This challenge reminded me of a 1990 movie by this name starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Awakening of the body and the soul was like a miracle while it lasted only for a time in the movie. I do pray that we can be awaken everyday to the miracles that are happening around us. This photo was taken in Taiwan at a writer’s house somehow triggered me to think of awakening. The writings on the window loosely translated: I feel like I am flowing on clouds, flowing at sea, and flowing in this world.
Patterns are one of the key fundamental techniques in photography; it has become a habit lay deep in my subconscious when I pick up a camera. Here is an example of one when I was in Taiwan.
I was in Taiwan for a meeting last week and stayed behind few more days to visit and relax. I wanted to explore beyond Taipei, beyond the famous 101 building, and beyond the street night markets. About 40 minutes by MRT, I arrived Xinbeitou and went to the hot spring museum first before choosing which hot spring to go to. There are Japanese influences remained as part of the history of Japanese occupancy for 50 years. I wandered around and snapped this photo of an elderly couple beyond this window, thinking they are Japanese. I might be stereo-typing here, but Chinese men usually are not as talkative and Japanese women seems to be more submissive. Take a close look at them, what do you think?