Contemplation

“The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.”
— Quintilian

I saw this elderly man in a train, sitting peacefully on the passage to the door. He was alone, or that was what I felt. In reality, the man had the Almighty by his side and his faith in the most precious gift ever given to him by God, life. He seemed to be lost in his own world, contemplating about infinite number of thoughts. He was alone, but not incomplete!

Contemplating.. About the purpose of Life..

“Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world. Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor.”
— Mother Teresa

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19 responses to “Contemplation

  1. I am so disappointed by its length. Shit, I thought that this old man will be lost in something and then something will happen, followed by something else and so on…

    I want to write a story about this contemplative old man to compensate. 😉

    But the last quote by Mother Teresa was extremely loaded. And I see this old man as an embodiment of all that she says and much more- an object of contemplation as well as a subject who can contemplate.

    • Something and something just stayed in my thoughts 😉

      Sure, you must write about it, I would be glad to read that.
      Yes, that quote perfectly sums up everything I wanted to speak through this photograph.
      Loved the last few words of your comment, “…an object of contemplation as well as a subject who can contemplate”
      Thanks for the amazing comment!

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