Monday, August 8, 2011

Tisha B'Av begins

Tonight and tomorrow Jews around the world remember the destruction of the First and Second Temples and many other calamities that befell our people on this day, the 9th of Av.
More about Tisha B'Av:
How I sat on the floor and read Lamentations by candlelight--here and here
Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall
Diorama of Titus breaching the city wall of Jerusalem
Remembering the destruction on the wall of one's house
That's My World today--collective remembering for thousands of years.
And for Shadow Shot Sunday too.


Ann said...

Wonderful shadows.

Leif Hagen said...

A strong photo with light and shadow - past sorrow, future hope!

Petrea Burchard said...

Absolutely beautiful photo, Dina.

VP said...

An amazing image and an interesting post. Many changes happeneds after that picture you sent me...

Cassy said...

Truly this is beautiful photo.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Software

Archaeogoddess said...

I can't remember the correct saying, but... May your fast and time of reflection be gentle and uplifting!!

Spiderdama said...

I had to read Lamentations when you writing`s sad and strong.
Your pictures is just so beautiful to this post.

JM said...

Wonderful capture, Dina!

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

I love this photo. It says so much.

Kay said...

Beautiful, artistic photo, Dina. This is certainly a time of reflection and remembrance.

Ms. Becky said...

lovely Shadows Dina. happy SSS to you.

Francisca said...

A beautiful shadow shot, Dina, and profound words.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Somehow your photograph says to me that even when destruction comes--and destruction means darkness--the light is always stronger. Always.


If shadows could jump,
How high would they go?
As high as the moon?
Does anyone know?

If shadows could weep,
How long would they cry?
As long as it takes
To climb to the sky?

If shadows could laugh
And tell funny jokes
Would you take them home
And say, “Get this, folks!”?

If shadows could wed,
Would they prefer you
Or somebody else
To promise, “I do”?

© 2011 Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows on this door and this

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice composition.


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Absolutely, inspirational!!!

Hidden Shadows Come on over if you have time today!!

Gunn said...

A great image! I like it a lot.