Bright colors and lights, they bring out the child in all of us, the child that smiles more often, worries less and is just more hopeful about life…
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.
What a potent symbol, the circle!
We live on a sphere, we receive daily warmth from a sphere, we have our nightly light from a sphere,
we spin in our universe among other spinning spheres.
And here on earth, you drop any liquid and it instantly forms itself into the most potent of all forms
the circle, the drop, the sphere!
And even inside our bodies, the smallest of things is a sphere!
As above so below!
Another mystery to ponder, and it goes everywhere…even into the magic of spirals
I am reading a book called Gilead, and in it I was moved by the character coming to the simple realization that the moon moves not in a circle around the earth, but in a spiral. I have always loved this contemplation of spirals in our universe and have loved to draw spirals repetitively.
Today, the second day in Boracay was a very internal kind of day for me. And I found that most of what I photographed was very close in, patterns, colors, shapes. Colors and lights stood out so much as part of what makes the beach area of Boracay what it is.