Pomegranate # 7 Chained to the Lamp Post

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EVA_L on April 10, 2009

Oh, my dear friend, what a wonderful surprise!!! Do you know what could it mean, Yan?

Happy Easter!


Olga I. Yakovenko on April 10, 2009

Wonderful idea, Ian, that you have had of continuing our "Lock" series! Thank you for all your addresses. Look also the photos by Lesna_T - this one and the adjacent, showing the bridge as a whole. Olga

Ian Stehbens on April 11, 2009

Easter Greetings, dear Eva! I think we both know what it might mean: I think it indicates a promise to one day meet, in person!

I thought that I was photographing One Day in the life of a blessed Pomegranate.

I was thoroughly enjoying myself, just watching it. It began as a blessed fruit, but not content it had aspirations to be someone else. And so it aspired to hang from the grape vine as a "blessed fruit of Israel", but instead it became a 'grapefruit'.

So it wanted to climb even higher into the red flowering eucalypt where it did pass itself off as a capsule and even camouflaged as a cluster of red blossom. When it came down, it landed on the wet ground so had to be hung out to dry. Then for a while it rested in a log cabin, to recover and rethink its purpose and goals.

Deciding there was a bigger world beyond the gate, I had to follow it out into the street where it had some awkward moments, rolling down the roadway, ending up in the gutter. When I found it, it just wanted to be found! It was OK, in the end, but it so appreciated being found so much that it wanted to make a binding promise never to be separated from me again. Hence it put a locked chain around the lamppost!

Then when it came home again, it was so charming that it just wanted to pose for the camera, especially in a glamorous cloak of bubble wrap, for it was carrying a few bruises from its ascents and drops, rolls and bounces.

And by the end of the day, it was ready to rest and much wiser now, ready to spawn many more tiny pomegranates that they may grow up wiser for the experience of their parent, who found fulfilment in being a pomegranate: a blessed fruit in its own right.

It is now a wiser pomegranate, and a contented one too, preferring to ripen gracefully.

It is not only fairies that tell tales.


gezginruh on April 11, 2009

Dear my friend, i'm very happy that the wiser pomegranate is out of the chains. Happy Easter. FüsunK.

Ian Stehbens on April 12, 2009

Thankyou for Easter Greetings, FüsunK. It has been a special day for me. And like the pomegranate, now that I have completed my ministry, I have a new freedom which I will enjoy. And being a "wiser pomegranate", I am sure I will grow old gracefully.

Tomorrow my long, long holidays start!

Peace be with you,


EVA_L on April 13, 2009

For me this little red Pomegranate is a funny and curious little friend, which traveled this wonderful day with you, dear Yan. But because it is difficult for him to keep the camera, you have helped him make some memorable photos of the day filled with adventure and new experiences!This story, Yan, will be my favourite!

Warmest regards, Eva

Ian Stehbens on May 3, 2009

Dear Eva,

How I look forward to the day when one of my real friends can take the place of the imaginary friend. Life shared with a friend, even just for a day at a time is such a blessing. Please, keep this image and story in your favourites somewhere, dear Eva.

Your friend, Yan

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