Thursday, January 7

2010, Make a Wish

Kids tossing confetti and candies, Three Wise Men Parade, Barcelona, Spain [enlarge]

Everybody must have received their gift by now. Almost. At least those on the Magi list. But after looking at this girl's eyes it occurs to me that dreams will flow in the air like confetti till next year cause illusions never die. It's the magic behind the gifts what keeps us alive and not the gifts as such. The beauty lies in the joy around that material thing and not the thing itself. It's true some get the bulky presents and many just a wooden toy but that doesn't make them better cause happiness is not in the expensive stuff but in the peace of the soul. But Alas!, how many times we forget that. Now that celebrations are over and the Kings have gone back East, I think this special moment tells me more about what life really is, tossing some confetti and making a wish.

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Blogger johnny said...

Hola Carlos,
Ta han quedado muy majos los reyes como todo lo demás, Muy buena la foto de la niña mirando hacia la luz y el flujo de particulas endulzadas que se dirigen haci su rostro.
un saludo

12:40 AM  
Blogger Lianne said...

i love this shot, its really telling a story. i wonder what she's wishing for?

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Very cool image !

Have a very Happy New Year!

4:13 AM  
Blogger Irina said...

I fell in love with your text, completely agree. Talented photo.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Frank said...

A very nice moment you have captured here, a healthy and a very good year to you and your family too, Carlos.

10:09 AM  
Blogger manuel nieto said...

muy buena esta, una tiro a tiempo, saludos

3:20 PM  
Blogger Sill Scaroni said...

Una foto llena de belleza y significados ...
Feliz 2010, Carlos !
Estuve varios dias alejada de la Internet pero ahora estoy posteando de nuevo.

Un beso.

5:39 PM  
Blogger ρομπερτ said...

Briliant photography.

Seems as if they are indeed still able to 'believe in wishes'. There must be a reason for that, I guess.
Please have a nice Friday.

1:53 AM  
Blogger luna said...

Good wishes to you and yours in the upcoming New Year!

4:09 AM  
Blogger Iñaki Mateos said...

muy buenas estas fotografías

barcelona está genial

3:41 PM  
Blogger Phivos Nicolaides said...

Hola amigo Carlos. Your shots are always super!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous photo contest said...

This is such a beautiful photo. It is definitely important to realize that everything does not rely on material gifts alone. Usually it is the feeling of happiness from receiving such gifts that live on.

4:32 PM  

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