"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, 20 September 2012

The Beginning of A New Day.

I've had just enough time to...  see a new day begins

Taken one early morning from my hotel in Jakarta

The same morning sun shines equally
On the gleaming tower of steel
The thatched roof in the slum
And the homeless in the street

And they all wake, look up and say
“What a glorious morning!”
Then they look down and think
“There is money to be made”
“There is work to be done”
“There is Life to be lived”

And the old man with his best years behind him thinks
“Will I find happiness today?”
And the young children going to school
Wave to their parents and rush in

And the morning sun climbs higher into the sky.


  1. ♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥
    Welcome back my friend..........
    hmmmmm The beginning of a new day is so important ..... for all the interesting considerations you are stating above and in your blog spot.....On my part I am happy every day that I wake up and keep on living and when I am useful and can help someone....
    Hugs my friend and I hope you had a good time..... Blessings and Happy rest of the week.... :-) ☺☺☺ ♥♥♥

    A 1000 Reasons
    I woke up in Jakarta one morning and when I drew aside the curtain, this was the sight that greeted me. It was a glorious morning and it basked its heavenly lights equally on the gleaming tower of steel and glass and the slums below surrounding them. The street was just starting to get busy and there was a general stirring of Life. The rich and the poor and the suffering all woke up to the same beautiful day. Each with our thoughts and aspirations and I looked down below from my hotel room, I have mixed feelings...

    A 1000 Reasons (Just back & need time to catch up) (4 hours ago)
    Just got back and will sleep for the next 12 hours at least. Took me 2 days to return home. The plane had already taken off from Munich and was more than an hour in its journey when the pilot decided to turn back because of engine problems. Don't know how bad that was as they played it down but serious enough for the pilot to return and having the reschedule the onward journeys of 300+ passengers. Totally wiped out and needed time to recover. Will visit all of you when I can. Now, to hit the sack!

    ★ineedathis added this photo to his favorites.
    Such a beautiful capture! I hope you rest well my friend:-)
    Have a nice day.

    Good ruminations on the continuing cycle of life...thanks be that the sun keeps shining.


  2. Paddu Rao
    Well composed shot !

    Welcome home my friend. Im sure it will take a few days for the body to catch up. So sorry to hear of the airplane problems, it never seems to fail when you just want to get home. In the end all works out and you are safe and that is the important thing.

    ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ and henrhyde (gill) added this photo to their favorites.

    henrhyde (gill)
    Beautiful day !
    Reminds me of U2 song "BEAUTIFUL DAY ".
    Take care .

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    Beautifully poetic & poignant words on your conflicting observations of a new day, thou. Sorry to hear of your tedious 2 day journey to get home. Endless hours waiting in airports and/ or of flying time is so physically & mentally exhausting. You are safe, is the most important factor of this story but as you have already been out here visiting your flickr friends, for which I thank you, one has to deduce, thou, that you did not sleep long enough for a full body recovery. Hope you've gone back to bed & are sleeping sweetly & deeply. Be well.

    ★ana_lee_smith and october blue added this photo to their favorites.

    october blue
    Welcome back ! I am sorry about your flight complications...that must have been exhausting . But most important you arrived home safe and sound . Hope you an enjoyable time in Germany. This is great first -look -at-new-day-through -the hotel-window shot ! Your poem s excellent ...reflecting the hopes and aspirations of all people at the start of the day, whether they be rich or poor . I hope you recover from the jet lag ASAP :-)

    ★Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to his favorites.
    This does look wonderful

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

    ♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥
    Good morning Dear Thou..... Take care my friend .... and a good rest will bring you back fit and fine again...... I hope you did not too much troubles.... and you had a good time when you were there...
    p.s. I saw that question-mark on the windows...... I imagine it was for political reasons... but I took the hint just to imagine how my son and grandchildren will be doing in the far future.... but as the song says ......................what will be...will be !!!!
    Big hugs my friend ♥♥♥


  3. 娜 娜☂Nana added this photo to her favorites. (31 minutes ago)
    Beautiful sky and spectacular color!! Gorgeous

    娜 娜☂Nana
    I am glad to know you safe back. ...



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