I See Diamonds Everywhere

Canada
April 19, 2016 7:42am CST
The photo above was taken by me while in Florida years ago. I have always loved the diamonds that show up on the ocean or a lake or a river in the sunshine. There is beauty in those diamonds. I also like the ones we wear on our bodies... It reminded me of Paul Simon's song "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes" It was 1986. I loved the song, as my kids would say it has a catchy beat.. I never did figure out why they had diamonds on the bottom of their feet. According to Paul there was no message in the song but the background was taped in South Africa and he used many Natives to sing and chant with him. He also brought them to New York with him and they were on Saturday Night Live. 1986 was an important year in my life. We had recently moved to Canada and I was loving living there. My children were loving it too. We were one big happy family. We adopted our third child when there was a death in the family. It was the first year my sister and I took our kids camping My mother and Dad had come from New York by train to see us and our beautiful home on the shore of Lake Ontario. There were diamonds on Lake Ontario too. My mother died that winter. It broke my heart. Sometimes you have no control over what one photo can say to you......... But it's good to listen when they do talk.
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
19 Apr 16
Yes, it's wonderful what a photo can evoke. I love this one.
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• Canada
21 Apr 16
When ever I have no real thought of a subject, I just look at my photos...
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@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
21 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate That's a good idea.
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@JudyEv (121372)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Apr 16
I hadn't thought about diamonds on the water before but I will from now on so thank you for pointing that out for me.
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• Canada
21 Apr 16
You are very welcome. I like sparkely things...
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@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
19 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate , breathtaking, is what I call that photo! Photos can talk, revive memories. I love that song by Paul Simon too. Sorry about your Moms passing that year and for past sorrows. I love the sun on water. :)
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• Canada
20 Apr 16
Me too. Glitter always makes me happy...
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19 Apr 16
Elixir to my eyes, that photograph.. I do love the intensity of emotions a picture incites.
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• Canada
21 Apr 16
I love photography and I agree with you, it touches your heart and your mind.
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21 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate A very brilliant photograph, indeed.
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@scheng1 (24806)
• Singapore
19 Apr 16
Yes, I love these moments too. That is one reason to go cruising, because you get to see the wonders of the sea in different ways.
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• Canada
21 Apr 16
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do....
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@Juliaacv (29636)
• Canada
19 Apr 16
I agree with you that there's always a flood of memories that can fill a mind when we gaze into a picture, especially one like that that we can all relate to. I felt my heart broke when I lost my Dad, and its a coincidence that you've brought up this discussion today because I thought of him and my mother a lot last night. By the way, 1986 was a special year for me too, that was the year that I became engaged.
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• Canada
21 Apr 16
1986 was an interesting year. it was painful with two deaths in my family but I grew up a lot that year at the age of 31.
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• United States
19 Apr 16
oh my, so much beautiful events entwined with tragedies ~ my condolences, e'en though the loss was many years 'go. that photo's jest beautiful 'n i confess to've ne'er hearin' that song 'fore? i'm not fond'f diamonds ('r jewelry fer that matter) myself, but sure do love seein' 'em dance 'cross the waters. most mesmerizin'.
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• Canada
21 Apr 16
You might want to look it up on you tube, the African beat and sounds is wonderful. I don't wear diamonds either, I prefer sapphires but I do love sparkly,....
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• United States
23 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate only thingy i want sparkly's my truck ~ rofl!
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
19 Apr 16
That is a lovely photo, loaded with memories. I took a photo of the diamonds on the Intercostal before we left Florida for home, as a reminder of how lucky we are.
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• Canada
21 Apr 16
I love the glitter of the sun, so precious...
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
24 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate I love the glitter of a huge diamond! Lol!
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@Corbin5 (103210)
• United States
19 Apr 16
Such a gorgeous photo you have shared with us along with precious memories too.
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• Canada
19 Apr 16
I'm glad you liked the photo, i love sparkles where ever I see them...
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@Corbin5 (103210)
• United States
19 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate I am a lover of sparkles too! Thank you for the sparkles that made my day.
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@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
19 Apr 16
The lake does look pretty when you think it looks like diamonds. That is a really pretty picture.
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• Canada
19 Apr 16
That was fun to photograph. I'm glad you like it.
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@Marcyaz (35693)
• United States
20 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate I love photos like that with a little explanation of how it came about, thanks.
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@gudheart (12752)
19 Apr 16
Sorry to hear about your mother :( I notice the same thing when I walk and notice the lake scattered with diamonds :D
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• Canada
19 Apr 16
Diamonds are a happy thing even on water...
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@karjatwala (1135)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 16
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• United States
21 Apr 16
Ah photos talking through us by inciting great memories is a really good example of communication from the other side . . .
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• Canada
23 Apr 16
I have a billions memories that I cherish and photos too.
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• United States
24 Apr 16
@PainsOnSlate wow a 'billions memories' is a lot !
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• Canada
24 Apr 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Not so much, I'm lucky i can remember them...
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@TheHorse (63997)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jun 16
One of my favorite songs in the world is about diamonds in the sea. Have you heard it? I remember diamonds from Santa Barbara.
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• Canada
5 Jun 16
That is beautiful. I don't think I've heard it before. Thanks for the share.
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@TheHorse (63997)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Jun 16
@PainsOnSlate Glad you liked it. Bruce Cockburn is one of my favorite musicians.
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@karjatwala (1135)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 16
Some photographs and memories are no less precious than Diamonds.
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• Canada
20 Apr 16
I agree...Thank you.
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• Pune, India
20 Apr 16
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