Monthly Fragments; May 2012

When one reaches the end of a month and makes an effort to remember all the good moments experienced during that period of time, one might just realize that the real meaning and importance of those moments have passed unnoticed back then. Moments of profound peace and happiness, experienced with the most trivial of things; a walk in nature with family, a good meal in the company of friends, a spontaneous smile from someone you don’t even know or the vision of clouds rolling in the horizon…

One doesn’t need too much to be happy if one understands what is really important. If we can perceive and collect those tiny pearls of happiness that lie on our path, we can, after a while, behold a handful of jewels and call it “life”.

Taking pictures helps me not to forget some of those special moments that can almost be as ephemeral as the release of the camera’s shutter. Trough photography, I can understand much better the deep significance hidden in simple things.

All photographs by António Marques – © António Marques Photoblog

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18 responses

  1. thank you, Antonio…i never tire of looking through your eyes.

    May 30, 2012 at 20:10

    • António Marques

      You’re most welcome. I think the ability to look trough each other’s eyes is just one of the nicest things that photography can accomplish. Thank you.

      June 3, 2012 at 09:39

  2. Gorgeous photos!

    May 30, 2012 at 21:03

    • António Marques

      Thank you, Bernadett.

      June 3, 2012 at 09:31

  3. Simple, precious moments – we all have them, through your post we are all reminded to savor them.

    May 30, 2012 at 21:42

    • António Marques

      Photography extends memory… If we photograph things that are emotional relevant to us, we can re-experience those emotions and feel good about it.

      June 3, 2012 at 09:51

  4. Very intriguing and thought=provoking pictures. Thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!

    May 30, 2012 at 23:32

    • António Marques

      I´m so glad you found those pictures to be thought-provoking! Thank you, Marialla.

      June 3, 2012 at 09:54

  5. Reblogged this on Blessing Cafe and commented:
    Frangments only please:

    May 31, 2012 at 02:11

  6. De Carvalho

    Lindo mesmo… Da-me saudades

    May 31, 2012 at 13:13

  7. I like the journal! And the cat is rather funny 🙂

    June 1, 2012 at 05:24

    • António Marques

      The cat is one of my recurrent “victims”… 🙂

      June 3, 2012 at 14:24

  8. bom dia, I appreciated the photo of your cat,an attractive graphics and strongly original; I shall also have to put myself in the writing, (beautiful calligraphy, in the passage) quite as you suggest it. it tempts me and evokes me, certain things in my spirit but it is the work in more. Your photoblog is for me a beautiful surprise this morning. Thank you.so portuguese e tenho muitas saudades…

    June 3, 2012 at 08:04

    • António Marques

      I will be visiting “L´oeil libre” often enough. Merci et a toute a l´heure!

      June 8, 2012 at 22:52

  9. The cat in the window is my favorite!

    June 7, 2012 at 12:48

    • António Marques

      Of corse it is :-)! Thanks for dropping by, Russel.

      June 7, 2012 at 14:56

  10. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while. As usual, I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as clean as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

    June 24, 2012 at 04:51

    • António Marques

      You´re Always welcome, Russel. Thank you.

      June 25, 2012 at 00:22

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