There’s something surreal about stepping onto someone else’s sacred ground; watching them whisper prayers, lighting incense, holding their hearts' silent wishes, trusting that someone out there will hear them and answer. In every country I’ve visited, these temples, mosques, churches are proof of a belief in a higher power; more so, our capacity to trust someone; to believe that someone out there will get us through insurmountable obstacles. Some call this prayer; some, a leap of faith; in my eyes it’s bravery. There’s nothing more courageous than to put your faith in someone, not knowing if He’s listening; just trusting that He’ll be there.
I have not written about my China trip, still struggling with the editing of the thoughts in my head, but here are some of my favorite photos from that trip. For whatever it's worth, I do plan to return. And definitely on better circumstances.
I am definitely planning on writing a series though, called Postcards from China filled with photos and notes in my head – everything I planned to write, and say about Guangzhou, but never got a chance to.
Lara L. Antonio
93% Stardust. Exploring the world–a camera, pen and notebook in hand–one island at a time.
Note: All photos on this blog are taken by me, unless stated otherwise.
Disclaimer: This blog is not necessarily reflective of my best writing and photographs, just somewhere I need to dump my thoughts. If you want to see some of my art, you can also jump to my tumblr (which is usually more updated): storiesbylara.tumblr.com!