Traveling with zen

‘One way to think of zen is this: a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts. “Sun is warm, grass is green.” ‘(by justanotherperson July 27 2005, abstracted from Urban Dictionary)


近年,了解到世事本質的「無常」,世上所有物件也只是因緣聚合來到自己手上,實談不上甚麼真正擁有,更遑論永恆。自此,對物質的欲求減低了。喜歡的,拍個照就是,不必帶走。「拍下過,記住過,好過擁有」,也是種浪漫。要記念和這個地方的緣份,找一塊合眼緣的fridge magnet,在當地給自己寄一張明信片回家。物輕而情重,這樣就好。

The Bad Kid Forever

Endless stretches of rundown streets; stone steps outside the old mansions with fading glories; random benches under the shade of leafy tropical trees; shadowy corners of drinking holes – these visual images are the only things that remain in my travel memories of Havana – all that with the presence of G and A.  Bits of the numerous conversations we had in all these places pop up alongside the snapshot images after all these years. But I remember the things of G far better – this bad kid forever.