"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?

Thursday, 10 May 2012

I Don't Know (The Equation of Life)

I've had just enough time to...   answer with "I don't know"

Taken during a lecture in Dongguan, China when I don't know the equation

I don’t know the equation of Life
Presented on the white board
To the last two decimal
Neat and tidy
My mind is blank
My emotion in turmoil
Everyone were nodding their heads
But mine was violently shaking
“Life is a formula!”
But mine doesn’t equate!

I follow the rules
I read the books
I listen to the experts
And experts don’t lie
Do they?
They show me the path we should take
They have a shortcut
Only experts can make
When I asked why?
I got an “F”
And shown the door

Now I cannot be an expert-like
I’ve lost the Equation of Life
No certificate, no certificate
Condemned to die


I don't know what you smoke or what countries you've been to
if you speak any other languages other than your own
but I'd like to meet you
I don't know if you drive if you love the ground beneath you
I don't know if you write letters or panic on the phone
still I'd like to call you all the same, if you want to, I am game.

Lisa Hannigan - I Don't Know


  1. A 1000 Reasons (Off to Pekan)
    I was in Dongguan, China listening to a complex formula on the white board when my easily distracted mind begun to wander. Before I know it, I was in a very different world from the one I was physically in. I took out the camera and shot the consultant who is trying very hard to explain his equation and how important it is. It was amusing how this picture turns out. It looks like him saying "I don't know" either. Well, that makes two! I've no clue as to the "Equation of LIfe". :D

    ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ and ineedathis added this photo to their favorites.

    Some times they lie more than you can imagine:-)
    I usually live in a different world once I am alone with nature away from people,
    Thats my formula of happiness:-) great one my friend you always give us something to think about.

    so poignant, this image.
    i love the way you juxtaposed the speaker's bewildered expression in front of the complex equation.
    ★brdonovan and i_still_believe_in_u added this photo to their favorites.

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    ★dodagp added this photo to her favorites.
    Your deep thoughts,your sage words and your restless spirit have more power than those symbols and any other equations,Thou !!!!!
    The equations are easily expressed by strictly using symbols and lines and maths but our sentiments are a more complicated and erratic situation that we have to handle with and balance.
    Love the abstract nature of "The Equation of Life " and the fundamental virtues of love and harmony I adopt in order to survive without drawing any accurate deductions ... And I never forget Aristotle's wise words that "Happiness depends upon ourselves" and that the Value of Life is upon
    Awareness and Contemplation ....
    Thank you my dear friend for the evocative image and your agonizing, emotive thoughts you shared with us !!!!

  2. henrhyde (gill)
    Yes --wonderful observations and conclusions.
    The mystery of life still evades us !
    This photo was invited and added to the PHODDÁSTICA!!! ® group.

    ★FRANCIS DE GUAY added this photo to his favorites.
    wonderful photo my friend...
    very beautiful image

    LOL!! I love it and I love how your mind works.

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    hehe, this shot kills all the earnestness of this speaker :)
    Great scene!!!!!!!
    ★ho.ge and lichtbildung (mostly off) added this photo to their favorites.

    lichtbildung (mostly off)
    Absolutely great!!! =)
    Wish you a wondeful, sunny and creative time, my friend

    ★Ronaldo F Cabuhat added this photo to their favorites.

    Ronaldo F Cabuhat
    Well captured moment!

    ★Nikita_70 added this photo to her favorites.
    i love his expression! perfectly captured!
    loving the story behind this as well!

    ★Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to his favorites.
    The equation is good luck divided by good genes X the number of children you have

  3. ★Yasmin de light - added this photo to her favorites.
    Fantastic timing and capture my friend. Love the expression you have captured here. I find it hard to believe he was actually writing an equation of life lol. Love your thoughts and reflections on this shot. As always so profound and thought provoking. : ))

  4. what a fantastic find - can't wait to see what you two come up with!


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