Where in the world is this?
Out with the old and in with the new
Read somewhere that the Year of the Dragon (2012) was going to be a year of ups and down – just like the serrated edge of a dragon’s back, this as pictured in a kiddies depiction of a dragon or a dinosaur.
Then, more or less from similar sources, read somewhere that the Year of the Snake (2013) was going to be a year of profound if not significant changes.
Of the last, this past Lunar Year, as in the Year of Dragon, is not yet done. And yes, its been something of a year of profound changes. 2012 may have been something a ride. This past year has been what it’s been and I’m still wondering what’s hit me.
Change is sometimes associated with growth. In order for a snake, or any other reptile for that matter, to grow, it needs to shed its skin.
In this past year, it feels as though I’ve shed several skins. Have I grown as part of this process? Not sure at this stage. Still feel as though I’m deeply immersed in this process – as in shedding skins, clearing out the old and trying to make way and space for the new. And, still seem to be growing and trying to adapt to all the changes that have come this way in recent times.
With the Lunar New Year approaching (January 30), the Year of the Horse is looming. It will be interesting to see how things will evolve in the near future. More on all this another time.
All these thoughts came to mind when editing the above image. Here, some ladies are consulting a fortune-teller on Canal Road in Causeway Bay in Hong Kong.
TECHNICAL NOTES: This image was taken using a Fujifilm X-T1 digital capture device coupled with a Fujinon Super EBC XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS lens.
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originally written and posted on 140116- reposted on 190119 – revised on 230327.