the mudpond

It's good to let things breathe in your imagination because often your initial response to it is not the best thought-through response. I savour little glimpses of life. Mine and those of people who turn me sideways and around. Friend or stranger. Even a child. (the world looks different from down there) Sometimes an author, photographer, artist. I let things saturate and incubate here. Hopefully, deeper meanings can percolate up and flower.

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A stray cat.


Optimism from Lawrence

ON APRIL FOOLS’ DAY, they announced his death. After battling lung, heart and kidney problems for a month, Europe’s longest reigning monarch finally passed on yesterday. His long reign was second only to Thailand’s Guiding Light.

After two (or three?) death watches, take an antidote to keep sadness at bay.

Mine’s from
D.H. Lawrence who was prone to alternating between blind optimism and bitter despair, when he turned towards nature as a source of hope and salvation:

For man, as for flower and beast and bird,
The supreme triumph is to be most vividly,
Most perfectly ALIVE

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