This is the official blog of Winna Efendi, author of several bestselling Indonesian novels.

Minggu, 01 Agustus 2010

Day 08 - a photo that makes me sad

Not going to post any photos here, but I will tell you a story about the photo that makes me sad.

Just flicking around the photos in my digital camera a while ago when I stumbled across the last one. It was of my family, on Chinese New Year around 4 years ago. My grandfather was on a wheelchair, not quite looking at the camera. He looked so frail and so old, it brought tears to my eyes.

He died 3 years ago. It was during the early weeks of Eid Mubarak, and I remember sitting on the hospital cafeteria, waiting. And then he was gone.

It was the first time a close family member died.

So when I looked at the photograph, I was constantly reminded of how it used to be, the trip we took to the zoo and arcade, the things he'd done when we were younger, the things he said, and the look on his face.

Day 06 - a photo that makes you happy

Photos of flowers, the sky, the ocean, lights, and Ferris wheels especially make me happy. So here's one from a website. I think it looks beautiful.

Out of every flower in the world, daisies are my favorites in a photograph. They look so spunky, energetic yet innocent. Not as elegant as lilies, not as beautiful as roses, not as strong as sunflowers, not as carefree as dandelions, but there's something so sweet and pure about daisies..