"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, 31 August 2012

Go Faster at Red!

I've has just enough time to...   stop at red. 

Taken at the traffic light of a wet bird (or two?) on the way to work.

There comes a time we have to stop at red
But did we notice the change of light?
Do we accelerate at the danger sign
To salvage time for time wasted
For a little extra time we do not need

“Living Life in the fast lane
Involves breaking a few rules
They are small prices to pay
For the speed we need to make -
Through the landscape”

“What is the point of a journey
If not to a destination?
No time to smell the flowers
They are still there tomorrow -               
We have to get there today”

“Haven’t you heard time is money
It waits for no man
And once spent is gone forever
So what we need to do is faster -
Before time runs out”

 “So we will not stop at red 1”
So says the speed devil
Just before
A red light too many!


At a red light in the sunshine
On a Sunday
Nothin' to say
Don't even try

Some are comin' home
Some are leavin' town
While my world's crashin' down
On a Sunday
In the sunshine
At a red light

David Nail – “Red Light”


  1. A 1000 Reasons
    Sometimes we are so busy with living and what we do, that we fail to notice the change of light. That it has changed from green to orange and is now red! We accelerate when we need to slow down. We are too focused on getting to the immediate destination forgetting about the whole journey. We have been overcome with speed. And speed kills! Literally, in more ways than one. I once read somewhere that when a person lost his ways, he tends to drive faster instead of taking stock of where he is and where he has gone wrong. Our instinct told us to speed up – as if it will get us there faster. Life is very much the same. Slow down, when you make a wrong turn. Slow down. That may not the way you want to be heading to.
    By the way, how many wet birds can you see?

    ♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥
    .... I can see two wet birds.............. and also the red light !!!!!!!!!!! and I find your photo ..blog-spot and David Nail's "red light".... not only interesting..... but a real lesson ( or a reminder )..... to slow down and appreciate and look more around us.... There is so much to see and so much to consider...
    Thank you my great friend.....
    I wish you a good day and pleasant weekend..... ♥♥♥

    ★♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥ and oola neruda added this photo to their favorites.

    oola neruda
    lololol... so true... it is a way of life in Boston

    ★ineedathis added this photo to his favorites.
    Great job spotting this bird, excellent catch!
    as for the lights one by one here in our town they are installing traffic light cameras,
    they dare you to go ahead for them is $50 fine for you $50 less in your pocket:-)
    Thank God I have read about them year ago so when I see Yellow I stop.

    ★october blue added this photo to their favorites.
    Life can not be only one long green light of rushing about....we need to stop at red lights .....to pause and reflect . And sometimes we will also be rewarded with a great photo op like this bird on the traffic light ! Fine image and writing . Have a nice weekend :-)

    henrhyde (gill)
    Yes --we need to stop and slow and appreciate NOW.
    Great words and image.

    ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ added this photo to his favorites.
    Agree! Grand mood

    ★kevin dooley added this photo to his favorites.

    Sunciti _ Sundaram's Images + Messages
    Beautiful Image And We Like it. Very Interesting Food For Thought, Sight , Light And Write Up Also Stimulates The Heart And Wits. Well done My Friend.
    We Have A Different Story To Tell You.
    To Day Is A Full Blue Moon Day. But The Moon Is Not Full Or Blue,
    Neil armstrong, who made the first giant step in moon is no more.
    Therefore, moon took a step backward in her routine and failed to show her full face or blue face. In spite of raising a danger sign.,,,,
    a team of moon enthusiasts commissioned a giant and colorfully illuminated wheel to fire the moon.

    fantastic shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "


  2. ★kahnlund added this photo to his favorites.

    Light and Shade Lyrics
    Can I add:Slowdown at Green,to enjoy life and to avoid someone.."Go Faster at Red".!?
    thank you for sharing such a nice quotes and pics!

    ★Light and Shade Lyrics, joseph krupps, and 娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up added this photo to their favorites.

    娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up
    I hope that when I die ... I can become an angel... : )

    joseph krupps
    ★prometheus_bd added this photo to his favorites. (17 hours ago)

    娜 娜☂Nana_

    Fascinating shot.. lovely concept too

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    Christine's observations
    haha! Wonderful!

    ★zoran ignjatovic added this photo to their favorites.

    Happy Gram
    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    ★brdonovan added this photo to his favorites.

    This awesome image was seen and admired in..
    Flickr ♥♥♥ Friends
    Thank you for sharing!

    Prozak 2012
    This photo made me SMILE
    Please post this photo in our group
    and make even MORE people smile!

    ★Yasmin de light - added this photo to her favorites.

    Yasmin de light -
    Fantastic capture Jimmy. Although, I am not the type who rushes around (preferring to stop and smell the flowers), I must say, I have never noticed the tiny dotted details in the red lights before, as is apparent in your photo. And yes I have noticed the wet birds at the top. Even they seem to know when to stop lol. I personally think the advancement of technology (in particular internet and mobiles) has played a big role in encouraging all this rush along with also creating a new type of normality. Everyone is used to instant results - especially with the aid of computers, internet and mobiles ( and fast food). So what used to seem like a normal pace will seem slow to many people.
    Thank you my friend for your very thought provoking and enjoyable work - and also for your wonderful comments. I wish you a very happy and relaxing Sunday and week
    ahead : ))

    ★julien. H added this photo to his favorites.


  3. julien. H added this photo to his favorites.

    AHAHAHH !!! mi piacciono molto i tuoi indovinelli caro Tou; gli uccelli sopra il semaforo sono due!! anche loro devono seguire le direttive del traffico stradale? non lo sapevo:-)))!!

    The Visual Poet
    Stunning scene capture!

    The Visual Poet
    Stunning capture!

    The birds know to stop at a red light (had to view large in lightbox to find the 2nd bird). I'm not anti-cycling, it's efficient, great exercise & kinder to the planet but its disturbing how many cyclists one sees going through red lights, at full speed yet, as if they believe the rules of the road don't apply to them ...and I'm talking about in urban traffic density, not on country roads. One cyclist here actually argued in court that he shouldn't have been given a ticket for cycling the wrong way on a one-way street, that it was petty discrimination against cyclists !!!! We all need to pay attention to the red lights of life ... physical & instinctive! The life you save may be your own.

    ana_lee_smith and Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to their favorites.

    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    That is a great shot

  4. i would rather slow down the drive speed in front of the red light. aha

  5. Would you feel tha same feeling? When you are alone or you have not spoken to anyone the whole day, you will feel depressed. Even through there are no things annoying you or causing you troubles. But when you are staying with your friends, you have done nothing exciting, but just talk, watch a movie together or playing the game together, you feel so happy. That is what friendship means to us. No one would be happy when he leave their company, as the feeling of being alone is killing people.  I would always spend some time with my friends even through I have to busy with my work everyday, no matter we are just talking on the MSN, or farming the wow gold together to buy awesome gears in the WOW, or just having a call, I will feel that I am needed by someone else and I am accompanied by them. These make me happy, and what about you? How do you think about making friends and staying alone?


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