Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Image, One Story

“For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn.” – a six-word story attributed to Ernest Hemingway.

Actually, the shoes in the photo above were worn, by my son. Then for years and years they hung from the rear-view mirror of my late husband’s car, until they became quite faded and dry. Now they reside in the Welsh dresser left to me by my grandmother.

“Josh lassos the sun for Daena.” – ala Jimmy Stewart in Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life.

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” – Hans Christian Andersen

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” – Native American Proverb

How marvelous to embrace the photographer’s role as storyteller with this week’s Lens-Artists challenge! I’m grateful to Ann-Christine for suggesting it and posting marvelous examples on her site. Click HERE to visit and learn how to participate.

“Careful the tale you tell, that is the spell. Children will listen…” – Stephen Sondheim (died November 26, 2021, aged 91)

22 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Image, One Story

  1. Some great stories here, Priscilla! And quotes. I had never heard the Hemingway on baby shoes. It hurts. But yours were worn by your son, and still in your room. Wonderful. The native American proverb and the image to go with it must be my favourites! But HC Anderson was right, of course. Life is the greatest story. Thank you for joining in!

  2. Such unique photos for this week, Priscilla. I think you should put your sons shoes on your Christmas tree as an ornament. It will generate more stories for years to come.

    Great capture of the expressions at the Anderson statue.

    And my favorite quote this week was the Native American Proverb. I believe exactly that. Donna

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