17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
We are all so caught up in the rush of our everyday lives that we often forget to stop; even for just a small fraction of time and be happy in that moment. There are too many new things that we have to do every day: new information and technology to catch up with, friends, family, work or well, academics? How often do we really realise that all we are doing is chasing a future that does not exist? How often do we enjoy the emotions that paint our surroundings? How often do we give ourselves time to be happy? I am a student of architecture and I know what it feels like, but sometimes I do like to enjoy my cup of tea and stare into the oblivion.
As a student of architecture, travelling is something I love to do. Whether it is a study tour, a family vacation or just an exploration, there is no reason I would say no to an opportunity that comes by. During the end of my first semester I found myself in Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu documenting the beautiful French town established by them as their trading headquarters in India. I was so burdened by the stress of my submissions that missed out on admiring the beauty of the life that echoed throughout the streets. My consciousness told me to look up into it and for a brief moment, I was entranced. No, I did not pull out my canon to capture the emotions. I laid quietly and stared into oblivion, finally, lost in time.
© MESHULLAM NONGSTENG.
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||June 8, 2019, 2:08 a.m.
||Canon EOS 550D