from up high
everything down below seems tiny
a unique vantage point
to put life into perspective
we are a tiny particles dancing
in a boundless playground
so let go of your worries
embrace your dreams
and fly high
sitting alone on a cold bench in the middle of a stairwell in hong kong, an old lady rests her tired, anguishing bones.
clutching at her belongings, she seems to be hanging on to life itself.
a ray of warm light bursts through the clouds, slips between the oppressive buildings, lighting her soul on white fire.
resembling the orb we live in, the silver bean reflects its surroundings and bends them along its curves.
in it, i see a beautiful metaphor of life, and the funny ways it twists and bends and comes back around to greet you.
to embrace you.
its given name by anish kapoor, its creator, is ‘cloud gate’.
a fitting frame for chicago’s backyard, the millennium park.