"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?

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Navigation By Fingers

I've had just enough time to...   navigate by fingers

Taken on the road one dark night along a lonely stretch from Tianjin to Beijing, China

The night is dark
The road unfamiliar
The stars covered by clouds

The only light
From the smartphone
Navigation by fingers

Led us to be found


Loneliness and emptiness

Since I left all behind
Only memories in my mind
Blue lights from the screen
Black universe all around
And I can't hear no sound

Everything is lost
Everything is gone
Everywhere I go
I find myself alone

Endless days passing by
I have fallen too deep
I navigate and dream
Blue lights from the screen
Black universe all around
And I can't hear no sound


  1. A 1000 Reasons
    The world has changed from the days or nights when sailors do their navigation by stars. Now, in the darkest night; have no fear if you have a smartphone near. With the flick of your fingers, you can navigate the stars. And find that tiny spot in whichever tiny corner of the Earth and a detailed instruction to lead you there. The marvel of modern technology. But like the songs said “something is gain and something is lost in living every day”. It robbed us of the wondrous sense of adventure and the mystery of the unknown. A traveler today is nothing like the adventurers of the old. How much the little phone has changed our life.
    This was taken while travelling along a stretch of unfamiliar road from Tianjin to Beijing one dark and starless night with only the phone to guide us. And guided us it did.

    ★october blue added this photo to their favorites.
    A striking image .....excellent light and composition ! A fine illustration and commentary on how technology drives so many changes in our world and everyday life. . Yes ...' something is gained ...and something is lost ..." . But it always a gain to visit your fine photostream and blog ! Have a nice weekend my friend :-)

    ★ineedathis added this photo to his favorites.
    As they say let your fingers do the walking:-) great work my friend!
    have a great weekend.

    ★Nikita_70 added this photo to her favorites.

    TarotWoman 2012
    I hope your not the driver :-)

    Awesome shot!!

    ♥♥Evergreen Veronica♥♥
    A very good photo....and testimony of the present era !!!!! we depend on the smartphone even to go for a walk ... we first click on the "weatherman" bookmark on our smartphones and see how the weather will be in the next 6 hours..... !!! Gulp !!!! ................ just an example...
    Good evening my Dear friend Thou.... and I wish you a pleasant Sunday...
    I hope Flickr will not have the hiccups again this evening ☺☺
    ★♥♥Evergreen Veronica♥♥ added this photo to her favorites.

    ♥♥Evergreen Veronica♥♥ Thank you for your nice comment Dear Thou ..... Hugs my friend

    henrhyde (gill)
    Beautiful magical image and mysterious , evocative words.
    Yes --we rely on tec. devices --when the ancient people navigated -by the stars .

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

    Not only a person of the lens but a person of literature. Complimenst on both disciplines
    You would see better with and iPhone or iPad. :-) Compliments

    Have a wonderful weekend Thou-san

  2. That looks like Ms Gui!
    How romantic, with darkness all around and a light in the dark


  3. ho.ge
    never lost in space with this thing :)
    only if power is out and you cannot load it again ...........:))

    ★ho.ge, i_still_believe_in_u, Pagan Eyes, and oola * added this photo to their favorites.

    oola *
    love that image... good shot

    ★prometheus_bd ! added this photo to his favorites.
    Cool capture! Love the light falling on his face from cellphone!!


  4. bloodybee
    beautiful use of the light

    الله أكبر * " ALLAH HU AKBAR! "

    Geo_grafics added this photo to his favorites. (3 days ago)

    If Columbus had the smartphone.......
    Please add this beautiful photo to CITRIT,Best of yours!
    Citrit group

    An iconic image of our present world.
    This, I'm sure, happening in countless moments everywhere around the world simultaneously...people accessing information...and connecting to each other.
    For the first time in human history the possibility of everyone everywhere being able to reach out and join hands together seems to becoming an imaginable reality.

    ★Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to his favorites.
    That looks superb work

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  6. soniaadammurray

    Yasmin de light
    Wow - this is an amazing image Thou - very striking, expressive and brilliantly taken. Certainly leaves a lasting impression on me - and your words go perfectly with this image. : )


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