children’s home.

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  22. A moving reminder David. Thank you!

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  23. Even amongst the chaos of this photo there is a silent calm within this man. Everything can be taken from someone, but they can’t take you soul. Moving. 🙏🏻

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