Awareness of the outside world. “Samaritans and Jews despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured man.” Wiki: Parable of the Good Samaritan. The message here is not simply to help people. The message is to help the people that you would not cross the street to spit on if they were on fire. Yeah, those people. Listeners back in the day would have gotten the point immediately.
A selection from recent arrivals.
Annunciation Cathedral, Kazan
Shot in a wad to reduce the amount of cropping & smudging required to obliterate personal messages.
Process note. Who doesn’t love diving down a research rabbit hole? Sadly, while the number of possible rabbit holes on the Internet outnumber the grains of sand on the beaches of the world, time and energy do not. Comprehensively documenting each postcard & stamp had rendered my Postcrossing posts burdensome. Once again, I let my enthusiasm blow a project out of proportion. Echos of the bike photo deliberation. Do I want to pursue the obsessively detailed research? Yes. Is it a good use of time? No. Perfect is the enemy of good. [Life Lesson]
New theory. Here! Look! Pretty pictures! Interesting stamps! Onwards!
A rabbit hole for your amusement, here.
Stay safe. Stay sane.