Thursday, August 25, 2011

DePaul Shelter Philadelphia, PA






"I walked a mile with Pleasure; 
She chatted all the way; 
But left me none the wiser 
For all she had to say. 

I walked a mile with Sorrow; 
And ne’er a word said she; 
But, oh! The things I learned from her, 
When Sorrow walked with me." 





 Robert Browning 
More pictures to come soon.

29 comments:

Sue said...

So true, isn't it?

=)

Cecily R said...

I love love love the shot. Amazing composition and light. So cool.

I love Browning.

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

That is so true! We learn a lot when things aren't going "our way" don't we?

asoulsoiree said...

Amazing how feeling deep sorrow changes us forever. We are left imprinted in ways never before imagined. Thanks for stopping by :)

Gigi said...

Love that poem; it's so true.

Amy Cappelli said...

I just discovered this poem on another blog yesterday and was so moved by it. Beautiful, moving image.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Becky I hope Irene says away from your hometown and all the people you help in Philly. I worry about those people in the city without the shelters pray Irene stays out to sea. Have a wonderful weekend....can't wait to see some Shoshi smiles!

Maddy said...

I can't wait to read more about it. Telling by this picture, I'm sure it will be wonderfully telling by this gorgeous shot!

He & Me + 3 said...

This is a beautiful shot and the poem is too.

Bren said...

What a shot, it really captures the essence of the poem you shared. Wonderful.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is a beautifully captured photo Becky.
The thought of a shelter give me both the feeling of sadness and of 'rescue'...if you know what I mean.

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

AWESOME pic!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Really love this shot - so much emotion behind it.

TechnoBabe said...

The building inside looks really nice, I look forward to seeing more.

freckles & dimples said...

you left me wanting to see more pictures...wonderful teaser, my friend!

She Writes said...

How true this often is!!

Mighty M said...

What a great poem! Wonderful picture - the lighting is fantastic!

lifebythecreek said...

Loved it when I saw it on your FB wall.. love it even more here where I can see "the big picture". And I still say... if you haven't read Hinds Feet on High Places... make time to do so, post haste. :) Thanks again a million times over for sharing my page info ... what a blessing you are!

Reba said...

thank you for coming by my place :)
your photos are so beautiful and thought-provoking and full of life.
love this poem, too.

Sarah said...

I love your blog! I have been reading it for a while and just wanted to let you know that I always leave feeling better than when I came. You have such wise words and your photos are beautiful:) Thank you for sharing.

Anita said...

I don't know that I've ever seen that before...but it's absolutely profound. Thank you for the beauty of the thought today.

Thanks for sharing at Studio JRU today!

Anita
AMKreations.blogspot.com

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow that is a great poem. Really makes you think. I love this photo to go along with it. There is a story in this photo... I can see it. Beautiful work Becky!

Jenny said...

So true and I love the photograph.

Jason, as himself said...

This must be quite a place. Oh the stories this hallway could tell.

Cindy said...

I believe that was written by Barry Mann and Barry McQuire sang it in a song. I love that song. I wrote out the words to share with the parents of our Special Connections class. (Our Sunday school class for children and young adults with special needs.)

How are you doing with the hurricane? Praying for you here in Seattle.

Jen said...

I've never heard this poem but wow! There's such depth to ponder in it.

Robin Norgren said...

for sure. every time.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Such beautiful words and photo!

Casey Freeland said...

This is a great piece and photo too. But, truth is, sometimes you don't want to learn anything.

:)

Cheers,

Casey