Photo of the Week | Starry, Starry Night


My inspiration for photography has always been a desire to capture something spectacular, something unusual and something unique because I wanted to share pieces of my travels that my followers will experience in a special way, hence this weekly sharing was born. I hope you do.

BTW, I’ve added “Reflection to Life” portion whenever I post “Picture of the Week” – Please take time to read it and share your views on the comment section.

Here's another favorite picture from my Bohol travel long time ago when we’re sitting on the sand staring at the night sky while waiting for dinner to be served in a restaurant nearby. It was an incredibly still, clear night. Dark skies and no wind, the stars reflected like scattered diamonds dancing across the sky against deep blue backdrop, while the shy moon trying to hide from my sight. The moment was perfectly synced to Norah Jones music playing from my phone, the Nearness of You.

It's not the pale moon that excites me
That thrills and delights me
Oh no, it's just the nearness of you
It isn't your sweet conversation
That brings this sensation
Oh no, it's just the nearness of you
When you're in my arms
And I feel you so close to me
All my wildest dreams came true
I need no soft lights to enchant me
If you will only grant me
The right to hold you ever so tight
And to feel in the night
The nearness of you…

From my vantage point, I let my imagination free. Silhouette of coconut trees lined in the foreground seemed like protecting the moon, pushing away the beauty of dazzling array of twinkling stars. I was in awe, what a beautiful world we live in! The universe is amazing, so spectacular and magnificent, makes me want to cry for some reason as I enjoyed the display of power and beauty of nature. I am reminded that there is still peace and solitude to be found in this angry, lonely world of ours. 

Reflection to Life: The crescent moon represents us, ordinary people, who tend to shy away beautiful opportunities in life because were not full enough or maybe afraid to reciprocate the beauty life is offering. So, we tend to hide and choose to be unknown in our own universes not knowing that our own incredible light beacons, attracting that opportunity. Imagine the light from that distant stars and galaxies trying to attract us. It takes hundreds, thousands, even millions of years to reach us. What a disappointment to lose it in the last millisecond of its journey.

Are you willing to quit your job to start a business or the thing that you really want to do?  Dare to take that one opportunity that sparkle your way today.


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