Wednesday, January 29, 2014

corner view: motion

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane (Spain) and curated by Francesca (Italy), where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.  The theme this week is "motion".

I was a kid when I first realized I had trouble with motion. It didn't hit me until my middle school years. Early on I did get to enjoy the feeling of flying like the wind on my bicycle, riding the Ferris wheel at the shore and swinging as high as I could on the playground. Then it ended. I found that sailing with my friend's family was a queasy nightmare, swinging as high as I could on the playground left me shuttering, and I had to forget about carnival rides altogether. My high school gym teacher used to give me a really hard time during gymnastics when I was required to do a forward somersault or flip of any kind. I'd have to do it of course, but each and every time, it left me quivering flat on my back until the world stopped spinning. Turns out, it has something to do with crystals in the middle ear but I didn't learn that until years later. How I wish I could vindicate myself with that gym teacher who gave me such a hard time! Though this motion issue is a bit of a bother it does come with some giggles as well, like when I'd try to play racing or flying style video games with my young son and would find myself tipping over onto the ground if my character turned too quickly or hit a bump in the road. I'll admit, it was kind of funny. Then I discovered that I could capture motion with my camera (and not fall over!)




15 comments:

Tracy Altieri said...

Oh, I too suffer from motion sickness! As a child, as much as I loved visiting my grandparents an hour away, I knew I would be sick the whole way there (but never the way back for some reason).

About 5 years ago, I tried knitting in the car (after numerous failed attempts). This time, I was working on a stretch that required no looking - none- just plain knitting in the round. I had no trouble! Since it was around the holidays, I referred to it as a "Christmas Miracle", and have subsequently timed knitting projects with straight knitting to coincide with car trips.

Heather said...

Nice motion photos! I'm glad you can laugh about the motion issues. My mom's hand inner ear issues for years... meaning decades. I empathize now that I am older, but, truth be told, I was not too understanding as a child :-(

Heather said...

*had* not hand!

Li + Belle said...

Oh that must have been a bad time, you're have to know what it is about. But good that you can laugh. And that you do not fall over when photographed. :)

I like the house in the last photo.

gis said...

They are all lovely photos and I especially like the one with the fire!

Theresa said...

Wow, amazing photos. Glad you figured out what was bothering you. I am sensitive to motion too.

Susan said...

Wow Bev, these are awesome!

Mexitali Rose said...

Awesome photography, I think my favorite is the train.

Beth said...

Oh these are awesome! My favorite is the train on the tracks. That's a WOW! for sure!
That fire light one is incredible too--it's really tied with the train one.
I shuddered when you mentioned the somersaults. I would not do them in gym---simply refused and thoroughly ticked off the teacher. But I did not give in. However, it was not due to motion sickness, but a debilitating fear of breaking my neck. You can imagine the emotions going through me when my son did 360 flips on the knee board behind our boat. (And I was the designated observer---gulp!)

jgy said...

Exquisite photos, and beautiful story of how you use your artistic expression to experience the motion, and `feel` it so truly through your creativity.

Francesca said...

I'm with Joanne - there can be so many ways to experience motion, or anything else (and you'd think it would be a teacher's job to teach that!).

:) said...

I hope the "bad" gym teacher can see your beautiful photos ;)

likeschocolate said...

I am so sorry you have such a hard time with motion. I can only imagine how horrible it must be to feel sick when your world is spinning out of control. Love the second photo!

Susi-Art said...

what a tough time when you were a kid, but i find it strong how you figured out to get the motion somehow, well not somehow...i think ou make great motion pictures!

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

aw, so sorry to hear that... it must feel devestating as long as you don't know what's going on! i've heard about those crystals, you know.
now. go track down that gym thingey and do what needs doing! ;)))
n♥