Nature's Place

The Banquet

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Mouldy rotten fruit is heaven to some. Like these long legged Weevils. It’s a tiny creature, to about 5/6mm long, and plentiful when there is some old fruit to feed on. They just show up and congregate, on the wing – FIFO.

Periodically I leave something out for those that enjoy it. A pear on the balcony railing – more suited to the ants and flies, or an orange spiked on a post in the garden and left to age in the elements. Way to bait some nature, bring it out from its dark corners.

That’s the way of old emotion sometimes, needing to be baited by circumstance in order for it to be exposed to be resolved – gotta know what to do with it too, if anything.

If, as with the Weevil, you take a high resolution picture of it, without allowing distraction by any other process of mind – blur – emotion will either tell you what to do about it, or fade away.

Seeing it, properly – by focussed attention, it’s not me … You can eat it once and for all.

© Mark Berkery ……. Click those pictures for a closer look

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  1. sweffling said, on 10/03/2016 at 7:16 am

    I found your conversation with Kathy very helpful and will begin to try this. As always, superb photos:)

    • Mark said, on 10/03/2016 at 1:38 pm

      Thanks S … Of course, some emotion requires action to resolve it.

  2. Cate said, on 05/03/2016 at 8:14 am

    Love the analogy to old emotions arising, Mark! And the images are beautiful, as always. Even the surface of that moldy fruit looks artfully other-worldly.

    • Mark said, on 05/03/2016 at 10:42 am

      Thanks Cate. It is another world, isn’t it, weird and wonderful.

  3. Karen Douglass said, on 04/03/2016 at 10:50 pm

    Thank you for this post. I’ve shared it on FB and would like permission to read it at our next open mic.

  4. Victor Rakmil said, on 04/03/2016 at 9:24 pm

    Great images, great post.

  5. Chronicles of a Blogaholic said, on 04/03/2016 at 5:31 pm

    Amazing images.

  6. photoleaper said, on 04/03/2016 at 5:24 pm

    Magnificent photos! I’ll ponder your thoughts on focus/old feelings – sure enjoy where your posts take me!

    • Mark said, on 04/03/2016 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Kathy. You will find if you have a negative emotion and resist the thinking that arises from it, just hold the feeling as it is, it will diminish and eventually vanish. If you think about it, the emotion, it just gets bigger.

      • photoleaper said, on 04/03/2016 at 5:46 pm

        Thanks Mark – yes, I certainly find that to be the case! I’ll try the exercise.

        • Mark said, on 04/03/2016 at 6:41 pm

          It would be easier to do if you already practised meditation, on the simple sensation – which some do instinctively but can always be improved by doing consciously. Preps the will by focussing in the good times, makes it easier to focus attention when the not so good comes around.

  7. David said, on 04/03/2016 at 1:37 pm

    Great photos for such small creatures. I enjoy examining the surface they are on almost as much as them.

    • Mark said, on 04/03/2016 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks David. Yes, it’s an interesting landscape.

  8. These are great!! Is that one laying eggs? I love you wove emotions ready to be healed and let go. great post, Mark. Thanks.

    • Mark said, on 04/03/2016 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks Mary. One may be, it’s too small to tell, but nature takes every opportunity regardless.

      Everything has its time, doesn’t it. Emotion gathered a layer at a time and is dissolved in similar fashion, in time.

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