"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, 23 October 2013

Looking Out The Window With A Smile

I've had just enough time...   to look out the window into the world with a sad smile

The clown looking out the window into the world in historic city of Malacca

Looking out the window
Into the world
With empty eyes and a smile
The small kid runs, laugh
And pointed
He likes it best on hot afternoons
When only stray dogs
Roam the silent street
On cloudless night when pebbles
Reflects the moon’s silvery lights
On rainy days when heaven’s tears
Spear the lonesome Earth
Always with the same smile
The same empty eyes
Looking out the window
Into the world from behind bars

I was wandering through the street of one of my favorite city. The historical city of Malacca where there always new discoveries to be made. At a corner building of the Ironsmith Street “Jalan Tukang Besi” away from the maddening crowd, I saw a Chinese Clown in a T-shirt looking eerily out a window of the brightly painted orange building. Its fathomless eyes unreadable and its sardonic smile uninterpretable. What are its thoughts to be looking out the window every day? I tried to imagine but it is not easy to be a clown with sad eyes and an uneasy smile.


  1. Not only dolls look at the world with empty eyes.(((

  2. Hi!
    I need your help. A month later, on November 19 will be a holiday , " National Foods of the World" in Vetka . My student should go on this holiday. All schools in our district distributed regions of the world , and our school has to tell the jury about the non-European national food.
    Tell us about your national dishes and drinks , please. For example, how to cook your favorite dish and whether it can be prepared in Belarus? Of course, I can not find the material in Google . But more interesting to learn about the national food of the person who eats this food every day, is not it?
    Finally, my student is 10 years old and she should talk about the national cuisine ( about the different dishes of one of the people) for 5 minutes. By heart.
    I'm sorry I disturbed you, but I really need help .

    1. Dear Migalayte,
      No worries :) I will try to find the time this weekend to get something done. Meant to do it tomorrow but an Australian couple dropped in unexpectedly and I wanted to show them round town and chat about the distant past :)

  3. Oops, I found mistakes in my letter:
    1. I can find the information in Google, but ... (more everything is OK)
    2. different national dishes of one of the country (for 5 minutes)


  4. darrenhind, Onasill, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1000 Reasons
    What are your thoughts if you are a clown looking out the window behind bars?

    -) . Captivating composition , excellent edition : Compliments Thou

    oola *thanks for favs etc.
    both shots are fantastic

    Rebecca Ang
    I'd likely have mixed emotions if I were the clown. Happy to contribute some joy to kids passing by, yet locked behind bars without the freedom to explore and experience the environment. I like the irony of your tag "sad smiles".

    Excellent shots Thou!

    ShambLady catching up....still a bit slow :)
    this is fantastic..... the salmon colour for this is great !

    Steve Taylor (Photography)
    I love this

    henrhyde (gill) catching up
    Thought provoking -- great work

    Lovely composition and beautiful words, wonderful work Thou!

    Sunciti _ Sundaram's Images + Messages
    Beautiful ,,,,It is A Beautiful Feeling To Be Back.
    Many Thanks For Your Regular Visits, Favs, Comments And Well Wishes..
    Good Day To You.......Dear Friend

    Jeff S. PhotoArt
    Excellent work, well done! Enjoy your weekend! :-))


  5. oola *thanks for favs etc. while gone
    sadness at being impotent against the chaos of greed...

    oola *thanks for favs etc. while gone
    great composition

    It says no photos please and yet you took some, I never did like bars on windows as a child and still don't,
    I don't know why, perhaps its a freedom thing, sad image, hope you are doing well my friend.

    ShambLady catching up....still a bit slow :)
    its a clown!!!???!!! ahhhh! not sure...arent we all clowns behind bars?

    1000 Reasons
    Ha ha, I seldom ever heed this type of command :) While I have admiration for this shop owner's creativity (he sells custom T-shirts), I don't quite share his generosity (or lack of). On one hand, he wanted to advertise his wares, on the other he doesn't want to share it generously even though his shop is at the corner building and there is no way anyone who wants to take a picture would not do so. I would have advise him to change the sign to "please come inside" and gain some goodwill and customer. I for one won't mind buying a T-shirt for the picture I took but the rebellious part of me would not patron the place. That is my nasty trait, sorry.


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