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Lost and Found

Lost and found in Dubai
Lost and found in Dubai

To find ourselves we must first be hopelessly lost.

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Chasing Time~

chasing time~ Boracay
chasing time~ Boracay

It’s a funny thing, time. I remember as a child not minding time at all; being and living in the moment; existing in a plane where time had no say in my business. Then slowly things begin to change. Time would no longer allow itself to be ignored. It wants to assert its managerial role in the affairs of my human existence. Freedom is replaced by deadlines, strict appointments and duties to be fulfilled on ‘time’. But little does time know that I remember what it was like to be free, and that I can escape to that place where I kept my childhood alive and well. Don’t tell time…

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Boracay inspiration life Photography

Day 30~ August 30th~ Boracay

footsteps

Do we live our lives in a way that our footsteps will be worth following?

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Boracay inspiration life Photography

Day 23~ August 23rd~ Boracay

Breaking waves

My 8 year old daughter is fascinated by supernatural phenomena and is constantly asking about way a person can become a wizard. I have found that the best way to answer her constant questioning is by turning her to the best teacher of all, nature.

I have put her to the task of collecting examples of natural laws and she goes on somewhat patiently collecting examples of opposites (like day and night, up and down), then things that come in 3s, 4s, 7s and so on. Last night we were going on about waves which led me to my own research about the intricate motion and physics behind waves (fascinating). One type of waves is the breaking wave, the one whose top becomes way too heavy for its base to handle and is eventually forced to break. I thought how profound that is, and how similar it is to the towers of kings and queens in history that had a weak foundation and eventually came tumbling down as they still do today…

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Boracay life Photography

Day 22~ August 22nd~ Boracay

a show of force

All we need is to stand on a seashore watching a storm brew over the ocean to realize that when it comes to the distribution of force, nature has the upper hand. We could be shaken, blown away, flooded, drowned, or dehydrated at any moment with minimal effort on the planet’s part. And I do wonder seeing how we abuse its resources without regard, when it might just be too much for our blue planet and it decides to flick us away or smash us as we would a blood sucking mosquito. Wouldn’t you if you were a planet?

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Boracay inspiration life Photography

Day 17~ August 17th~ Boracay

driven

If you had to fly almost all day to reach your holiday destination, then drive in a bus for more than 2 hours, followed by a rough ferry ride and finally climb in a rickshaw to reach your hotel, what would be the first thing you think of doing upon arrival?

Normally adults would want to check in, shower, have a drink, sit by the pool, relax…

Not children. Children drop everything and just run to the sea ignoring the tiredness, the late hour and the complaints of adults. They discard their shoes, dig their heels and hands in the sand and splash in the water giggling joyfully. The funny thing is that we build so many things as adults upon ourselves that forbid us from being so naturally responsive and free. Children are just doing the most appropriate thing in response to meeting the sea after such a long journey.

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Day 10~ August 10th~ Boracay

a tilted horizon

It is so curious how we sometimes obsess about making things straight when in fact almost everything is curvy on this feminine planet. Even a straight line curves to make a full circle if its ends were to meet. My apologies to readers and photographers who love to see a perfectly straight horizon, but the tilt intrigues and pleases me 🙂

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Day 4~ August 4th~ Boracay

fragile

They hold the promise of a better tomorrow and in them are the codings of the future we all place our hopes in. Shouldn’t our primary responsibility be to them and to their wellbeing?

 

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Day 3~ August 3rd~ Boracay

Island expression

What is it that causes people living on islands and in remote places to be drawn to decorating their own bodies? Why are tribal people painting their faces and their chests with different colors? What specific purpose does that practice serve?

a search in art about art for art…

photo taken: a local artist detail while engrossed in his painting on a beach in Boracay.

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Day 2~ August 2nd~ Boracay

stones, hands and bottle caps

If you were living in an island far far away, wouldn’t you invent your own games from what is available around you? Humans and their art…