Photo Journal

Photo Challenge/ Photo Journal: Y is for Yearning

It’s Tuesday once again! Time to join Frizztext’s A-Z Challenge. Letter this week is Y, and so I chose the theme Yearning. These photos are taken by our featured photographer Joshua Formentera. These photos were on exhibit in Berlin until 15th of this month.

Yearning

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.” 
― George Eliot

“I’ve wandered through the real world, and written myself through the darkness of the streets inside me. I see people walking through the city and wonder where they’ve been, and what the moments of their lives have done to them. If they’re anything like me, their moments have held them up and shot them down.
Sometimes I just survive.
But sometimes I stand on the rooftop of my existence, arms stretched out, begging for more.
That’s when the stories show up in me.
They find me all the time.
They’re made of underdogs and fighters. They’re made of hunger and desire and trying to live decent.
The only trouble is, I don’t know which of those stories comes first.
Maybe they all just merge into one.
We’ll see, I guess.
I’ll let you know when I decide.” 
― Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

“Hunger is the best seasoning.” 
― Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

3 comments on “Photo Challenge/ Photo Journal: Y is for Yearning

  1. Wow! Awesome words and photos. The first photo is especially stunning. At first glance, it looks like a painting. Beautiful. Here’s my entry:
    http://motherwifestudentworker.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/a-z-archive-y-challenge-yard/

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  2. I’m very touched by some lines of MARKUS ZUSAK:
    “I’ve wandered through the real world,
    and written myself through the darkness of the streets inside me.
    …Sometimes I just survive.
    But sometimes I stand on the rooftop of my existence,
    arms stretched out, begging for more.
    That’s when the stories show up in me…”
    ― Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

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  3. Simply extraordinary!
    Nice interpretations.
    Peace,
    Alexandria

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