Monday, July 03, 2006

What Lies Within

Jonas as a Robot
Originally uploaded by katzeye.
What is your interpretation of this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote? I mean, yes, it's pretty simple, in many ways, but what is your personal take, and what kind of person meaning do you attach to it? And/or, what do you think he meant by it? Feel free to wax philosophic!

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us."


Anonymous said...

Nice photo. I think you have a typo in your post, tho.

Melvin M. of H.B.

PDT said...

Yeah, you write "person meaning."

Alyssa said...

This is one amazing photo! Congrats! To me, it means that we can't do anything about the past and we can't live in the future, so all we have really is the present! What do you say?

Anonymous said...

I think it has to so with how we are not who we were, when people judge us for what we were in the past. Likewise, we are not what people expect us to be in the future. We are just who we are.


Anonymous said...

Cindy brings up a good point. I hate it when people judge me. I just want to have people accept me in the here and now, for who I am.

Not Popeye

Anonymous said...

Very good photo. I checked out your work on Flickr. Great technique and innovative mind!

Gordner P.

kat said...

MM and pdt,

I was going to fix the typo, but been really busy lately.

kat said...



and I think you're right about that!

kat said...


You seem to be onto something too, and there is a kind of Zen-like quality to your last sentence.

kat said...

Not Popeye (whatever that means),

Okay, I accept you for who you are in the here and now!

kat said...


Thank you for your kind compliments!

Anonymous said...

I get it! Not Popeye is saying that he is not a guy who says "I yam what I yam cause I yam what I yam!

kat said...