"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?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A Child Becomes A Man

I've had just enough time to...   see a child becomes a man

Taken at a temple in the Durbar Square in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

Yesterday a child starts a fire
The smoke rises
An old man puts it out

The master said –
Neither be too happy nor too sad
Don’t be so attached
For change is the season
Not the reason
A child becomes a man

...where I saw an old man who was once a child

Nothing is permanent. Everything changes. Whether it starts and ends and begins again, man’s life is a straight line from birth to death, a constant change – with an end? But what makes a child a man, the wrinkles on his skin, the years of his life or the wisdom he gained? If he is wise, he is a man. If he is not, he is still a man. What then must he seek in the midst of these relentless changes? How does he find his balance? Where does he seek his centre in the turmoil of his joy and sorrow? I saw the old man who was once a child. I saw the child who will be an old man. I see myself in all of them.


  1. Onasill ~ New Format For A While, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1000 Reasons
    When I read the poem “mutability” and the image by my artist friend Oola, the words and thoughts came to me and I wrote them down before I reflect on them. I’m reflecting still. The last few days have been very busy and I had no time to work on my answers to the remaining 6 questions so I will let it skip till the next post. Be patient ya? :D

    Onasill ~ New Format For A While
    Excellent shot , good setting and light, my compliments on your capture and follow up Thou.

    Andrew 62
    powerful image and words ....

    Sunciti _ Sundaram's Images + Messages
    Interesting ....!

    Exceptional image, I love the work on that window, it must be very old.

    1000 Reasons
    Yes. Centuries old.

    Great capture!

    how special!

    henrhyde (gill)
    Beautiful presentation of this artistic image-- great words

    RYA Photography
    Awesome shot!!!!


  2. Heniusia ON/OFF
    A time to rest and to think over about all the years that has past, he has time to make his autobiography in his mind- some write a book and the change -from energy to serenity- provides to that opportunity.
    Thought provoking picture, superb! Warm greetings from Belgium:-)

    Heniusia ON/OFF
    My compliments for your poem!

    Lua"To create is to leave our certainties behind" 33 minutes ago
    Excellent work ! une belle composition, riche de sens ...
    Et merci pour ta visite dans ma gallerie , j'ai apprécié ☺
    Je suis allée voir ton blog, et, même si je ne parle pas beaucoup anglais, j'ai bien compris le sens de ta démarche spirituelle , étant moi même une chercheuse !
    J ' ai souri en lisant que tu avais trouvé un bouddha dans les bois, j'ai vécu cela aussi , sous deux formes differentes ...☺
    Namaste Thou -San
    Excellent work! a beautiful composition, rich in meaning ...
    And thank you for your visit in my gallery, I appreciated ☺
    I went to your blog, and even if I do not speak much English, I understood the meaning of your spiritual journey, being a researcher myself!
    I have smiled to read that you had found a Buddha in the woods, I had that too, in two different forms ... ☺
    Namaste Thou-San


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