Friday, July 13, 2012

the band played,

people danced all around him,
and yet he sat, in his own world,
oblivious, drawing, drawing, drawing.
do you have a passion that absorbs you so completely?

15 comments:

Lowell said...

Even if I were deeply involved in something I love to do, it is unlikely that I'd remain undisturbed by people dancing and music playing around me. That kind of disentanglement is a gift given to the young, I think.

Intriguing photo, though!

Sylvia K said...

I do have to agree with Lowell! A gift given to the young indeed! Such a terrific capture for the day! Have a lovely weekend!

Melissa said...

These are the best moments, to be so engaged. I imagine this boy rarely says "I'm bored!"

Malyss said...

If I really want it, I can easily forget the world around me. But usually, I want to take part of what is happening, especially when it's dance and music!

Birdman said...

Listening to fine music is my choice.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Great shot of that young man, future Picasso, so engrossed in his drawing. He reminds me of my son. When he was younger and building some contraption with his Legos, he would be totally oblivious to the world around him. Sadly, I have a harder time isolating myself from sounds around me -and I love watching people whenever I can- so I would have likely stopped drawing and looked at the musicians... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Library Jewel said...

Very rarely can I do something and avoid distraction! An excellent, engrossing book would be the closest I could get to this young man's concentration.

Sharon Creech said...

Writing writing writing . . .
Love that pic, brattcat!

cieldequimper said...

I wish...

Jack said...

Nice image. brattcat. At his age, I would probably also have been absorbed in drawing.

Bob Crowe said...

You bet. That's why I have a photography blog. I'm an addict. Back to the Maine Media Workshops in two weeks!

JM said...

Both this and the previous b&w portraits are wonderful!

Doug Hickok said...

I can relate to this young man. I get deeply involved and kinda oblivious while reading, or photographing, or sleeping.

Kate said...

An artist without temperament but concentration and attention to detail...when did we lose all that? He is to be emulated!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Not usually Brattcat, if I'm truly into a book, maybe..but I'm just so nosy!!