File 181 – A New Perspective Of Freedom
In the area where I live, there is an expression which says that “in every evil there are less well and conversely”. Is an Romanian adaptation for the principle of Chinese philosophy, “Yin And Yang”. This principle appears to be generally valid. It can be applied to the spiritual environment but also to the physical environment. Recently I had the opportunity to see the validity of this principle. In my geographic area is a heavy winter, with lot of snow and temperatures of -22 degrees Celsius. It is easy to imagine, that this creates many problems for everyday life. The positive side is that these extreme climate conditions, change radically the appearance of the environment, making possible the occurrence of enchanting winter landscapes. But for me, the most enjoyable thing in this cold period, is that Lake Snagov (near where I live), is frozen. The lake was transformed into a giant ice rink, which offers dozens of miles of ice, perfectly for skating. I got the chance to make long trips with skates and to explore nature (and make photos) from a perspective that otherwise is impossible. The photos from this post are not very spectacular and I hesitated to present. However I decided to present them, with the hope, that they will manage to transmit the feeling of speed, of floating, of harmony with nature in unusual conditions. This solitary floating over the immense area of ice, has offered me a new perspective of freedom, that I would like to share with you!