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A Book of Enlightenment

By Aeros    
My close friend Father blanco was a Jesuit. Spritually we were like brothers, but philisofocally we were the antithesis of each other, he the Jesuit and me the atheist. A good man, Hamilcar passed too soon, too young.

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Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
10 Jan 2018 2:15AM
How does anyone reconcile a close friendship between a Jesuit and an atheist? "We all have to live with the ambiguaty of partial power, partial frdeedom and partiial knowledge. What do we know for sure anyway? "Quote from the book (If you meet the Budha on the road, Kill him.)

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Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 4:42AM
Good work! Lovely light...
Well seen, Isabel GrinGrin
sawsengee Plus
13 6 28 Malaysia
10 Jan 2018 5:01AM
beautiful ambiance lighting & visual atmosphere Smile
qosmio 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 7:17AM
Excellent use of light to capture the figure. Also great clarity in the image.
10 Jan 2018 7:32AM
Great image, wonderful composition and mood!
cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Jan 2018 9:21AM
Excellent low light shot...I see a much tighter crop here too SmileSmile
dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1598 England
10 Jan 2018 10:10AM
What if it is only, ever, about love?

Then, friendships can bridge any philosophical gulf.

This picture is a lovely tribute - it glows with more than light filtered through stained glass.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 3:12PM
Close friend was a canon in the catholic church, I'm an atheist too. We had a lot in common, including fine wine and real ale. Religion was never mentioned. This is a fine picture by the way Richard.
Peter.
Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
10 Jan 2018 3:26PM
I started to write individual responses to all who commented here, but as "The best laid plans of mice and men".....The rest you can guess, my comments got blasted into cyber space. I have to drive to the capital this a.m. to self represent at a trial and already I'm running late. I was so touched by the comments re this photo. I thank you all so much, I'm so pleased it resonated with you in the way I hoped it would. qosmio, thank you for your kind UA. I must say that your comments are of more value to me than awards. I should explain; The kindness and need for one to express their impression of a photo, by making an award, I completely understand. I would rather give or receive a well thought comment over an award, but you very generously gave both.

Thank you friends, one and all.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
10 Jan 2018 6:51PM
As a photograph! it sings out loud! the light in just the right place.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2018 7:42PM
beautifully worked with the light, and a
lovely tribute to a friend
and a great photo image
Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
11 Jan 2018 4:24AM
Dudler, I was out of time this a.m. and had to hit the road. I return to this post in order to express my feelings regarding your very thoughtful comments. I was touched and thank you for that. I had a very interesting day in court and will post about it on my blog.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2165 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2018 9:32AM
Similar experience. I was educated in a convent school that had catastrophically over-expanded just as the local Catholic birth rate was falling, so the nuns were forced to admit heathens like me. They coped very well. They were strong, dynamic women. Some of my best friends have been nuns.
At University my tutor was a Jesuit, another very independent mind, one of the biggest influences on my life. I think it's about respect and embracing humanity's variety.
I like this a lot, by the way. It's respectful, the camera keeps its distance, doesn't intrude.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 5:46PM
A beautiful tribute and capture with that wonderful light.
Ju

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