Depth of Soul.
Depth of Soul.

One cannot look deeply into the eyes of an animal and not see the same depth, complexity and feeling we humans lay exclusive claim to – Nan Sea Love.

We were wandering around a temple in Chiang Mai this time last year, somewhat separated from ourΒ group, when we came across a little collection of ornaments (see below). We were snapping away, giggling at these little guys, when I spotted these brown eyes staring back at me. It gave me a bit of a surprise, but he just blinked slowly and didn’t otherwise acknowledge being spotted. I’m not sure if this dog was well-looked after, he has such a melancholy look about him. I suspect he wanted somewhere to hide from the crowds of people.

Those eyes really resonate with me, they have within them a depth and complexity and feeling as the quote above says. Poor little fella, I hope he is ok.

This is my submission for the Photo101 Rehab Clinic. If you want to join (it’s great therapy), please head over to my dear Lucile’s blog for all the details. Each of these photos was taken with my Olympus OMD EM5 with my 60mm lens wide open at f/2.8.

For the Weekly Photo Challenge – Depth.

x desleyjane

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Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

33 replies on “Depth of Soul

  1. Super post Desley πŸ™‚
    I often find dogs look this way more so than other animals, well except cows…see my almond milk post for that one! I feel animals carry “the weight of the world” on their shoulders more than most humans. Many eyes scream out at what humans are doing to the planet. This guy probably feels a call to freedom.

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    1. Thanks Lucy. Yes I think you’re right. Although my own god, Gidget, U.S. A bit of a drama queen who THINKS the weight of the world is on her and then sulks when I won’t let her out to chase the neighbourhood cats!!

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                  1. I’m so sorry. I’m not a fan of physiotherapy, as I had more bad experiences there than I had ever imagined. I found a good one only years later. It’s like looking for a needle in a haystack.
                    I would not go to one anymore before the edema and pain is over, which I treat with acupuncture. Manipulation works only after the inflammation is gone.
                    Take care, hun.
                    Xxx

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  2. Amazing photos! He does look sad, but catching one moment in time….maybe it was just a fleeting look. Some dogs just have that mournful look about them. He is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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