Dec 18, 2018 00:48:52

Encountering beauty: A photo essay

by @jasonleow | 218 words | 110πŸ”₯ | 110πŸ’Œ

Jason Leow

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Day 12 of the #200wad challenge.


I'm here now in Ubud, Bali on a solo personal retreat for some year-end reflection and rejuvenation. Every evening for the past weeks, I'd been taking walks, something I never had time or interest to do. It's a beautiful way to end the day - a "perfect evening" if you may. I took some photos here.




Right now, it’s harvest time in Ubud, and a beautiful time to stroll among golden fields of fluffy, ripe rice. I walk past intriguing traditional Balinese homes floating in moats of that golden fluffiness. A mother holds her child as they head home, just as ducks herd themselves back to their pen at sunset. I hear the farmers joking and teasing each other as they work. I don't understand a word but you can feel the unimpeded joy, the relaxed freeness in their words. The harvest is plentiful, and the labourers are many.


On a whim, I too felt like joining them. With abandon, tossing away my flipflops as they did, barefoot on Mother Earth, toiling, sweating, but free. It couldn’t be more different from my air-conditioned, urbanized existence back in Singapore, but for that brief moment, it felt like home.πŸŒΎπŸ˜‡πŸŒΎ


A brief, fleeting moment of encountering beauty. Almost clichΓ©. Definitely indulgent. But lovely, nonetheless. 

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  • 1

    @jasonleow nicely written jason!

    lowen flowen avatar lowen flowen | Dec 18, 2018 10:30:08
    • 1

      @flowen thank you!

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 19, 2018 01:50:28
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    @jasonleow This was beautiful!

    Nerissa avatar Nerissa | Dec 18, 2018 03:54:06
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      @nerissa yes it was! :)

      Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Dec 19, 2018 01:50:53
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