Ugly beautiful

Author: cc@quaintmelody  |  Category: photography, thoughts in my mind, thoughts in pictures

Plant . Winter 2008 . by cc
My photos tend to have dark undertones, or so I’ve been told. click photo to enlarge.

This photo disturbs me a little, but it’s also one of my favourites.
It seems so much like life. At times, it is like a bed of roses, but there will always be thorns lurking in the most unexpected corners;
When we thought things had hit their lowest, the lights often present itself during our most
forlorn state.
Sometimes. that little bit of imperfection is what makes it perfect.
That very shattered bits are what we need to put things back in perspective.

Disastrous yet hopeful, such is life.

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35 Responses to “Ugly beautiful”

  1. Darren Says:

    Very, very meaningful.
    Really luv ur words la..=)

    CC: Thank you very very much! 🙂


  2. tsuchong Says:

    It’s a great picture

    Your words made it even nicer : )

    CC: Thank you for your compliment! Hope to see you here again. 🙂


  3. zewt Says:

    disturb u? why? nothing wrong i think.

    CC: The ends of the plants are kinda diseased. It’s all about perception isn’t it!


  4. Jeremy C Says:

    i like dark undertones.

    the mystery of it all, that’s what makes it interesting, whatever it may be…

    CC: So do I! The mystery is what motivates me.


  5. day-dreamer Says:

    When a door closes, another window opens…

    CC: So true.


  6. nic Says:

    meaningful! very well written

    CC: Thank you! 🙂


  7. ilene Says:

    Hi CC, you have a way with words!

    I see you’re into photography since you’ve got hold of that camera! Nice shots too!

    CC: Thanks ilene! Yes it’s become my favourite pastime.


  8. Crazyfool Says:

    well.. nice word. and u notice something?
    check the middle leaf,,, got eye.. and look like a bird!! 🙂

    CC: Good observation there! It does looks a little like bird. 🙂


  9. rimus Says:

    its best describe me in this post…

    CC: 🙂


  10. Daryl Says:

    There is perfection in imperfection. Even amidst squalor there is splendor. There’s beauty even in ugliness. Just like life, everything is in transition. Nothing remains, nothing stays forever. And yet nothing is random and everything happens for a reason.

    CC: I agree.


  11. shionge Says:

    So let’s enjoy life while it lasts cc, with imperfection we learn to appreciate perfection too 😀

    CC: I think that’s the whole idea. 🙂 Let’s enjoy it! 🙂


  12. Che-Cheh Says:

    If everything is perfect then there’s nothing to learn about in life.

    CC: That’s right! It’d be so boring!


  13. huei Says:

    very true! life’s stinks sometimes..but there’s always a light at the end to brighten everything up =D

    CC: And the brightness will make those shadowed times worthwhile. 🙂


  14. BaLQiZ Says:

    Sometimes, not getting what you want can be a blessing in disguise. So, living in an unperfect life can be a wonderful stroke of luck. That’s what I like to believe 🙂

    CC: That is true. That’s a chinese idiom to that effect too. When you loose something, it maybe a blessing in disguise. 🙂


  15. yung . Says:

    I guess your post almost touched everyone at their heart. Nice one. Let’s together look forward to the light that shines on us..

    CC: Thank you! Yes, let’s! 🙂


  16. iamthewitch Says:

    I’ve learnt that imperfection makes the us all realize we’re humans. And we see past the imperfections, we’ll realize that everything we have is just so perfect. 🙂

    CC: Indeed, the imperfection is what completes us.


  17. My Bug Life Says:

    What kind of plant is this? Strange looking leaves..esp the patterns / colours at the edge of its leaves. I didn’t find it disturbing..just not ordinary 🙂

    CC: Not sure what plant it is, it’s in one of my neigbours’ courtyard.


  18. SimpleAlex Says:

    IRONIC… =) We just can’t be sure what will happen..

    CC: The unknown is one of the best parts of life.


  19. Borneo Falcon Says:

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Still a beautiful photo to me

    CC: It’s all about perception.


  20. khengsiong Says:

    Speaking of imperfection… I often read of stories of imperfect couple making a perfect marriage.

    Depends on how you look at it…

    CC: Minus times minus equals plus!


  21. suituapui Says:

    Life’s like that…but the hurt and pain you encounter along the way will help make you a better and stronger person.

    CC: Yes, I always think the journey is as, if not more important than the destination. It is the many trials and turbulence along the way that help shape who we are.


  22. Hazel Says:

    this photo is really suit the title simply ugly and simply beautiful

    CC: Thank you! 🙂


  23. Choonie Says:

    I like the pic and with what I had just gone through, your words touch me too.

    CC: Thank you! I’m glad they help! It means a lot to me. 🙂


  24. chinnee Says:

    deep thought between the lines. agree with you though!

    CC: Hope you’re doing well, chinnee. 🙂


  25. doreen Says:

    I love this photo! The ravages of time yet still standing strong enjoying it’s life

    CC: Thank you! It’s one of my favourites.


  26. hp84 Says:

    hi.. thanks for coming to my blog.
    You have a nice and meaningful blog. I think i’ll come often.
    Life is full of ups and downs, which made life much more beautiful.

    CC: Thanks for visiting! Indeed, without those, it’ll just be bland. Hope to see you around!


  27. Liz aka Kess' Mama Says:

    Your ability to photograph the ordinary and transform it into something extraordinary is incredible. A sharp insight!

    CC: Thank you very much Liz! 🙂


  28. eastcoastlife Says:

    Perfect imperfection. Wow! Not every body can accept such defects.

    CC: Something too perfect can be quite over the top, don’t you think?


  29. emotionalistic Says:

    Life is not perfect.

    CC: And neither shall it be.


  30. eiling Says:

    i like it. it shows the imperfections of life. the old dies and give way to a new life.

    CC: I like how you look at it.


  31. Ann Says:

    When you pass the thron, usually you get the flower! Wonderfully taken, wonderfully said.

    CC: Thank you! 🙂


  32. MonkeyWong Says:


    CC: I’m glad you found it so. 🙂


  33. Piggy Says:

    Ya, agree, such is life. Full of ups and downs. Life is too short to be wasted……..
    Nicely explained. Words of wisdom 🙂

    CC: Thank you! Just some words from my heart. 🙂


  34. narrowband Says:

    Nice photo! Love the lighting and colours 🙂

    Disastrous yet hopeful? Reminds me of Lee Chong Wei vs Lin Dan 🙁

    CC: Thank you! Haha, you can say that again!


  35. bidarlah Says:

    wow! nice colours.

    and totally agree with u on imperfection!

    Those are the things we look back on and cherish.

    CC: Yes, they left a more lasting impact.


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