I never really liked being a kid. I couldn’t understand why ‘adults‘ envied kids. As an adult, they could do what they wanted, wear what they liked, and didn’t have to give an examination to prove what they knew. Or so I thought.


I’m on the other side now. I’m the ‘adult’. And I get why most of the ‘adults‘ preferredΒ being kids.Β There’s a price to independent thought and being accountable for your actions.


Time might change your appearance, but doesn’t necessarily bring an open acceptance to your ideas or beliefs. Being an adult doesn’t warrant unbridled freedom either.


Each line earned – is a mark of – every battle fought in life. Stories get written onto your face, everyday. Tales of lost love, failed goals, and forgotten memories etch their way into your life.


And time can be brutal. It can keep ticking. And make you want to desperately turn it back.

Posted by:twobrownfeet

Writer-Photographer Duo. Now in Seoul.

26 replies on “WPC: Time

    1. Thanks, Indah! These are few of the people we met on our trips to Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Himachal Pradesh. The third shot was clicked on the insistence of the guy in the frame. He was really excited looking at Basil’s (old) camera. I wished we had a Instacam. πŸ™‚

  1. Such a thoughtful interpretation of this week’s challenge. I too as a kid wanted to be an adult and thought it came with a lot of freedom. But in actual fact, there’s more responsibility πŸ˜€ Going to work, waking up early now… I want to be a kid!

    1. I wish I had, Debbie. Basil (my hubby/travel partner) is the one with the lens and has captured 90% of the photographs on the site. I must admit, he knows how to capture emotion. Even his wildlife photography echoes the same style. Thank you for your generous praise!

      1. Haha! Not really. Photography is his hobby and he’s never really been formally trained in it. But, he’s getting better with each trip. Thanks Debbie!

  2. What a wonderful post, both the words you wrote and the pictures Basil took. You are both very talented and obviously very much in tune with people and what’s happening around you. A wonderful portrait on time.

    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment and shower us with generous praise. I love to observe people and culture. Basil is more of a outdoors person. I think, we try to get a balance of both on our trips. πŸ™‚

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