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Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

I’m joining the Weekly Photo Challenge today as I love the theme: Create. As a teacher educator with several modules on creativity, and as a researcher who looks into the psychology of creatives and artists, this is something that resonates deeply with me.

Here are a few photos that I have taken while I was in Berlin a year ago. I love how the artists in Berlin managed to create such amazing artwork out of something very tragic.

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.” 
― Bob Marley

“Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” 
― Jim Morrison, The Doors

“Lock up your libraries if you like, but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room Of One’s Own

“Everything in creation has its appointed painter or poet and remains in bondage like the princess in the fairy tale ’til its appropriate liberator comes to set it free.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Yet man will never be perfect until he learns to create and destroy; he does know how to destroy, and that is half the battle.”
― Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

“And the turtles, of course…all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be.”
― Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
― Nelson Mandela

How about you? What is your photo for the weekly challenge? Leave a link in the Comments section, and I’d be sure to drop by and visit.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

11 comments on “Photo Journal/ Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

  1. Northern Narratives

    Great post.


  2. good post…love TEST THE REST


  3. Me too! Great post:)


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  6. Wonderful collection here. And I’m heading to Berlin later this summer. It will be my first visit to Germany, but hopefully not my last.


  7. thanks for sharing the East Side Gallery – I like those wall graffiti there very much …


  8. snitch21

    Beautiful pictures and quotes! I’ve always wanted to try graffiti!


  9. some great images I love it. 🙂


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