Monday, May 11, 2015

Aiming for the Stars






A long time ago, I had this dream to go to the Moon and walk around there (more like float a short distance) and take a good look at the Earth and like real astronauts do -- marvel at its beauty. But now I know that for me the whole idea of going to the Moon just to look around makes no sense. Even if I could wear a bulky spacesuit and survived in it, I couldn't justify my presence up there as a mere Earth watcher.

Did I have tonnes of money and a real chance to burn it on a space trip, I still would want to stay down here. How about if I just look upon the sky at night to marvel at the Moon and see the stars shine? And in the meantime, I can walk around in my pajamas and take a deep breath with no need to wear protective gear. And I can do that again and again as many times as I want to. How lucky is that?



Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Dancer


The dancer first presented the outfit and then did some dance moves. As his hand reached the ground and his legs flew up high, the podium started to tilt. At the same time, all but one of the audience members started to lean to one side. Unfazed, a guy in a black leather jacket crossed his arms over his chest and braced himself to keep his balance. 
 
Seriously, I just wanted to have the background be blurred and the dancer frozen in motion. Instead of trying to get a proper exposure, I was wondering how comfortable it is to dance in jeans and a bottom-up shirt. How much freedom of movement does such an outfit give a dancer? All the freedom they want if shirt and jeans are a loose fit.