Granbee: PHOTOS for dialogs

I like to use photos in a metaphorical manner. As starting point for dialogues. Often I enjoy to find feedbacks in the same level, compare the photo examples below – comments always are related to “granbee” (=Rose) – visit her website at

NY, Harlem Fire Hydrant


granbee said on January 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm:
In your H! A-Z archive: The hands, the hippo and the hat are my favorites AFTER the initial Harlem Hydrant photo, just above which you wonder about an “endless stream of thoughts”, you funny, funny man!
Reply by frizztext on January 27, 2012 at 7:07 am:
it’s nice, if we have an “endless stream of thoughts” – enjoying thoughts like a boy sitting by a NYC Harlem Hydrant likes his cool water on a hot summer day. Once the philosopher NIETZSCHE wrote: “You cannot grab a thought. The thought grabs YOU!”



The DIALOG is an important topic of the philosophy of existentialism. MARTIN BUBER (“I and Thou”, 1922) created the term “das ZWISCHEN” (= SPHERE OF BETWEEN), where he tried to describe, how a new identity called “BETWEEN” grows, if to persons meet, having an intensive dialog; that BETWEEN could be described as a sort of CHILD, as a result of a communication; difference: the child is made of bones and blood, – but no one can SEE the “BETWEEN” of a dialog, you must feel it; a new identity, not the same as A or B, birth by empathy and communication; it’s a “C” mood, A+B with a new taste … P.S.: what will happen, when the waves of the two boats (A+B) will cross each other? a new picture, not A not B, a new C-structure will appear…
granbee said on January 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm:
Your choice for “dialogue” is giving me so much inspiration for a future section of my adult fairytale series at Boats passing, sending waves (and waves?) at each other – wonderful. Of course, the masterful capture makes this photo’s message even more powerful!
Reply by frizztext on January 27, 2012 at 7:12 am:
I liked to read the philosophy of Martin Buber about DIALOGUE. P.S.: it was interesting, when the waves of the two boats crossed each other – like words are crossing, if two have a dialog(ue) …

Hundeparkplatz / Dog parking space
title=”Dog parking space”
by onkel_wart, click on the
photo to enter his gallery!


Some could bite but never would, others are ready to bite but not able. That seems to be a reflection about dogs and aggression. But it could also be related to human beings or states. What about Iran? The Hormuz Strait seems to be like one bone for two dogs? The European Union yesterday launched an oil embargo vs. Iran …
granbee said on January 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm:
Frizz, you are most blessed for drawing this analogy between the perched up little dog in the special seat beside the muzzled stronger dog below and the EU and U.S. relationship to the whole Iran-Hormuz strait thing! The so-called developed world is to mid-East oil as these dogs are to Bacon Strip treats!
Reply by frizztext on January 27, 2012 at 7:03 am:
“The so-called developed world is to mid-East oil as these dogs are to Bacon-Strip treats!” 🙂

The Letter Writer
title=”the writer …”
by Rita Banerji, click on the
photo to enter his gallery!


comment by granbee: Rita Banerji is performing a truly vital task in our world of today where the truth about females in so much of Asia, South America, and Africa desperately needs to be publicized if any meaningful amelioration is to occur. I am so grateful to you, Frizz, for posting this today. I am re-blogging on my own blog, My daughter and son-in-law lived and worked in Bangalore for almost three years and worked with and trained many with these life stories. Now my daughter teaches many in New York City with family stories only too similar to the ones Rita photographs and writes about.

title=”protect yourself …”
by Enrico Colussi, click on the
photo to enter his gallery!


comment by granbee: Extremely important post here, Frizz! Bless you from the bottom of my heart as the mother of an engineering son who completed his work-study program at Georgia Institute of Technology (in Atlanta, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics, where he was senior/supervising lifeguard for all nighttime pool events/finals!!) with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency! Yes, I think I am seeing from some Japanese blogging friends that the people there are realizing they have been too subordinate to the “group”. Bless that little girl’s aspirations for finding a more effective treatment for radiation poisoning!

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23 responses to “Granbee: PHOTOS for dialogs

  1. very rich to share the dialogue between you and granbee!


  2. Thank you for sharing dialogue. Like granbee said, dialogue shares more light on the subject of your photos. I have to start paying more attention Frizz, your pictures have a lot to say and they are teaching me a lot. I too am inspired!


  3. music!


    • I like Bela Fleck on Banjo – he even plays J. S. BACH!
      Bobby McFerrin is very famous in Germany for his “a capella” art!
      the AIR BWV 1068 with Bobby McFerrin
      the title was played also when I married my wife Barbara 45 years ago…


  4. TBM

    What would the world be like if more people concentrated on dialogue instead of reaction?


    • reaction = maybe one flat reply;
      dialogue: like a ball in a tennis match:
      coming back very often, ten times possible:
      wordpress comment software allows this depth!


      • TBM

        Love the tennis match comparison.


        • other metaphorical photos:

          C = Cat (on the road again)
          P.S.: this cat-photo was shot by my daughter in Munich
          granbee replied on January 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm:
          Yes, let us follow that all-knowing cat and join hands to explore the unknown in peace in 2012!
          ceceliafutch said on January 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm:
          Love the photo and the sentiment that goes with it. We are framed by so many things (family, location, etc.) but as you imply, even with our normal expectations, we are really walking into the unknown. Have a wonderful New Year, and may your “unknowns” bring delight and joy.
          Inside the Mind of Isadora said on January 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm:
          Beautiful shot of the cat on the snow. How boring life would
          be if we knew everything and there was no unknown? I think
          it makes for a fascinating life to have new discoveries.


  5. I love Granbee’s effusiveness… it’s a good thing. Enjoy the exchange Frizztext!


  6. I will revisit your post later in the day. I love it! You got such a great idea with the topic archives and it creates a an avenue for thoughts sharing. Thaks Frizztext!


  7. Nice post for granbee!


  8. I’m fascinated by the Sphere of Between, the child of between as you write about it. I find myself thinking on the quantum level, that ‘child’ between born of the mixing together of two individual’s energies and how we can feel that ‘child’, shape it, and when we leave the table we’re changed by it. . . I also like metaphor and you help me see this is photographs.
    I haven’t read Buber; it probably show 🙂

    love your posts!


  9. I am beyond honored, Frizz. I do work very hard to learn from, and provide encouragement back to, my blogging friends. To think you featured in tribute to me, three of my comments here! I am tearfully grateful!


    • I have to thank YOU, dear byrdcrose47 / penguin at granbee, for evidently supporting my believe, that many of us can understand that I like to search especially for those photos, which could inspire us to grab a metaphor. The German philosopher NIETZSCHE said: to find a metaphor is like to find a new thought!


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