"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, 4 October 2012

The Girl In The Middle Of The Road

I've has just enough time to...   see that girl in the middle of the road

Taken of the girl in the middle of the road on the way to Anyang, China

On a hot summer’s day
In the middle of the road
Large vehicles churning dusts
And belching smokes
There she stood

Last night was tough
Sleep still in her eyes
She let out a mighty yawn
Sucking in hot air and dust
Eyes starting to smart

Why does she do what she does?
Is it by choice she stays in the middle of the road
Surrounded by rushing vehicles and dirty smokes?


Hey, don't write yourself off yet
It's only in your head you feel left out or looked down on
Just do your best, do everything you can
And don't you worry what the bitter hearts are gonna say
It just takes some time 
Little girl you're in the middle of the ride 
Everything, everything will be just fine 
Everything, everything will be alright, alright

Jimmy East World – Little Girl In The Middle Of The Ride


  1. A 1000 Reasons
    I was on my way to Kaifeng to visit a factory. Coming to an intersection, I saw a number of people by the sides of the road holding flags and umbrellas. Later, I learned that they were local tour guides soliciting for business. It was hot and large trucks continuously rumbled by churning up columns of dusts. I saw this particular guide standing practically in the center of the road as she waited for business. She let out a mighty yawn just as my car passed by and I snapped this shot. For me, there is something very poignant about this image about how tough life is for some.

    ★ineedathis added this photo to his favorites.
    Looks like you caught her yawning:-) I like the misty look to it,
    have a lovely weekend my friend!

    ★i_still_believe_in_u added this photo to their favorites.

    a very good snap shot!
    I wish her a better place!

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

    ♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥
    Hello Dear Thou........ hmmm you caught her yawning ........ probably she had not slept much the night before..... probably so many problems... at so young age.... and it will be so difficult to overcome the troubles in a short time... I wish her a positive future.... and compliments to you for having been ready to take this pic.
    Have a good Sunday my friend...
    ★♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥ added this photo to her favorites.

    henrhyde (gill)
    Beautiful focussing---great colour---grand composition.
    So sad ---life is uncertain---well done ---

    I agree, thou, Poignant image ....before even reading the accompanying empathetic words. She looks so young. And rather fragile. Like a waif. Why the centre of the road? To separate herself from the pack, those soliciting the same work she seeks? A dangerous business with trucks rumbling by.... polluted air zapping her life energy. A tough way to earn a living. At the moment it seems the only thing beautiful about her life is her green umbrella.
    ★ana_lee_smith added this photo to her favorites.

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    ♥♥Ever-Green Veronica♥♥
    Good evening Dear Thou.... Thank you..... Everlasting peace ..and work & decent life for our youth is what we wish .... but but the are so many problems..... I hope it will not only remain a dream.....
    Have a good evening my friend.... Blessings

    molto bella questa foto.★
    ginopucci added this photo to his favorites.

    The Visual Poet
    Excellent works!

    october blue added this photo to their favorites.
    A poignant image . The competition for clients must be fierce ....she must make herself as visible as possible ...in the middle of the road . But the day is hot ...the road is dusty ....she needs more sleep ...she feels tired and yawns . All of this is captured in your excellent candid shot ...and we can only wish the road of her life will lead to a better place ...that is our hope for the young lady with the umbrella .

    ps Samantha sends you a big 'meow' of thanks for your very kind words for her brithday ...we both wish you a happy week :-)

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    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    It looks like the lorry is circling around her threateningly

    Yasmin de light - catching up slowly added this photo to her favorites.
    A beautiful shot Thou. I love how you have captured this moment and the whole hazy atmosphere full of action and dust on a hot sweltering day - and of the lady standing with her pretty umbrella. It's unfortunate to learn of the real life situation of this shot. Life can be tough and this is a wonderful illustration of this. It is sad indeed to know of the lengths people have to go to to make a living. Another wonderfully thought provoking capture and writing my friend. : ))


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