Day Three Hundred Four, November 22, 2011

in flight

Life these days is becoming a struggle to base oneself in the known, in scientific certainties, in facts confirmed in Wikipedia, in information validated by experts on television, on twitter, in newspapers,… we just need to have everything open and clear with no unpleasant surprises. But what about life’s mysteries? Do we still give room for those? Or do we miss them in our rush after the next confirmed fact?

I was walking the busy streets of Shanghai today when I felt something stop me in my tracks. Not just me, but a few other people too. There were birds tracing a circle around this building again and again and again, like a sacred dance for more than 20 minutes. The same circle, which was more like a spiral, and it was the most awe inspiring sight for me in the city that day. I felt a great calm come over me as I watched them and I knew that this phenomenon will forever be part of of my mystery box, my collection of unknowns, to marvel at and to mystery dream about.

19 thoughts on “Day Three Hundred Four, November 22, 2011

  1. Oh that’s excellent, Mimo, excellent, excellent! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything like that before – but wow! am I seeing great pics on various blogs these days! You’re right up there with the best! Adrian

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  2. I’ve told you this before when I first found your blog, but it needs repeating. I love your images, and the fact that you’re sending up one per day. Great creative exercise; I’m thinking about doing one a day next year. You’ve inspired me!

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  3. many greetings from Cologne, I was struck today as well from some strange and wonderfull birds dance appearing in front of my car on the way to work.
    Around what were they dancing, for whom, for what, about what, what did they want to say, to show, to tell us all

    I love your daily message
    hugs
    Sophie

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