A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
This entry was posted on May 29, 2012 by George Weaver. It was filed under Humor, Philosophy, Photos by George, Portrait and was tagged with Einstein, Humor, Philosophy, photography, Social Commentary.
never saw a green lemon…of course I thought it was a lime…
June 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm
It’s a green, as in not ripe, lemon. It turned yellow. They had pink insides for making pink lemonade! They were sweet and the plant was a prolific producer of fruit too. You could easily grow one on a patio or a balcony. It was a fun little tree.
June 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm
June 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm
By the way, George. Have you ever received the email message I sent regarding the Lumix, or the other replies I left for you? I worry that you think I’m not responding, since you’ve asked in more than one place. Since WP has the maximum of 9 notices for replies, I’ve thought maybe my answers have gotten bumped and you haven’t seen them.
June 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm
I thought it was a lime. In French, “lime” is “citron vert”, which literally means “green lemon” (“citron” being “lemon”).
May 31, 2012 at 2:27 pm
Lovely photo, George!
May 31, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Oh no, I am the poster girl for the quotation. Everyone was screaming lemon, and I was thinking lime! (Either one would taste good in a vodka tonic!) Sorry I’ve been out of touch….this time of year gets so crazy.
May 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. In direct contrast “Some men see things as they are and ask “Why?” I dream things that never were and ask “Why not ?” – Robert F Kennedy
May 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm
Well, yes, of course. JFK is talking about a world view. I think Einstein was talking about reading what isn’t there into what we find and and reaching inaccurate conclusions. Hard not to do these days. He was talking about the scientific method.
May 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm
Amazing… How smells I can remember now… So beatiful… Thank you dear George, love, nia
May 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm
Very true words George.
May 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Not mine, but I like ‘em. Thanks, Dribbles.
May 30, 2012 at 2:00 pm
what a beauty,that green a lemon
and loved the reminder George too often we look at things from a tutored eye
loved the message
May 30, 2012 at 11:57 am
Stunning George! And a good reminder
May 30, 2012 at 10:52 am
I have never seen a green lemon before!
May 30, 2012 at 7:48 am
It’s green as opposed to ripe. I grew it on a tree in a pot. We had pink lemonade for a couple of years. The flesh of the lemon was pink! Sweet lemons too. Even tiny lemon trees will produce lots of lemons in case you are interested in potting a lemon tree!
May 30, 2012 at 9:58 am
I need this quote today! Thanks for the green lemon photo AND the quote!
May 30, 2012 at 5:54 am
Ah, Mensa Girl. I need this quote every day! My problem is what is?
May 30, 2012 at 9:44 am
I loved the photograph; it’d look good on a wall!! Is this really a lemon? I would have sworn it was a lime!
May 30, 2012 at 5:52 am
I told you; it is one green lemon. I grew it. It had pink flesh from which to make pink lemonade. Look for what is.
May 30, 2012 at 9:42 am
beautiful image George x
May 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm
Thank you, Charlene! I snapped this photo many years ago. I had a lemon tree growing in a pot, and it produced many lemons that year. The flesh was pink. We made pink lemonade!
May 30, 2012 at 10:03 am
Love the DOF and the use of light here George.
May 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm
Thanks, Pablo. I snapped this lemon years ago. I had a pink-lemon lemon tree growing in a pot. We had pink lemonade. This lemon is not ripe. They turn a normal lemon yellow when they are ripe. I didn’t use light. In my pictures, it happens or it doesn’t!
May 30, 2012 at 10:05 am
interesting lemon. Our lemons are a bit elongated… but I love lemons, and sometimes eat them raw as fruit. That quote by Einstein is rather strange too, coming from him. It makes me think that we’d have to know the context in which he spoke. He was an idealist, after all… and idealists don’t usually limit themselves to ‘what is’.
May 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm
Ah, the contradiction. We look for what is in Einstein’s reality. A persistent illusion, after all. Therein lies the humor.
May 30, 2012 at 8:57 am
It is certainly as green as it can be, nice.
May 29, 2012 at 9:59 pm
Where are you, Francis?! Knock..Knock…Let me in!
May 29, 2012 at 10:16 pm
In hiding using my other site I started a few months ago but never used. http://frailreality.wordpress.com/
May 29, 2012 at 10:29 pm
Kathrine Hepburn handmade a sign for the entrance to the path to her house. It said, “Please Go Away”. http://tinyurl.com/86jesoj
I thought you did the same thing. Thank you for directing me to your door again. You’re too good to lose, Francis!
May 30, 2012 at 10:21 am
Thank you George. You are very kind.
May 30, 2012 at 10:23 am
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