Thursday, November 8, 2007

this woman made me think


I realized how tired I am when I saw this woman having a respite under the Dita tree at Virac downtown. At that moment, I want to sit beside her to get at least a brief interval of rest and be just an spectator of the hustle and bustle of the busy downtown. I did not. I was in a hurry.
Aren't we always in a hurry for something? We are constantly on the run, always wanting to be at pace with the pack, and sometimes wanting to be ahead in this marathon called life. We are always busy that we forget to pause for a moment and reflect if the things that keep us running all day give us a deeper sense of satisfaction and joy. Are we running towards the right direction?

I am glad I took this picture. This will be my constant reminder to give myself a timeout and rethink how I can move forward again without the pervading sense of urgency surrounding me. Maybe next time, you will see me sitting under that Dita tree.

7 comments:

LAD said...

I felt the emotion of the picture. As a photographer I know how well the subject is according to how they act.

Scenes like this really turns us thinking of how busy we are and how others dwell with exhaustion.

Reflect day by day, this will remind us how far we've gone for the day, and how long will be the journey ahead.

Hey i want to be a member too. ^^ heres my email sinobaako@gmail.com

Anino said...

Panalo ang picture!Ikaw ba talaga ang kumuha niyan?Nahihiya kasi akong magkukuha ng ganyang uri ng larawan.

Eric said...

I just found my way here thru my pal Fjordz,a member I guess.
The picture truly tells a lot how painful and sad living in this sinful world...collosal problems that brings us to severe exhaustion made this woman find her resting nest at the baleti tree...
Nice capture.....
wish to be involve here: eric173@gmail.com

joy-joy said...

salamat anino at eric :D ako nga ang kumuha ng picture na yan.

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