Photo Reflection of the Day #182: Killing Time

Killing Time - 20150913_142420

What Is It

A rock near Henry David Thoreau's cabin with a message written on it: "As if you could kill time without injuring eternity."

Why It's today's Pick

There were an abundance of rocks with various quotes upon them near Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond.  But I really liked this quote  in part for it's content, but in part because of how the content contrasted with both the tool that it was written with and the object it was written on.  It was written with permanent marker, something that suggests eternity but isn't and written on a rock, something that can seem eternal to humans but is not.  Both the rock and the message on the rock appear to be just "killing time" waiting for people to come and engage with them and therefore are potentially injuring eternity (their own eternity?) by doing so.

This submission is part of the 365 Challenge.  For 2015's submissions, check out this link to all the posts.  For access to all photos, which open for reuse under a Creative Commons License, check out the full album on Flickr.

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