Look through my eyes…

People perceive things differently. You may not see what I see and vice versa. This is a photograph of the seasonal fruit – buah dabai (black olive), most commonly found around Sibu and the Rejang basin…

Dabai

At one glance, they may look the same – oval, black with a yellow dot at the top…but they are definitely not the same. Some are big, others are small. Some are rounder, others are oval, some have thicker flesh and others do not. Some are very lemak (rich) and others do not measure up at all. Likewise, people are different in their own ways and even in a group of people with the same interest, one may (try to) stand out from among the rest…like that dabai in the photograph and yet, one in the background seems to be getting all the focus. And like people too, some are worth more than others, don’t you agree?

Now, this next photograph shows a row of identical pillars…

Pillars

…or at least, they were – more or less. But if you look closely, you may notice that some are beginning to crack under pressure…and should they crumble and fall, perhaps the whole structure may collapse. As they say, united we stand, divided we fall.

Moving on, what immediately comes to mind when you see this?

X'mas mood

On my part, it made me think of Christmas. Well, it is still a long way to go…but I noticed that some people are already talking about it (on Facebook, at least) – making plans for the season and listening to Christmas songs. Some shops have already put up the decorations, probably believing that the early bird will catch the worm.

And I like what I see in this last one…

Life after death

Do not write off somebody whom you regard as old and useless just yet…for out of a piece of deadwood, life may just spring up unexpectedly. Or perhaps you feel that the photograph symbolises one thing – life after death!

What do you all think? A penny for your thoughts…