Posted by: Shanna Germain | 06/26/2009

Pg. 87: Reflect, Refract


Reflection of sunset and ferry in the window of a flat.



Same reflection, different window. The little diner near the flat called, “The Kettledrum.” I’ve never eaten there, but it seems fairly popular among the tourists.


Far and fast, s.


“By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.” ~Confucius


  1. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyoutiful pictures, S. You’re geting really good at those sunsets!

    • Aw… thanks, Nikki! 🙂

  2. May I politely disagree with Confucius..of course I may, but it seems a bit sacreligous. Oh well, not the first time.

    Most of my wisdom seems to have come from experience but only a small percentage of that was bitter experience.

    Certainly reflection and imitation are usually easier than experience and may even be achieved in an easy chair or on the beach.
    The wealth of my experiences have provided the base of my wisdom.

    Is wisdom synonomous with knowledge? No, I guess not. Maybe Confuius was right, ugh!

    Confucius say “Man with free reign to use computer armed with a couple of pints of Chechoslovakian lager may impart nonsense, not wisdom”. so solly

    • Yeah, you sure can disagree with the man. You can disagree with anyone you like 🙂

      And, true, I think it’s all perspective, right? I rarely find that things tasted bitter — and if they did, it was part of the sweet.

  3. I love the first photo!

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