“I find few images of nature more beautiful than the silent, meditative impressions of a snowy field backstopped by a stark black wood.”
from The Curator
made me think of these:
and elicits a challenge to the author’s thoughts of loneliness. To me, the suggestion of an image/idea immediately brings to mind in every reader a similar view/sensation. By naming something out loud, to an audience, you have created a shared experience.
Of course, had he not mentioned it to anyone, it would have been lonely – like the second photo, which I took a year ago and hadn’t made public until the suggestion from another brought it to my mind.