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New year’s First Sunrise — (well, almost)


New year’s First Sunrise —– well, not quite.  It’s the second one.  

Yesterday was a bit cloudy = so, this is in deed, the first opportunity

to take picture though ……… I didn’t even go out of my room,

let alone go-up a hill or a beach to take typical photo.


Worse still, I didn’t even rise a bamboo blind.  Still, with a longer 

lens with its shallow depth of field, bamboo-blind was disappeared.  

And at least, the photo on top is a genuine photo of SUNRISE !

—– but, first of all, why do we bother a day next of 31st of December ?    

or So-called New year’s day.  

It’s not even a Winter Solstice-day = just arbitrarily man-named day

= a products of human imagination.     Nothing absolute !


We human invented so many rules and the patterns for us

to be bound or even enslaved by it.  

Like, if we use English, we have to follow its strict rules.  

Or some of the people created their own God and follow it.

—– so, to take a special significance of the NEW-YEAR’S DAY

—– IS just depends on our mind-set.  

Mind has created “Special Day” and the mind enforce its belief.

—– still, it is only in our imagination.  It might be fun and

able to have a kind of comfort to feel a part of the larger society

though —– we may better to think “Why do I follow this ?”

There could be the other kind of life “If not follow it”.

Enlightenment is to liberate the mind yet I wouldn’t simply say

brake the convention —– to chose the same convention, same

conclusion could be a feasible choice. 

Still, to see it in different eyes, everyday could be a fresh first day.

Have a peaceful and joyful year.




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  1. bentehaarstad said, on January 2, 2014 at 18:33

    Nice sunrise! Have a peaceful year too, and a lot of fun!

  2. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on January 3, 2014 at 20:31

    Lovely images and thoughts. I’ve missed seeing you, Yoshi-sensei. 🙂 Peace.

  3. Paul said, on January 5, 2014 at 14:07

    wise words Yoshi…it reminds of a saying I heard somewhere: “Before enlightenment, fetch wood, carry water. After enlightenment, fetch wood, carry water.” Just because the limits of thought have been extended doesn’t mean that the limits placed have no reason to been placed in the first place..great photo.

    • yoshizen said, on January 5, 2014 at 15:31

      You got it right, Paul !
      Enlightenment doesn’t make anybody special nor gives
      anything mythical notion or understanding. —– but
      simply shows no such things exists = since it is Void.
      As it is Void, what fuss about fetch wood or see a sunrise. No fuss = Just do it = Peace 😀 😀

  4. drawandshoot said, on January 5, 2014 at 18:17

    I like your take on the sunrise, Yoshi! : )
    Best wishes for a creative and wonderful 2014.

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