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2017年5月16日 星期二

A sunless day (沒陽光的曰子)

The sun may not have decided to bestow his glory upon us.


But that need not mean one is completely helpless. 




One can always look for something else to shoot


something that doesn't need that special sparkle of the sun


Something not particularly sharp, bright, fresh and new


and even discolored


and discarded


and perhaps completely ordinary


But one can always try to look for some interesting shapes


and patterns


otherwise of no interest.


If one is determined enough


one can always find something a little less usual


a little more interesting


There are always shapes and colors


dirty or rusted


or regular, orderly and brand new


there are always all kinds of patterns


they need not all be natural


They may even be completely mechanical


or merely utilitarian


But somehow, nature seems a little more interesting.


Maybe, it's that nature is alive?


Maybe, she is always a little unexpected


she can appear in very many different shapes


and the most surprising mix of colors

  
or forms


the same thing may morph into something completely different


there's always a kind of careless serenity


a kind of quiet shimmering


by her side, the monotonous lack of human imagination stands in yawning contrast


Perhaps that's why people like to collect her forms


and decorate their fence with something alive


there's a kind of stubborn resilience


that wants to push for attention.


Perhaps that's why even tiny insect love her forms





and her boundless fertility.