"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, 28 May 2012

Part II - The Monkey Wearing Its Suit of Armour.

I've had just enough time to...   see the monkey wearing its suit of armour

Taken in the same temple in Kathmandu of the monkey wearing its chain of armour.

The Monkey wrapped itself in chain
Only to itself

And the others wonder why
It so willingly
Wears its burden

But the monkey feels safe
In its chains
Of armor

That was how I found the monkey
In the temple
Still wearing its chains
A century after


  1. A 1000 Reasons (Off to Medan, Indonesia)
    In that same temple in Kathmandu, opposite that other monkey is an identical one but this one wears a long heavy chains round it. It is intriguing as to the difference between the two monkeys. Why is wearing chains and the other is not? So I'm left to my mystery as I'm alone in the temple by then. There are the fluttering of pigeons that feasted on trays of brightly coloured rice and mice seem to be a holy creature in this temple as well as they feed on the offering undisturbed. As I left the temple, I think that the monkeys will still be here a century after...

    Great image.
    Chains must hold many meaning for that kind of Buddhism. The same would apply to other faith journeys, too.
    I bet the monkey is figuring out how to get outside their limitations =:-]
    Thanks for your visit.

    Very well done my friend.

    ★MOSTAFA HAMAD I PHOTOGRAPHY added this photo to his favorites.

    I like the ideas presented. Perhaps monkey wears chain so as to be not like the other monkey without chain.
    This photo was invited and added to the Written Pages group.

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    jm - Bollingen
    well done

    ★FRANCIS DE GUAY added this photo to his favorites.

  2. ★Nikita_70 and ΞSSΞ®®Ξ [*45500* 2 euro x l'Emilia] added this photo to their favorites.

    ΞSSΞ®®Ξ [*45500* 2 euro x l'Emilia]
    This pov of the statue is Great!!

    Andrew 62
    I could read all kinds of meanings into this one .....
    but what a great image
    always a joy to view your pics and read the narrative and resulting dialogue

    You always find the best images and profound thoughts.

    henrhyde (gill)
    Great words -great wisdom.
    Grand image.

    The Visual Poet
    Excellent photography!

    ★ineedathis added this photo to his favorites.
    Great details on this excellent shot! have a lovely Tuesday!

    ★tonyzp added this photo to his favorites.
    Wonderful photo !!!!!!

    some burdens are okay to keep, or so i've been told.
    brilliant, insightful work as always.
    ★brdonovan added this photo to his favorites.

    There is some sort of religious mystique,in your composite.
    Who holds the key to free the overburdened monkey and break the chains from every mind ???
    But you said the monkey feels safe in its chains or so it should think ... To my mind's eye chains mean slavery and it awfully depresses me,unless we are talking about sacred commitments.Conflicting ideas my friend that cloud my thinking. Is it safer to be in chains than to be free ?
    Or,is it easier to feel them than to break ... ?
    Sorry my friend that my comment is a big question mark and many thanks for making me ponder.
    ★dodagp added this photo to her favorites.

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    a powerful work of art!!

    ★Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to his favorites.
    I love the description

    A 1000 Reasons (Off to Medan, Indonesia)
    Thank you all, my friends. It is my intention and my delight if I cause you to ponder.
    Thank you for taking the time to read and to reflect for a while.
    You made it worthwhile for me to hunt for images and thoughts. Gracias!

  3. ho.ge
    powerful - this monkey and the work!

    ★Onasill added this photo to his favorites.
    This is wonderful :-) Splendid capture and title.

    ★Yasmin de light - (added this photo to her favorites.
    Great shot from another perspective Thou (even if it is another monkey). Nice to be able to see this image and all its details.. Looking at the chains as well, this makes me think of the chains - that we are not always conscious of that hold us back from moving forward (for good or bad reasons). And because we have got so used to carrying them, we are not even aware of their presence. In this monkey's case, it looks like it has stopped him going any further then speculating on the fruit, which may or may not be good for him. Who can be sure?
    Thanks for sharing with us these fascinating images and your wonderful reflections on them Thou. It would be interesting to know what they really represent. In the meantime, I wish you a happy week my friend : ))

    Yasmin de light -
    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.


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