Streets of Forbidden City - Beijing
Is this actually a thing?!?
Oh Beijing hahaha yes even with your smog i miss you
The Spirit of Winter
A collection of winter photos shot between 2012-2014 by Finnish photographer Mikko Lagerstedt.
For a while I couldn’t figure out why I was so upset. It shouldn’t have made me so upset. You shouldn’t have. But you did. And I didn’t understand why. Recently, I sort of had an epiphany. I realized that it was because I felt betrayed. Betrayed by a best friend. I felt I had been taken advantage of. I had given you full access to my vulnerability and welcomed you with open arms, only to be pushed aside. Sure, maybe it is my own fault for being so open. Maybe it is my fault for giving you the benefit of the doubt. But it was up to you to make sure I was right about you. I guess I am more disappointed in myself to have trusted you so much. So if you are wondering now why I may be acting so cold towards you, I hope you realize it is because I have learned about you as a person. And I refuse to allow you to take advantage of our friendship any longer. I will admit, I do miss you from time to time. Once upon a time, you were there for me when I needed you. But all you are now is a distant, bittersweet memory.
Learning to let go. It is so difficult to let go when every bone in your body shakes and quivers with passion. When your heart races at the mention or remembrance of something that so easily sets you off. It is like a switch inside you that you cannot control. One that you want to learn how to turn off and keep off forever. Where do you start? Where do you begin to let go? How do you let go? Let us start here and today.
photos by jeff dai in tibet and sichuan, china. the first photo is notable for the colourful airglow (weak atmospheric light emissions) and the gravity waves (most likely from a near by thunderstorm) shown, while the second photo, also showing airglow, has mount everest (or qomolangma, meaning mother of the universe in tibetan) in the background. (more astrophotography posts)