Blessed, Beach – IMRAN™

I do not fancy myself a poet. And, though challenges remain in my life, as for most of us, the blessings that abound cannot be counted.

I could not resist tapping this out to my friends and followers from my iPhone on a (chilly) night, standing at the beach of my blessed home at Heron Pointe, New York….

Walking along the rippling waterline on my beach. Definitely not T-shirt temperature. New Moon a thin orange sliver, perched atop the horizon, wants to get cozy under the (cloud) covers – but they’re nowhere to be found. Shiny stars glint in the night’s cold eye, as dark skies silently hear the wind’s sighs. I stand still, on my own will, humbled, as I realize again – How Blessed Am I !

June 4, 2011 − 1145 PM via iPhone

© Imran Anwar

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Pray, Japan : Heian Shrine, Kyoto – IMRAN™

The Heian Shrine, in Kyoto, Japan was a place I visited only once, during a memorable nearly 2 month long stay in Japan. It is a busy place, with lots of visitors. I had to be very patient, and click in perfect timing, to get this shot with not a soul in the photo frame.

How time flies.

Built in 1895, on the 1100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto, it was nearing it’s own 100th anniversary when I arrived there. And that was nearly 20 years ago.

How time flies. How life flows, until we are nothing but a dim afterglow, in the corridors of history, long forgotten even as the places we tread, as emperors or visitors, live on forever.

May the clouds of radiation dissipate from the skies of Japan, and may it again shine in its glory as a home to one of the finest people in the world.

With memories of this temple, a place to Pray, Japan and people long gone or recently lost, in my heart and on my mind…

© 1995-2011 IMRAN™
Minolta 7000i Photo Scan

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