It’s great to capture those magic moments but also important I think to find a balance - let these happen and not ruin them by always taking a photo. Sometimes the memory of the moment is the most important thing to capture.
I just finished this book for the first time and all I can say is - wow! I can’t stop thinking about it - the wonderful prose, the characters, the quotes and the issues raised in it…. I can’t believe I haven’t read it sooner, I feel robbed as I think it could actually be my favourite book EVER. If you haven’t read this book, do give it a go.
A beautiful send off for visiting ancestral spirits…
Obon Matsuri is a Japanese Buddhist festival that is a time for honouring the souls of dead ancestors whose spirits supposedly come back to visit their earthly family. In the evening of the last day waterways are illuminated by hundreds of floating paper lanterns that are cast off down the rivers to send the visiting spirits of ancestors back to the realms of the dead.
Again this is archive from PostSecret and I think this is very true. With the rise in social networking with sites like Facebook, it’s all too easy to compare lives with those around us and ask ourselves why we aren’t having more fun, visiting such amazing places or maybe meeting that dream partner. However, I think its important to remember that those sites are what I call ‘personal PR’ - they’re not the real story, it’s just what the person wants you to see or believe about them. So stop checking Facebook and accept, and say thank you, what you do have. For that’s where true happiness lies….