Below are photos for Nancy’s Photo A Week Challenge of Photos that depict two different materials. Click on any photo to enlarge all and see captions:
Do not jostle for your places, for you’re fully in our view.
We have the V.I.P. seats here in your cosmic zoo.
Perhaps you sense our presence, but there’s nothing you can do
to see us for it’s set up so we’re only viewing you.
We see who you turn into each time you’re born anew.
One lifetime you’re a Muslim, and another you’re a Jew—
your choice of birth determined by your placement in the queue.
It’s purely arbitrary which person will be you.
You might become the very thing that now you most eschew,
but there’s no one to object to. There’s no one you can sue,
for the world that you’re reborn to was made by folks like you,
and the life you’ve made for who you’ll be might be a life you’ll rue.
This revelation should not come out of the blue.
It’s one that’s often explained by the mystic or guru.
If you love this lifetime where the cat’s meow is you,
please hold onto your passport, for you’re only passing through.
The prompt today is passport.
I guess it was the vivid colors and the sporty equipment featured in each that caused me to put these photos of La Manzanilla, Mexico, doors together. (click on either photo to enlarge both.)
(Click on first photo to enlarge all.)
For Cee’s Daily Flower Prompt.
Once we’re accustomed to being kissed,
life forms itself into a fist.
All things don’t go as they should.
There is no perfect neighborhood.
Fate twists and wiggles, turns upon us.
What seems good fortune just might con us.
The only thing that really controls us
is how we deal with what life doles us.
When days turn into what you hate,
do not sit and equivocate.
Do not make life one long debate.
Do not turn martyr. Do not hate.
When others bluster and incite,
do not join their fruitless fight.
When misinformation’s at its height,
take a deep breath and choose insight.
It’s true some have more luck than others—
have more beauty, more faithful brothers.
The power you have is how you’re driven
to make use of what you’re given.
Be they tragedies or fortunes,
deal uniquely with what life apportions.
The word for the day way fortune!