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Dancing Shadow

A photographer is always keen on capturing that decisive moment: that split second that captures an instance, a frame where all elements are in balance. I can't articulate it as well as the master of the decisive moment: Henri Cartier-Bresson , the master of the decisive moment - who said it best: "the decisive moment, it is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression."


This is a sweet boy who took us around the old city of Yazd and helped us weave through the mazy alleys of this wondrous city who was horsing around as boys do and would leap up and get to all kinds of mischief.


Came across this wonderful quatrain from Rumi, When I Stepped Outside:


Doing as others told me, I was blind. Coming when others called me, I was lost.


Then I left everyone, myself as well. Then I found everyone, myself as well.


-- Version by Jonathan Star and Shahram Shiva "A Garden Beyond Paradise" Bantam Books, 1992


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Taken on June 3, 2008