by Old Monk May. 01, 2017 1610 views

Once I was traveling to a Hilly town of Himalaya in a bus,my fellow passenger was a Hermit.It was a public transport and I wanted to get some Photographs of great Himalayan beauty so I asked him that may I use the window seat,he smiled and gave me the permission to exchange our seats.As the journey began I put on my earphones and got busy in capturing the exquisite vistas.After a journey of half an hour The Monk asked me "what kind of Photography do you like young man". The question came so abruptly and I was using earphones so I was like"sorry what did you say".He said "I didn't want to disturb you but if you are interested,can we have a conversation,I'm actually getting bored".I said "yes,why not".He said"whats your age?I replied its Nineteen.After asking some more question about my education and hobbies,He then repeated his earlier question"So what kind of Photography do you like kid,I replied "mmmmm....I love to capture everything that allured me,anything that seems beautiful".

He then Asked that's good but still there must be something that captivate you more than anything else does.

I said"Well Wildlife Photography is my favorite then"

The Monk kept quite for a while and then replied"My child,may I ask you something,why a place where, living and grown with well educated and well mannered fellows,a person got robbed or murdered or deceived or harassed by one of those well educated well mannered and socialistic people,sometimes by his own people,is called Metropolitan society? on the other hand a scenario where a little mama bird wake up in the morning fly across many fields and rivers to get some food for baby bird without deceiving or tricking anyone else is called Wildlife. Where is the Wildness in that soft Love."

Neither did I have the answer at that time nor is this time.


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G B 3 years, 7 months ago

What a great point to ponder! and a lovely photo to go along with it...

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Old Monk Replied to G B 3 years, 7 months ago

thank you again glo.... collection of moments i passed through

3 years, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 11 months ago

Your story is truly captivating. Amazing encounter you had.

3 years, 11 months ago Edited
Old Monk Replied to Antonio Gil 3 years, 11 months ago

Thank you sir...
It was really an amazing encounter, it have changed my perception to see things actually

3 years, 11 months ago Edited