"The sharp knife of a short life

I've had just enough time..."

- "If I Die Young" The Band Perry

I see Beauty in many things. And like the ghosts that only speak to you if you notice them, they tell me wondrous tales. With my camera and my thoughts, I captured these as faithfully as I can to share with you. And by doing so, they gave me the reasons. And though the thousand reasons may not all be sweet and some indeed bitter; they are still reasons to live. Come to think about it, that is Life, isn't it?

Friday, 30 December 2011

The Rest (From Both Sides Now) - Part II.

I've had just enough time to...   look at things from both sides now.

Taken in the same small street in Jakarta.

"Look at the man. How lazy. Papa told me many men are like that. Never do well because no put in effort. Sleeping all the time. Not working. Lazy. Always poor."

"Oh, car horn. Calling. Must go. When I grow up. Papa said don’t be like that."

(please read part I)


Tears and fears and feeling proud to say "i love you" right out loud,
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds, i've looked at life that way.
But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day.

I've looked at life from both sides now,
From win and lose, and still somehow
It's life's illusions i recall.
I really don't know life at all.

Joni Mitchell - Both Sides Now


  1. Life can be so unfair at times. And to rub it in, to be so misunderstood. This story is for all the underdogs who struggle to do their best in Life to eke out an existence but are misunderstood. The pain of injustice cuts deep. Especially if dealt by an innocent who does not understand because they can can never understand, living in a separate world.

    ★i_still_believe_in_u added this photo to their favorites.

    Yes --we must not judge .
    " There but for the grace of God go I " -- suits this image .
    There but for the grace of God goes John Bradford” is included as an attributed quote in many books of quotations. (It’s sometimes given as “But for the grace of God there goes John Bradford”).16th century .
    The usual explanation of the quote’s meaning is that Bradford was expressing sympathy for the soon-to-be-executed criminal (or criminals) and suggesting that, except for God’s mercy, he might be sharing the same fate.
    Beautiful evocative capture . Asks many questions about life . well done .
    ★henrhyde added this photo to her favorites.

    ΞSSΞ®®Ξ this rock. you rock!

    Kathy_9 Very true - looks can be deceiving.

  2. brdonovan yes, disparity is increasing and i see much less compassion in the world these days.
    i can be cynical, but there is plenty of room for improvement of understanding one another.
    fine imagery and wishing you all the best in 2012.

    ho.ge We shouldn't judge hard about other men, we are not in their shoes!
    I wish all the people of the world a very good 2012! And a happy NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

  3. ★i_still_believe_in_u added this photo to their favorites.
    what a darlin little moment!!

    FELIZ * HAPPY 2O12 !
    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

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