Transient: Weekly Photo Challenge

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In the departure hall thousands of transient people pass each day

A selfie and the moment will be remembered

Should we never pass this way again.

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Movement of people by air

starts on the ground

and for some, a cherry picker will get them in the air

before the plane lifts off.

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Or staying on the ground nomads can travel

with few possessions

astride a bike

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or by rail

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with luggage labelled

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or like a snail

with home attached

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whether for one night or many years

all the creature comforts can be had

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unlike those who have to camp

ground hard beneath their back.

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or docking at foreign ports

knowing that a soft bed awaits back on board the boat

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yet not such a comfortable passage for transients with car

for sitting is their only option

whilst crossing the strait.

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Sometimes there are reminders though

that whether we are nomadic or not

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When the light at the end of the tunnel is reached

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we know our transient time on earth is done.

 

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Laguna Bay Noosa: Silent Sunday

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Skywatch Friday: June 23rd 2017 Noosaville 5.28 pm

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for skies from around the world visit Skywatch Friday

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Vision: Thursday’s Special

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Before being made  temporarily blind I believed I would prefer blindness to deafness. After all I knew what things looked like but you become so socially isolated when you can’t hear. Now give me deafness any day. I want my vision.

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It should be protected

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and helped by spectacles when it becomes less clear. Unfortunately my puppy enjoyed eating spectacles and our vision again was temporarily damaged, blurred as reading now became impossible.

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Some have night vision

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And others limited or no vision. The white balled cane an indicator of the severely vision impaired.

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New kinds of vision of mind boggling proportions now exist. 3D and virtual reality allows the wearer to interact in a way that is powerful and would enhance learning as you could manipulate, become immersed in and try concepts that are purely in your imagination. Here they can become real.

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I put on the goggles and whilst stationary I walked around the outside of a building. wherever I looked I walked. It was terrifying as I had to stop myself from falling off a cliff. I certainly became quite disoriented as I tried to save myself from various scenarios.

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Some vision comes from within. Creative vision turned into creative reality. Celebrating our completed works.

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Some vision though is greater than the self. My nephew presents the Director General of the United Nations with his vision for the future on behalf of Children.

 

For Paula’s Thursday Special prompt.

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Majestic: Wordless Wednesday

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Orange Oddballs: Cee’s Odd ball Challenge

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In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

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Beyond the Doors? : Silent Sunday

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