Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

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This week’s Photo Challenge is Endurance.

Looking up the dictionary, endurance means:

: the ability to do something difficult for a long time

: the ability to deal with pain or suffering that continues for a long time

: the quality of continuing for a long time

The challenger shows a Maya building that has endured the environment for a long time.

In my view, it shouldn’t be that difficult to show structures that lasted for thousands of years, the Great Wall of China and the Saqqara pyramids of Egypt are classic examples.

Humanity was the subject of last week’s challenge.

It think it is a bigger challenge to show Endurance as a human quality.DSCF0012

With that in mind, I am showing two sculptures of Ju Ming.DSCF0036

Both shows a man in waiting.

But they have different postures.

They are enduring the passage of time – as many of us here are, waiting, while time just tickling away (instead of cherishing every minute of it) !

The Dog that lives on the Fishing Raft (A Shower a Day)

A shower a day, keeps the heat away!

Here is a photo taken by my friend CP.

Dor Dor is having a shower, he has one of his eyes shut to prevent ingress of water, otherwise he was thoroughly enjoying it.436426663_e541ab886b_o

Dor Dor’s owner,  a woman, was giving him a shower.

She belongs to the Tanka people – people who catch fishes in Hong Kong for a living. With fish resource now dwindled, some of them resort to rearing fishes in the sea.

Her traditional straw hat keeps out the sun, she was wearing a colorful shirt and has Crocs on for her shoes.

In the picture, you can also see  how those mariculture rafts are assembled – basically inexpensively from plastic water tanks on the peripheral and with fish nets in the interior.

Hope this picture helps you to understand the condition under which Dor Dor lives!