As an introvert, I don’t think you get many chances of starting a conversation. If you’ve missed one, in all probability, you’d spend the rest of  your time staring blankly. I’ve found it easier to observe people – than talk to them. Being silent, for most of the time, can give you a rare insight into the mind of absolute strangers. At any given instant, there can be a multitude of emotions that flash on a face. Out of all those complex emotions, there’s one that truly stands out. Contentment.

Criss Cross – Khajuraho, India.

At the cultural performance in Khajuraho, dancers gave it their all. Their vibrant costumes matched their zealous performance. And even if they weren’t happy, they ensured a smile never left their face.

Jubilation – Rome, Italy.

Everyone has or had an idol at some point in time. It can be a rockstar or a spiritual head. Depends on what you’re inclined to. And when you meet your idol, the joy is palpable.

Concentration – Beijing, China.

I’ve found concentration the hardest to master. My mind wanders through space and jumps through multiple universes and realities – all from the comfort of my desk. And that’s the thing with concentration, it’s all in the mind. You learn to control it and the rest will follow.

Laughter – Sikkim, India.

It isn’t by chance, that most Buddhist monasteries are built, in some of the highest points in the world. In the midst of the mountains and cool wind; it’s hard to hold onto a grudge.

En Guard – Seoul, South Korea.

Have you observed guards? They always have a grim expression. No matter which part of the world you’re from. It doesn’t matter if they are re-enacting a ceremony or actually guarding a frontier. A guard must have the same expression. That’s the pre-requisite for being a guard.

Icebergs on a Platter – Jökulsárlón, Iceland.

You don’t always need a face to build a story. Sometimes, part of the whole is all it takes to make something out of nothing.

Posted by:twobrownfeet

Writer-Photographer Duo. Now in Seoul.

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