I rarely talked about my family in my blog.
But on 11th Thursday my mom will be operated to have her malignant tumor in her colon removed.
To have a surgery at her old age is not very common and the complications it may attract are just worrying.
Here, I hope my mom’s operation will be a successful one and that the good Lord will have mercy on her guiding her to recovery.
I hope she is just like the green bamboo in this photo, evergreen and have a lot of will to survive.
She has sacrificed and so much for us when we were young. May the good Lord bless her and listen to our prayers.
PS Photo supplied by my classmate YM Chan to whom credit is due.
Have I been insensitive to upload a photo about Marriage is like being inside a cage when today is Mothers’ Day (at least, in our part of the World)?
Ju Ming is great in portraying the human side in his carved wood sculptures.
This photo is for Mothers’ Day.
Ju Ming shows how much we have been cared for and how much we would like to cling to our mothers when we were children.
Happy Mothers’ Day :-)
Just went to the local Art’s Museum to have a good look at Taiwanese Ju Ming’s sculptures.
This one is quite thought provoking – it shows a couple within a cage.
I suppose those outside the cage may like to be married and bounded by the cage.
Though at the same time, some people inside would like to get out of it.
In any case, it is up to you to choose whether you want to be in the cage or not.
The door lock (not clearly shown in my picture) is inside the cage, so for those who want to go out, they can do so at their own discretion.
PS The figures are carved in foam.
Wordless. . . . . . . . . . . . .also headless!
Photo of headless statutes, with one head on the ground, taken in Luxor, Egypt in 2000.
Beautiful pictures are developed from negatives in a dark room. So if you see darkness in your life be reassured that a beautiful picture is being prepared.
Sometimes, negatives are as good looking as the original picture.
The beautiful negative above is based on an image of the beach, palms, sky, islands etc. taken in Langkawi.
It looks like the sun is setting and the sky is glowed with orange.
The original picture is also shown.
The negative of a mosque in Istanbul is also shown. It looks mysteriously blue.
The original is also depicted.
In my view, negatives can be as beautiful as originals.
For many a time, I just sat in my living room, gazing out of my window.
I am particularly intrigued by clouds.
This dramatic image was taken last Summer. It shows white clouds vs black clouds.
There seemed to be a tug of war between fine and rainy weather; sunlight and darkness, hope and despair or maybe even between good and evil.
Maybe I am just too imaginative . . . . . . . . maybe, just maybe . . . . . . . . . . .
In the end, the white cloud will conquer.
” From within the lotus flower grows, up through the mud and the muck bypassing all that threatens to taint its emerging beauty and glory. Then it springs forth without spot or stain opening to the world around it to become a new light. This is the lotus flower and it comes from within you, it is the flower of the Buddha, your inner Buddha.”
- Venerable Retsuzen Shikata 2011