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Burning my brain cells to meet the deadline;
Thick jail bars between windows keep my confined.
While trapped inside the cell of my mind
I almost forgot how beautiful it was outside.

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This is an old photo of mine from my days as an architecture student. Taken on June 20, 2009 at around 6am – was working all night in the studio all alone. During late nights working away I burn my brain ‘cells’. Sometimes the walls between the windows look like jail bars, but even so the sunlight pouring into the space was beautiful; and the lack of human presence made the morning even more beautiful. There were also sometimes raccoons on the roof next door peeping into to space :P

The poem I came up with recently; one morning, as I woke up I saw a yellow edge around my door and thought I forgot to turn the lights out the night before… Turned out to be the sunshine… I almost forgot how beautiful it was…

Taken as is, straight from the camera, with an Olympus FE-340
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Here is another photo of my cell:

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And speaking of cell; I’ve also made a case for those famous apple ‘cell’ phones! Meanwhile today, Oct 23, is iPod day! Not that I expect to really ‘cell’ these…

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These are great for sending thoughts to your loved ones who are far away from you; whether you are studying in another city, spending a late night at work, or away on a business trip. You may use the text provided, delete them, or replace them with your own. You can also reposition or re-size them when you click on ‘Customize it’; upon which you can add addition text and graphics.

And no matter how my day goes,
You always diminish my woes.
As the light through my window shines through,
I look forward to coming home to you.

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Comments

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 2 years ago

    nice work

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Burning my brain cells to meet the deadline;
    Thick jail bars between windows keep my confined.
    While trapped inside the cell of my mind
    I almost forgot how beautiful it was outside.

    Wrote a bit of it one night, came back to it and revised it a bit on Oct 18, 2012; almost a week before posting.

    © Copyright Mui-Ling Teh. All rights reserved.

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 2 years ago

    So this is why you chose origami…..lol

  • You are actually on the dot… as stated on my profile I found RB as a result of having doubts about whether I wanted to continue architecture – and while being interactive here suddenly came up with a creative way to present origami. Thank you KJ.

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelabout 2 years ago

    Great poem and well illustrated with this image. The poem really speaks to me. That’s how deadlines feel!

  • True indeed, now you got me thinking of office chickens! Perhaps in these state of mind we are in strange new worlds… Speaking of which, that will be my next upload over the weekend. Thank you Cindy!

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAabout 2 years ago

    the poem perfectly fits the picture

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 2 years ago

    Nicely done . . .

  • Thank you Hugh; just came up with new ideas and added more to the description…

    – Mui-Ling Teh

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaabout 2 years ago

    thought provoking and well done

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 2 years ago

    great capture!

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Just added a bit more to the verse as I was making a few products on Zazzle…

    And no matter how my day goes,
    You always diminish my woes.
    As the light through my window shines through,
    I look forward to coming home to you.

    Added on Oct 23, 2012

    © Copyright Mui-Ling Teh. All rights reserved.

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 2 years ago

    Great lines, light and shadowa! A space is so transformed in the early morning light and with the absence of people bringing the noise and hustle bustle of the work day! I Love the old building that you can see thru the window and wonder if the students often gazded at it and used it for inspiration?

  • Thanks Joanne! Nah, the students were not interested in that building itself; They were more amused by the raccoons that were living on the rooftop :o)

    – Mui-Ling Teh

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