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Compensation of life, helping another, dove, feathers, famous quote, quotation, Ralph Waldo Emerson, affirmation, photographbird

Compensation of life, helping another, dove, feathers, famous quote, quotation, Ralph Waldo Emerson, affirmation, photographbird

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11x17" close-up photo of dove with quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself". I found the quote in 1,001 Meditations by Mike George. The beauty of the feathers and the slight irridescence in color of this dove, still warm, but not living caused me to pause a moment to reflect. Doves mate for life and the mate was above in a dogwood tree. I couldn't bury it yet, not being certain if it had just hit a window and was stunned or actually dead.

Ralph Waldo Emerson is an author I like to quote as there is much to be inspired in his words. I can affirm that much is gained for the person that helps others. And I guess in the back of my mind, there are many people both in work and families that help a person to pass this life, save a life, or make a person in pain more comfortable. This print is my way of attempting to show appreciation for all those people. Thanks for visiting the shop. I mail out the prints rolled in a cardboard tube and the prints fit in off-the-shelf frames.


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