A wonderful fact to reflect upon…

Victoria Falls, Africa

Victoria Falls, Africa

…that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.


~~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859)


Photo credit:  Athena Alexander

Victoria Falls, Africa

Victoria Falls, Africa

40 thoughts on “A wonderful fact to reflect upon…

  1. I haven’t read “A Tale of Two Cities” – shame on me, and a London boy too. Maybe one day; Dickens is always a fine read. A lovely quote to go with the delightful photographs. Thanks, Jet, I hope you are having a pleasant MLK day, and you have a wonderful weekend!

    • Hi Adam, I am currently reading “A Tale…” for the second time, just finished it and then started over. It’s poignant and brilliant, but one of his darker books. My favorite Dickens is “David Copperfield” (and I have many other favorites of his), so if you’re looking to read a great Dickens, maybe try “David C” if you haven’t already read it. Thanks so much for your comment and visit today, I always enjoy our exchanges. You, too, have a wonderful weekend.

    • People are complicated and complex, but nature is often pure and easy. Thanks so much for stopping by, Val — I hope you have a wonderful and uplifting weekend. 🙂

    • I visited twice, but in the same season, which was when the water was lower. It was still magnificent, but I’ve seen photos when the falls were at the fullest (season, non-drought, etc.) and wow, what power! I’m so glad you’ve had the joy of being there five times, Tiny. Fantastic!

      • One time when I was not there, the “guys”, my hubby and his friends, walked over the falls during “dry” season. Very foolish and dangerous. I learned about it only years later.

  2. Marvelous all the places you have been! Love the Dickens quote. I just finished rereading “Tale of Two Cities” and liked it a whole lot better than when forced to read it in high school! 😀

  3. Strong the message conveyed through the timeless and realistic quote,dear Jet!Just a few words that have as much power as the forcefully running water of the beautiful Victoria Falls in Africa.We have to start with our own self first,then try to really know the ones who are dear and near to us,and then we might be able to get to know all those communities of strangers around us.Such a humanistic post,Jet my dear friend.You are a considerate person who empathetically lives near nature and all the living beings 🙂 Enjoy every moment of the new day!Sending you plenty of sunshine ☀ ღ `*o*` ღ ☀

    • Your very kind words are much appreciated, dearest Doda. We all have so much to learn from one another, loved ones and strangers too. So much I have learned from you, and continue to, and am grateful. Also appreciated all the Greek sunshine you sent, for today it is raining and foggy, and your sunshine, and warm words, brightened my morning. @(♥o♥)@ 😀

      • A foggy and rainy day?Here,it’s almost spring at the moment.All the flowers and birds are a bit confused … Well,for your praiseful words and for appreciating the Greek sunshine,I’m sending you more to warm your day and your heart 🙂 ♥ ☀ ☀ ☀ ♥

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