"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, 7 February 2013

I Will Give You Life

I've had just enough time to...   give life to...

Taken on the road north of Hanoi...

A block of marble
Cold and rigid
Shapeless, sterile
Elicit no emotion

Chiseled and hammered
Ground and polished
Brought to life
By imagination
And memory

If a block of stone
Can be given life

Imagine what


J.R. Richards – I Will Give You Life

And take all my love and hate

For I will give you life


  1. A 1000 Reasons (busy... slow)
    On the way up North to the Guang Ning province, we stopped by an Art center that employed workers handicapped by the devastating Vietnam war. There they produced all types of popular Vietnamese arts such as fine embroidery picture weaving, egg shell painting, lacquer arts. But among the most impressive are the marble sculpturing. There are hundreds of sculptures including larger than Life sizes that are bought by tourists from all over the world. The pictures of each buyer were tagged onto the statue. No photography is allowed but I'm a fast shooter but not above breaking a few rules if I don't think it harm anyone and benefited those I shared with. Or am I justifying my action? Mmm....

    ★ΞSSΞ®®Ξ and Prometheus_BD added this photo to their favorites.

    Sunciti _ Sundaram's Images + Messages
    Hello. Friend. This Is A Nice Photo And Caption . Excellent.
    Have A Pleasant Day

    ★Geo_grafics added this photo to his favorites.
    And a beautiful slice of life it is ;)

    JUst like my ancestors loved to carve with white marble,
    He does beautiful work!
    I saw the movie btw.

    ★ineedathis and -Josh Birchall- added this photo to their favorites.

    -Josh Birchall-
    cool shot love the comp


  2. vignettes_IND
    Such a nice subject chosen...gr8 text to go with it, too..

    henrhyde (gill)
    Beautiful image and prose.

    So very true...every work of art, and every good idea...has originated in our imaginations!

    ★sethph88 added this photo to his favorites.

    Thanks for putting a beautiful block of marble into your creative stream. Still trying to imagine...

    Very beautiful image

    Great image of contrast and interests


  3. Jaroslav Kaas -
    Very nice and delicate! Beautiful curves.

    Axa_Sofia moments
    Preciosa fotografia .
    Saludos :))

    ★Nikita_70 added this photo to her favorites. )
    it's a nice moment, we're lucky to have you as a happy snapper!

    ★Steve Taylor (Photography) added this photo to his favorites.
    A beautiful image and great colours

    oola *
    the perfect woman??? you have to be kidding...

    A 1000 Reasons
    Ha ha Oola, at a different time and age, that is man's ideas of the perfect woman. Trouble is - in this time and age, men's ideas of the perfect woman has not changed much - for some :D

    ★娜 娜☂Nana added this photo to her favorites.
    Beautiful curves and statues ! I Love this One !! : )

    Yasmin de light - on and off
    A very beautiful image Thou. I love the curves and flows in this image. Really gives life to the statue. I also like the way a lot of the surrounding objects also looks as though they are made of white marble - in particular that white box and how it is placed. Something quite magical about the whole scene. To me it creates the impression that all these objects and statue were once alive - and by some event they were all turned to marble/stone. - Great movie The Green Mile - one of my favourites : ))
    ★Yasmin de light - on and off added this photo to her favorites.


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