A moment

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

Ahuriri, Napier . February 2013

Adult Pi Patel: I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.

A new begining

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

Summer Road Trip . South Island NZ | Quaint Melody

A beginning of many bright days ahead. Here we go again! 🙂

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Laugh . Dream . Love

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

Laugh . Dream . Love | quaintmelody.com

Another decade gone, just like that.
Laughter shared, dreams realised, love treasured.
Isn’t that what it supposed to be? Days of our lives.

Here’s to many more cherished moments!

Turning

Author: cc@quaintmelody  |  Category: thoughts in my mind

Turning, as narrated by Venerable Master Hsing Yun

Words that enlighten my world.
It’s a matter of choice, we just need to open our minds to see the light.

chinese version here.

Time

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

Time . Winter 2009 . by cc
click photo to enlarge.

It is funny, how quickly you move
Flowing through those happy moments in the blink of the eye
It is merciless how slowly you drag on
Through the dark and hollow hours

I am lost
In the waft that is time…

It is moments like this I shall persevere
Resting like a bear in hibernation
Long as I could I wait
For the idyllic days won’t be far
Longing for the psychedelic lights
Shinning upon me once again

我拼命想抓住那 時間的沙流
卻怎麼只有 空洞的風
陪我漫步欄柵

Idyllic bliss

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

Dusk at Mt Eden . Mid-Autumn . Spring 2008
Dusk on the summit of Mt Eden click photo to enlarge.

I spent the mid-autumn festival afternoon on Mt Eden. It is always very windy up there. I started snapping photos while waiting for the moon to come out. The temperature was freezing and my fingers seemed to have taken on a life of their own after awhile, but still I kept on snapping. Funny how our passion almost always enable us to push through unfavourable conditions.

Standing atop the once volcanic mountain braving the freezing winds, my mind wondered off to those days where festive seasons spelled out fun and laughter. As a kid, I anticipated every traditional celebration. I remember walking around the suburbs back home with my colourful lanterns every mid-autumn festival, prancing around with my friends. The laughter and colours are still fresh in my mind. Those picturesque moments are permanently locked in the precious corner of my memories.

Life may throw me a curve ball ever now and then, but I soldier on the passages, continue to search for the buoyant nature in me as a kid, the simple bliss of life.

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.

This too shall pass

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

Man on Mission Bay . Winter 2008 . by cc
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I pondered, over and over, searching for something that wasn’t there.
‘Let it be for now,’ a voice rang in my mind.
‘Just remember, this too shall pass.’