Friday, July 10, 2015

life anonymous

Our view can be distorted or blocked by obstacles, even as beautiful as a colorful bouquet of flowers, be it beauty, pleasures of the world, temptations, achievements, wealth & all that can become obsessions, that lead us to stray from our true paths/purpose. As our vision becomes blurred, life becomes anonymous--purposeless--like the faceless silhouette of "me". 
This stream of photos tells a story, but I'll leave it open-ended until the end.
"Obstacles" can be present while we aren't aware; but they also can be existing because we ourselves put them there. In either case, we sidetrack & lose face of who we are until we gradually come to realize that there has been an obstacle (the lone plant) in our way that we need to jump over, or get rid of. We find that the lone plant belongs to a whole herd of flowers. We've found where it originally stemmed from. Now we know what has been keeping us from moving forward and so we "jump over". We finally see our path...
 The "flowers" may wither away, but aren't necessarily gone. This may frustrate us, leaving us hopeless. But we learn to live with it. It's the past that choreographs into future; it's what makes up our lives & who we were made to be. We've got a whole road in front of us. Let's keep walking 'til we reach.....
Some people may say, "Focus on the bigger picture". 
& some others... "Focus on things of eternal value".
I wore blue-green flip flops with the dress to depict the barefooted-ness; to capture the fact that this concept is universal, grounded in human nature.
The white dress symbolizes the absence of color, while in contrast the flowers are vivid with color. 
The "flowers" make us colorful.
♡ h e l e n  p a l m t i
photocredits: Grace Chang, edits: me

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