Thursday’s Special: The Spirit of Wisdom

In the language of alchemists, calcination is the destruction of ego and our attachments to material possessions. It is usually a natural humbling process as we are gradually assaulted and overcome by the trials and tribulations of life, though it can be a deliberate surrender of our inherent hubris gained through a variety of spiritual disciplines that ignite the fire of introspection and self-evaluation.



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NOTE: As you can see I am burned out and in need of a holiday. See you again on the 3rd of August with a new Black & White Sunday.


This Thursday is really special. I am happy to see inspiring entries by my blogger friends: Don’t miss them:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Selfie

This is the only self-portrait I have and it is five years old.




For more self-portraits click here.

P.S. I was very surprised to find myself on the list of Best Photo Blogs poll.  

Though I know I don’t deserve to be among the best, I am sincerely thankful to everybody who cast a vote for me.

Weekly Photo Challenge: REFLECTIONS

I guess I should tell you how this picture happened. Well, I’ll only say that it was taken on a lake and that the person in picture wasn’t aware he was being photographed, nor was I that I was taking my self-portrait 😀  I dedicate the attached music to myself. Please listen to Lady of the Lake 😉