Remote Controlled Perfection
If you think that this picture is magic, it's maybe that there's a trick to it.
Back in Yangshuo, China, I was looking for the best opportunity to take an above average sunset picture.
And given the spectacular nature of the surrounding area, it should have been fairly easy.
Well, it wasn't, mostly because it's impossible to climb on those limestone peaks to get a clear view. But no need to panic.
So I'm riding my rented bike. The sunset show has already begun. I'm sweating because the more it goes, the more I think that this entreprise will surely fail. When I see a dilapilated building on the side of the road.
In it, it seems possible to reach the roof so I'm going, only to find myself in the company of the picture enthousiasts club of Yangshuo, about eight people, all equiped with cameras ranging from brand new and extremely expensive to a hundred years old and unbuyable.
And from there, not only do we overlook a picturesque pond in front of the limestone peaks, but the group is also connected to the chinese man on the bamboo raft with talky walkies.
That helps if you want that man going a bit on the right, a bit on the left, raising an arm, or taking whatever position that would look good in a picture.
So there you, that's the trick.
Welcome to the remote controlled perfection.
My face aches from laughing, my foot is tender from launching myself to surf countless incoming waves, I’m exhausted from walking however many miles a day, jet-skiing, boogie-boarding, throwing the frisbee, spikeballing, building sandcastles, trying to maintain an even coating of sunscreen and generally smiling widely at my goofy, wonderful family.
In other words: Life is oh so good. 😄
“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” ~ Thomas Merton