"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, 27 July 2013

Did You Fall In Love With The Music or Musician?

I've had just enough time to...   wonder if I love the musician or her music?

Taken one spring night in Shanghai...

It was a pleasant spring night and I was having a stroll in the entertainment district of Shanghai where old and new buildings are well blended into an interesting and sometimes incongruous mix of modernity and history. This place then is aptly named新天地; "New Heaven and Earth". In the distance I saw brightly lighted kiosk selling this “mixture of everything” – Chinese helmets (why?) and Chinese Soldiers cap (this I can understand), ladies purse of modern design and traditional colours, and dolls. Porcelain dolls wearing traditional Chinese costume in elegant poses. And graceful modern dolls in gowns playing musical instruments. Maybe, it is this mix of contradictions that made me asked “Did I fall in love wih the music or musician

...of the musicians and their music and...

Did You Fall In Love With The Music or Musician?

Did I fall in love –
With the music or musician?

I couldn’t tell
Not when she is playing, not when

Her sound wraps round me
Like fur on a winter morning
Before the sun melts the icicles,
Lifts the heavy fog
Off the sleepy lake and
Prods lives under thick blankets

She wakes me up
And leads me to the sun

Did I fall in love –
With her or the sun?

Chinese ladies in their traditional costumes...


  1. DotOnLine, Onasill, botomy74, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1000 Reasons
    I’m a keen window shopper. Definitely not one for branded products which I disliked. But I love curio shops that sell “a bit of everything”. I always find them interesting and love to spend time browsing around though these days, I don’t do much buying as I’ve come to a stage where I’m slowing shedding instead of accumulating material things...

    Excellent image, Love your execution, a wonderfully done photo Thou..Kudos


    buen trabajo


  2. DotOnLine, botomy74, saoret58, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1000 Reasons
    How many of us have to been to a performance and “fell in love” with the performer? It happened to me all the time, ha ha. I always said the most lethal combination is beauty and music, it will get you every time! But did we fall in love with the music or the musician? Hmmm…. Read more and see if you agree :)



    1000 Reasons
    And I do enjoy admiring well made figurines especially clay and porcelain which I usually prefer over wood and cloth. But a good piece is a good piece and it does not material as much the material they are made from as the expressions of the artists.

    wonderful image...........

    buena toma


  3. ShambLady
    what variety in merchandise, love those stalls!
    no....fell in love with the dolls................beautiful!!!!!
    these are pretty too, reminds me of some I saw in Spain once, ( famous and expensive forgot the name) I really like this capture!!!

    oola *
    the poem you have written is amazing... wonderful... insightful...
    and of course, I love the photos


  4. 娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up
    So beautiful lights ... lovely street and mood!
    Enjoy Your Weekend!! San ! : )

    henrhyde (gill)
    Great street image presentation

    娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching up
    Love the Charming Porcelain dolls ... Looks like beautiful 仙女 !
    I think I love music, not a musician.

    Anna Kwa
    I think the musician will have to have the charisma to make a music comes alive (in my opinion)
    The musician is as important as the music....You can have different person playing the same piece of music....and you would fall for the person that appeals to you more...and the music then becomes more appealing to you :D

    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    This looks awesome

    Sure does have the feel of a relaxing evening ;)
    Sweet color as well !

    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    A beautiful night shot

    Magical vibrant colors and attractive displays make a striking photo.

    no....fell in love with the dolls................beautiful!!!!!

    娜 娜☂Nana_Slowly catching upy

    me too...I love these ceramic art! : )


    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    They are very pretty


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