In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Circle.”
Circle, as a shape, has fascinated many people since as far back as history knows. The circle exists so naturally, from birds flying in circles to flowers growing to look like perfect circles.
The full moon remains one of the most alluring natural circles that the naked eye can see. I could almost imagine the ancestors asking themselves, “what is so special about the circle of light up there?” “Why does the circle seem to be the last in the series of shapes formed by that light?” “Why does the circle only last a couple of days at the most?” “Why and how does the circle only come back about every other thirtieth day?”
Here is a mobile phone photo of the full moon on Christmas Day 2015 that was seen from where I live.
Ain’t the full moon brilliant?
In my Asian culture, circles are symbols of good fortune as they often represent fullness, abundance, and things going smoothly. Particularly in agricultural communities, a person who looks round is seen as wealthy; having more than enough to eat.
I was plesantly surprised to spot two shiny spheres at Carillon City in Perth, Australia. The bubble sculpture brought a sense of familiarity and closeness to me in a foreign land. Roundness makes people feel happy!
The weather was amazing that day. The skies were clear, air was comfortably warm, and the sunlight was perfect.
I felt so carefree!
Don’t you feel like dancing right there and then on the plaza?
These are my circles for you for the new year ahead. May you be blessed with good fortune and a smooth run in your role, capacity, or life in general!
What is the first thing you think of based on the shape, circle?
[Photo 1: Taken where I live, Singapore, 25 December 2015.
Photos 2, 3, & 4: Taken on the streets outside Carillon City, Perth, Western Australia, 17 December 2015.]