Shanghai, China, May 2007 [Click to enlarge]
Quick thanks: I'm blown away by the supportive comments you've all shared with me since I posted about my recent decision to shift my career into another lane/gear/direction (see here and here if you're just joining us.) It means so much to me that I'm surrounded by a community that cares. It's amazing how rich an environment we've created by simply saving charged particles to magnetic devices in faraway towns. It's so much more than virtual, and so very treasured. Thank you all, because encouragement is the fuel that drives future success. It's nice to know I'm not alone in any of this.This is one of my favorite images from the entire trip. There's something in the reflected light, the tone, the composition, something, that speaks to me and says that this is one of those magic moment images.
I took this at a Buddhist temple, a lush oasis of calm in the middle of a bustling city. Although the religion itself is rather far from my own belief system, I have long admired the places of worship of other religions. There's a certain comfort and peace to these places that is almost universal. (No Mom, I'm not converting. I just like the architecture and the lessons it can teach us. End digression.)
I took this as we headed out at the end of our visit. I turned back and saw this scene. Others in my group were already taking pictures of it as well, but I wanted to see if I could do the scene justice. I'm weird like that: sometimes, I just want to see it through my own lens before deciding if it's worth capturing. In this case, it was an emphatic yes.
Your turn: Do you learn from other religions? If so, what?