"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?

Monday, 26 March 2012

The Monk & The Little Devil - Part II

I've had just enough time to...   give the little devil a whack with my not so mighty staff.

Taken at night in place where there was no one about.

There was a pious monk proud of his reputation. And he felt he needed to protect and enhanced it. All the better to serve his God, you see. If the people believe in him, they will believe in the God he served. The praises he heard got into his head and he sucked them in like a smoker sucking smoke through his smoking pipe. The smoke that he blew out intoxicated him and clouded his view.

The more religious relics he has, the more religious he believed he will appear to be and he set on the task of accumulating them. They should not be in the hands of the less devoted, he argued but in those of the more deserving hands like his. He plotted and schemed to make them all his lest they be tainted by hands unclean.

And should anyone stood in his way, he just arranged for them to be conveniently removed as if ridding the world of evil. For anyone standing in his quest for spiritual perfection is evil, aren’t they? Why should he feel remorse for the uncouth that could not understand the purity of his quest? 

“Do you think it is easy to have someone “removed”? How many prayers I had to make to regain my lost sense of peace? Who understands such agony in my breast and these sacrifices that I make?”

Then something strange happened. The more treasures he accumulated, the tighter he held on to them, the more he seemed to shrink in stature. Till one morning, the disciples went to the master’s bedroom and saw only a tiny ghoul with sharp teeth. The frightened disciples engaged a traveling monk who got rid of the little devil with one whack of his mighty staff and that is the end of him.


  1. tonyzp
    Excelente captura y muy linda fotografia!!!

    A 1000 Reasons
    Taken one night while wandering around looking for things to shoot. Found this in a quiet eerie corner and it was a great photo opportunity. Don't know what the the artist intend his carving to say but I took artistic liberty of my own. :D

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    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "
    This photo was invited and added to the PHODDÁSTICA!!! ® group.

    Harris Hui
    Great light and nice statue! Thou-San
    Happy Monday and week ahead!

    ★i_still_believe_in_u added this photo to their favorites.

    great words.

    ★brdonovan and Tulay Emekli added this photo to their favorites.

    Tulay Emekli
    Very interesting view and story !

    ★dodagp added this photo to her favorites.
    Symbolic carving,Thou !!!
    I find your own aspect quite interesing and convincing !
    That's why I like art.You can conceive and perceive attitudes that even the creator wouldn't imagine ...
    This photo was invited and added to the Written Pages group.

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

  2. I love to create story out of photos that I took and I'm never short of tales. Maybe this comes from my childhood days when we were so poor that the only form of entertainment is our own imaginations.

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "
    This photo was invited and added to the PHODDÁSTICA!!! ® group.

    ★dodagp added this photo to her favorites.
    Great artwork and intricate carving,Thou !
    It does excite the imagination and it starts run wild ...
    Lack of imagination is a serious disorder. I can imagine how dull our world would be without that fundamental faculty.
    Imagination breeds creativity and creativity brings progress ... my dear friend.
    I walked on the path of your intellectual narrative with awe and respect !!!!


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