Thursday, April 02, 2009

Theme Thursday - Ten


Giving birth and nourishing,
having without possessing,
acting with no expectations,
leading and not trying to control:
this is the supreme virtue.

– Tao Te Ching, chapter 10

And the inevitable music video - "I'd Love to Change the World" by Ten Years After:




Photograph © 2007 & 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger

23 comments:

  1. Perfect song for "ten", Roy! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    And I like the macro shot of the dime on your sidebar!

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  2. I love this; so very contemplative.

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  3. The quote is really really good. I am going to copy it and try to keep it in mind, I kid you not!

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  4. Great shot! And I am sure you kept your distance...I am going to remember your great advice...

    That Tao guy was very smart I think...great quote!

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  5. Regarding the Harriet Vane mention you left somewhere.

    I liked her very much in the 1980's version on TV. I wanted to be like her.

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  6. Wonderful picture and the Tao saying is apropos. We are to give our children wings to fly.

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  7. Does Anybody know exactly WHY they were called "Ten Years After"?? After?What?:)

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  8. Roy, I was on the same wavelength. I almost chose Ten Years After but changed my mind. So glad I did. Great choice of quote and song.

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  9. Thanks everybody! I was in a quandary as to how to approach an intangible idea like "Ten" after all those tangible objects themes (toy, animal, vegetable, mineral, and such); after all, we photographers need something to aim the camera at! I remembered the shot of the geese while in the shower this morning, and once I saw that the quote from the 10th chapter of the Tao Te Ching in a way paralleled a shot of parents and their children, I was all set.

    Tony, Alvin Lee named the band Ten Years After in 1966 because it was ten years after the advent of Elvis, his hero.

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  10. I love the ten ducks, and the song with the pictures were great. Takes me down memory lane.

    I also enjoyed the quote.

    Thank you.
    God bless.

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  11. Sorry I meant 10 Geese. Sigh.

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  12. Perfect song, and SUCH a cute picture!

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  13. ten is a magical number! brilliant convergence of tens here at roy's world....honk, honk....

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  14. Thanks for the comment at my place. I like your post extremely! That is an excellent quote and I too am going to write it down and keep it around me.

    In re Agatha - it has been many years since I've read her books. But Peter & Harriet get re-reads every now and again. Funny how many more of the literary quotes I 'get' now than I did when I first read them!

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  15. Hiya Roy! Aah- those little goslings are so cute.

    I like the quote, and I am going to read more of Tao Te Ching now.

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  16. great zen like feel to theme thursday..you always have interesting, insightful, creative photographs!

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  17. ...love the creative way you see the world.

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  18. The name came from the fact that they formed Ten Years After Elvis Presley hit the scene.

    Yes, I am a sad statto for trivia such as that.

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  19. Great to hear Ten Years After. Remember their show stopping appearance at Woodstock?

    Roy, what gadget do you use for your playlist?

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  20. Thanks everybody. That family of geese seems to be a hit all over the place.

    K - Yeah, I remember the Woodstock appearance. They have a lot of video copies of that on YouTube, but I wanted to stick with the song I'd already picked.

    As for my playlist, I have an account with DivShare, an online file storage and sharing site. You can upload individual song files as well as upload to a folder, and the folder is automatically treated as a playlist. You can copy the playlist embed code (when you click on a file or playlist's "share" link it pops up a window with the embed code) and paste it in Blogger's flash/html gadget. I usually go into the html code of the playlist object after I've pasted it to adjust the sizes to better fit the space it's going to be in. But that's really all it takes. Oh yeah, and DivShare's free account is 5 GB storage space and 10 GB/month download capacity. So you get a pretty generous service for free.

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  21. Another vote here for the shot of the dime - very good. And the geese are lovely.

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  22. cool.
    always cool here.
    i need to read more teachings by tao.
    thanks.

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