Somewhere near Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
“Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being.
Patient with both friends and enemies,
you accord with the way things are.
Compassionate toward yourself,
you reconcile all beings in the world.”
― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
His name is Thạch Ken Buddhist Monk, 81 Years old. When my friend Hy went back to his home town for a wedding, and to deliver a print of this image to Mr. Ken, he didn’t want to talk too much about his personal life. All he wanted to say is that in the next life he hopes to live in one of the following countries, Thailand, Cambodia, America, England, or France. He also relayed the message for me to take care of my health.
"In this song are the words and feelings I never had the courage to say to you in person. I knew who you were from the moment we met again, and again i was afraid. The first person i meet on my journey home is the first and only person I ever loved when I left. Faith has ensured that we be together and together we will forever be. I came home not because of my family but because of you."
- (The letter I wrote for the film)
Binh, from Saigon, but shot in Go Cong, Vietnam
A still frame from my short film. Unfortunately it won’t be completed and has to be re-shot when i have more time and different crew, and perhaps a little money. I still hope to make this dream a possibility.
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
―Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds
Somewhere between Sa Đéc and Cần Thơ, Vietnam
Photo by me, Edit by Hy Lee. Hy is learning to edit photos, and getting into photography. You can see Hy in the image after this one.