"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, 2 August 2012

Why Clean When It Will Be Dirty Again?

I've had just enough time to...   clean and clean again.

Taken of the boatman washing his boat in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia

Why clean when it will be dirty again?
It is a question the boatman does not comprehend
He cleans it because it is dirty
Not whether it will be dirty again
He does not think of the effort of cleaning
Just that the boat should be clean
And he will clean it as many times as it takes

The one asking the question
Thinks it wasted effort
And suffers the pain of cleaning
When the one cleaning does not


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  2. A 1000 Reasons
    I was having a seafood lunch in Kuala Selangor by the river when I spied this boatman washing his boat as it went speeding by after the day’s catch. Afternoon is time to go back to the family. They usually went out to sea before the sun comes up. As I see him washing, this thought came up – why make your bed when you are going to sleep in it again. I have friends who still use this argument while for others it is an abomination! Ha ha. I’m not taking side for to each his own but I can still respect the diligence of this boatman washing his boat under the hot tropical sun as it sped home.

    Well done my friend.

    娜 娜☂Nana added this photo to her favorites.
    Hard worker...

    Because disorder unattended can become chaos. And chaos precludes rational thought. The fisherman's daily task of cleaning the boat I imagine has as much to do with keeping the sea birds away as anything. Attracted by the smell of the day's haul of fish they would inundate his boat with their toxic waste. You always make me think on things I've never considered before, thou *~* Lovely detailed shot! Nice diagonal comp!
    ★ana_lee_smith added this photo to her favorites.

    Wonderful capture and once again, thought provoking words.
    This photo was invited and added to the Written Pages group.

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    RavenSpirit Images
    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

  3. ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ added this photo to his favorites.

    ♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥AWAY DURING THE DAY
    Good afternoon Dear Thou...... hmmmmm ................ before I read your blog I must day that this photo is really so nice.... I like the POV and the soft colours..... great..
    and abt...cleaning.........I am the cleaner of my home.... and I would understand your title LOL LOL LOL .... but it would not be nice to start cooking with all the kitchen-waste of the day before LOL LOL.... sticky and smelling.... buahhhh LOL
    ...hmmmm and the bed is so comfortable when it has been made up.....
    Hugs my friend..... and I thank you... take care.... :-) :-)

    ★娜 娜☂Nana added this photo to her favorites.
    From my point of view ... they are hard workers...

    A nice compliment to the other capture, thou. I trust you enjoyed a lovely lunch ...seafood no doubt prepared from the day's catch. Yum *~*
    ★ana_lee_smith added this photo to her favorites.

    Great! - "day in the life" photos and story! Cleaning everyday shows how dedicated and serious he takes his job - wonderful!

    ★Ronaldo F Cabuhat added this photo to their favorites.
    I like the deep rich colors. Excellent capture of mood.

    ★E|sbeth added this photo to their favorites.
    wooow, fantastic!!

    ★Ruby Ferreira ® and ineedathis added this photo to their favorites.

    Well that is if you wish to keep the flies away you better clean:-)
    You had great view from your table, I like to do that as well when I go to a restaurant,
    excellent capture!
    have a nice weekend my friend!

    ★prometheus_bd added this photo to his favorites.
    Beautiful shot my friend

    ★henrhyde (gill) added this photo to her favorites.
    Beautiful presentation.
    Great view , from the restaurant.

    ★i_still_believe_in_u added this photo to their favorites.

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    ★Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to his favorites.
    I love the look of that boat

    This beautiful chapter has been seen in WRITTEN PAGES.

    such a nice n natural shot

    Ruby Ferreira ®
    * probably yeah


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