These two are "passing by" each other, like ships at sea--if they maintain their courses. But also they are "passing away"--as all things do on this earth. And the awareness of "passing away" should influence our choices about "passing by."
This is from a collection called "Found Still Life"--photographs of a gathering of inanimate objects that I just found (rather than staged) and framed in such a way as to grant the objects meaning, so that they tell a story, convey an emotion, or just have personality.
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