Sunday, June 28, 2009

Imagine

The City Daily Photo Community has set aside today to show support for the people of Iran and to honor a fellow blogger from Tehran who has been missing for the past week. We are all hoping for his safe return so that he can continue to show us his beautiful city and share his insights.


I thought this image of a poster inspired the words of John Lennon would be an appropriate tribute for today’s post. I don’t believe I need to quote any of the words from his famous song, but if you would like to be inspired by it again, here is a link.

One of the best things about the City Daily Photo blogging community is that it allows a little glimpse into the lives of people from all over the world. We get to see sights in each other’s communities; sights both, old and new, famous or unheard of, public or private. In our comments to each other we reach out with praise, advice, humorous anecdotes or fond memories and in doing so, we make friends all over the world. We all share our love for the photographic image and our pride in our individual communities.


Regardless of our geographic remoteness and our multitude of diverse backgrounds, we exist peacefully and happily in our cyber-world, learning from each other and enjoying each other’s keen eye for beauty. If our real world was more like our cyber-world we would come very close to achieving the vision imagined in John Lennon’s words.

To view what other City Daily Photo bloggers have posted with thoughts of Iran, click here.

13 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, an excellent contribution, Sharon: both in text and image. Imagine, indeed ... I am inspired by the many thoughts expressed by our fellow bloggers on this special theme day.

I am so glad that you have chosen to participate in this special Theme Day. I hope that our missing blogger will be able to participate in our next Theme Day.

The world is watching.

cieldequimper said...

Yes, you chose a very appropriate word. Wonferful post, thank you Sharon, have a great Sunday!

Jilly said...

Great image - one of the GREAT songs. Imagine - too right! Let's hope our solidarity helps a little. Let's hope our Blogger is freed and the people or Iran will one day get a vote that counts.

JM said...

I agree! Both text and image are excellent, Sharon! Well done.

Jarart said...

You have a way with words that I have always envied. Excellent post for today.

tomaq said...

Good choice and well said!

Lisa Wilson said...

What a wonderful post!! Have a great week!

glenda said...

Very appropriate Sharon. John Lennon said it very well with his lyrics.

Laurie said...

Sharon, this is so beautifully written. Yes! If only the world could be more like our own CDP community -- sharing, learning, understanding, living peacefully. Imagine, indeed.

Beautiful contribution today. Thank you.

Petrea said...

So beautifully said, Sharon. A lovely image to go with your well-chosen words. I feel the same about our online community, which includes not just CDP bloggers but so many others I've met in cyberspace.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Superb post today, Sharon. Well done.

Memphis MOJO said...

I was going to comment and say "well said," but a few others beat me to it.

Mateo said...

I'm glad for your support. I'd like to make you aware of this video. Jump to 00:27:10 if you don't like to watch the whole video. I think this is what most western countries deny but it is all connected.