Pictorial Gratification

   Posted by: Chen   in Journey of life


One doesn’t really need to look for inspirations. Inspiration is everywhere, from a causal conversation, a sightseeing, a gathering, and, yes, splendid pictures. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

The key is being grateful, being wanted to be inspired. Gratification allows one to abandon the arrogance that blocks seeing things that are inspiring, things that are heartwarming, things that make life meaningful, colorful, and fulfilling.

I have been fascinated daily by the creative arts shared on Facebook by friends, whether it’s a beautiful photograph capturing the elegance of nature, or a stunning painting revealing an enlivening message. Looking at them defines a still moment of joy, rejuvenates the otherwise fading sense of humanity.

I thought the least I can do is treasure it for more people to enjoy.


The Global We: a Facebook initiative of Gordon J Millar. Gordon sets the mission statement for the group as:

The Global We ~ You, Me, Us… ALL of us are changing the world!
compassion for each other, conservation of our world
LOVE in action for people and planet
(( (WE are ONE) ))

Images source: The Global We on Facebook


Rucar: through the Wheelchairs For Iraqi Kids Project by Brad Blauser, I met two friends, Lili Avram and Cornelia Davis. They both share the passion to make their hometown a better place for the people there: better development, better education. I admit that I did not know much about Rucar before. Seeing the breathtaking pictures they and their friends posted, I just know I want to visit that gorgeous place soon, meet the friendly people and enjoy the local cuisine.

Images source: The Rucar on Facebook


Autumn: Rachy is a “musician and artist at heart”. But she’s definitely a photographer. Her album Fall 2009 captures some of the most stunning colors nature offers. This collection was taken around Boston. It reminds me a famous poem by the celebrated writer Du Mu of the Tang Dynasty: The frost-covered leaves are redder than the spring flowers.

Images source: Rachy Burckardt’s Photos on Facebook

So, there you have it. Enjoy!

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7 comments so far



Thank you for sharing these. Wow, amazing. I am awestruck by nature, and moments that we can glimpse that literally take our breath away.
Quite often I get that at sunset or sunrise. Just basking in the glow of colors. So fascinating and enriching.

Thanks for the post!

February 9th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Hi Angelia, I feel like I almost need an entire website for the amazing pictures people share, like the ones you had shared yesterday. Then I also see many photos of people helping each other. The Haiti relief groups have many many hearty, memorable moments captured in photos.

I share with you the kind sensation we get from sighting these wonderful visual charms.

February 9th, 2010 at 9:00 pm
Lindsey Petersen

Absolutely amazing photos. Appreciation for the beauty of nature and people should lead to a joyful life. How can anyone be negative when inspired?

February 10th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

You know you're right! A landscape, a look or even a story is a lot happier! Are very beautiful landscapes! Congratulations and greetings with respect! Forgive spelling mistakes transducer for using Google!

February 10th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Thank you, Lindsey!

February 10th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Appreciate you taking the time to comment!

February 10th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

All photos are very beautiful but for me picture of the landscape with a heart in the center is the most beautiful! Greetings with respect to all and may you find an interesting topic on my blog …. maybe you and me on my blogroll you!

February 13th, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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