Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Water, the unconscious and the Prince of Denmark


This photograph was taken a while ago in the Mount Olympus Park near Thessaloniki in Greece. I still think of Ophelia in Hamlet when I look at the image. Ernest Aeppli in "Dreams and their Interpretation" says that "water is the symbol for that which is unconscious of itself". So maybe Hamlet springs to mind because I think the main character was clueless about himself. It always takes me a while to remember why I took the photograph, So you need to study it for a while. It was the frog that originally took my attention! Could it have been the Prince?.