“I wake up from a dream, and I feel…
The feelings are so intense, like the kind of feelings I can’t deny.
I close my eyes, back-tracking the scene I have seen.
While I am watching the scene unfold, my senses come alive.
I try to catch all the pieces in my mind.
But wind blows. Flash of memory is all I can catch.”
Just finished writing this piece of music track. It describes the kind of feelings that I have right after awakening from a dream.
Happy weekend! 😀
People say that practicing Chinese Calligraphy can bring benefits to both our physical and spiritual well being, such as increasing one’s discipline, concentration, persistence, and enhancing calmness and peacefulness. Although there is a list of benefits, but I do not think I would going to start practicing it soon, cause I am allergic to the ink.
This morning, I visited my boyfriend and saw him practicing Chinese Calligraphy. While I was watching him practicing, I silently think to myself, “He seems to like this kind of art so much. It has became his daily practice since a long time ago, I guess.” I asked him to write a word for me to be photographed and to be put on this post of this week. Then, he wrote me this:
It means “The Butterfly Dream of Zhuangzi”.
Once upon a time, Zhuangzi (also known as Zhuang Zhou) , a philosopher back in 300 BC to 200 BC, dreamed that he was a butterfly, and in the dream he was conscious only of his life as a butterfly and unaware that he was himself as a human being. Soon after awake, he found himself to be Zhou again.
Zhou: “Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.”
Have a nice weekend everyone. 😀
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Photo created on April 21, 2012.
Dreams are great portal to our inner self, deepest emotion, creativity and to the unknown. The thoughts and feelings which were being neglected or suppressed in waking state are constantly exposed in the dreams. For some people, thoughts and feelings are reflected directly to them, but for others, thoughts and feelings are presented in symbolic forms or in disguises.
I have a tendency to speak indirectly. Not all the time, but in some occasions when I would like to get myself something or ask somebody for help. Like, when I’m getting thirsty and want to have a drink, instead of saying directly to my friend that I need a drink, I would ask, “Are you thirsty?” or say something like, “Why isn’t here any vending machine?” Or in situation like when I was being asked about subject regarded to my own feelings or deepest thoughts, I may not tell a straight forward answer. I have to wander off the subject, and reveal the answer piece by piece. Most of the time, people are still wondering the meaning of my answer. I’m neither hiding any truth nor being dishonest, in fact, this is the way how I like to communicate with people.
Like in the dreams. Images and words we see in the dream world don’t exactly mean what they mean. The true meaning is well hidden. We have to uncover it, like unfolding the layers of the onions. Layer by layer. Piece by piece. Once we peel off all the layers, we see the core. Then, we start to realize how things work and why things are hidden in that way, and finally, we decipher the meaning of our own dreams. Once we understand the dream world, we will understand ourselves in a more complete form.
Have a nice weekend, everyone! 😀
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Photo created on April 14, 2012.
BAPTISM AND CONFIRMATION CEREMONY
Photo taken with an Iphone 4s and edited with Snapseed.
Wish you all have a wonderful Easter holiday! 😀
This music track describes a journey in which a man leaves his home in the city. Along the journey, he feels nostalgic for the nature and when he finally find a place to stay, he build a tree house and decides to live there forever…
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Photo created on April 1, 2012.