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Invisible Fence

I saw this while waiting for my daughter to get out of school.  I thought, “How sad.  To be able to see the world but not get to it.”  But we do this to ourselves all the time.  Who’s worse off, the dog with the invisible fence, or the human unwilling to find out where the boundaries are?

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 100; 1/3200 sec.

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7 responses

  1. …or the guy who thinks this stuff up???

    April 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm

  2. the dog with the invisible fence 😦

    April 8, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    • That’s exactly what I was thinking. Although, for the record, the dog in question was lazily sunning himself in the yard without any thought of making a break for it. Maybe he’s that inured, or maybe he just doesn’t care. It made me think, though.

      April 9, 2010 at 6:28 am

  3. nothing much

    intriguing dilemma– made me think. at first i thought it was the person who stands, staring at their shoelaces, instead of daring gravity to try and hold them back. but there is something tragic about knowing your limitations and finding them permanent.

    April 10, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    • I feel sorry for people who are unwilling to test limits. I don’t know if I can do something until I try. Human limits are just that – limits placed on humans by humans. What if we’re meant for something bigger, greater, more daring?

      April 10, 2010 at 8:35 pm

      • nothing much

        too many people die without living. taking in oxygen does not substitute for receiving breaths and the sky is nothing compared to the walls we surround ourselves with. whether we are meant for more or less, does it really matter? i’m not sure- the quality of whatever it is that is stored between eyelids and genes seems to shine brighter than our capabilities.

        April 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm