Through the Eyes of Faith

This boy was so amazed to see an extra-wide lens mounted to my heavy camera. I looped the camera strap on my neck so that the position of the lens was right in front of my stomach, facing this boy’s eyes. Soon after having heard him saying an expression like “Che cannone!”, I pressed the shutter release without even thinking about exposure I had set before. Alas, I just made one shoot but I fortunately got the right focus and the exposure was not too bad.

The boy was actually following his mom, I guess, when he spontaneously stopped to see the big lens facing his eyes. He was really amazed to my “cannone” but, on the contrary, I did not even notice that he had a funny sticker covering his left eye. I was just aware of it after zooming the picture to his face. If only I had known it before, I would have had followed him with my zoom lens mounted to my DSLR.

Actually this little boy did not stop comfortably to observe my extra-wide lens because his mom seemed to drag him to a place nearby, where there was a performance. To his mom, her boy’s interest was a distraction to be there looking at the performance. This boy just wanted to stop.

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It’s interesting to see how the journey of life makes twists and turns. Some people think that they would never have guessed that they’d end up where they are now. Other people might say that the most scenic roads in life are the detours they did not mean to take. For those reasons, people come to believe that this life consists in ‘unlimited’ coincidences before arriving at their resolution to live this life as free as possible just to flow, following the stream of life.

What is coincidence? It’s only a symptom that we don’t have full control of life’s elements. We’d prefer saying “I happened to be here” to admitting that we don’t know why we decided something that leads us here with all these circumstances! Through the eyes of faith, coincidence is only a call to relate with The Omniscient Subject from whom people taste a sense of destiny. Otherwise, it would be a real distraction during their aimless wandering.

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