WPC – New Horizon

Reflection in Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto
Reflection in Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto

December is here and in a couple of weeks we will say goodbye to the year of 2016. It is time for most of the people to set a new goal or make a new resolution. And for me, it is the perfect time to make a reflection, although I do it daily 😉

Last week I went to Japan and made time to visit Kodaiji Temple in Kyoto. It is one of the recommended temples in autumn which tourists must visit. Not only it has beautiful fall colors, but it was also illuminated at night during autumn season. The most preferable spot for taking pictures inside the temple’s complex was around a pond near the main temple. The clear reflection of the lit-up autumn leaves on the water made an amazing view.

Although the most of the colors is yellow and it was strengthened by the light, but I could see other colors like green, orange or red which were as beautiful as the yellow. And when I saw its reflection on the water, I saw even better view than the one on the ground. The view in front of my eyes reminded me of recent frictions in the communities in many countries. Life is beautiful with lots of colors. Perhaps in one season in one certain place there will be one colors in general, but other colors are still giving the harmony. It is true if a wise man once said, “It is not our differences that divide us, it is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences

Life itself is not only one color. So do we. So does the reflection on the water, or in the people’s heart. I hope this harmony will be in the people’s heart all over the world. Because the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. God created our skin tones of beautiful variety, but all of our souls are the same color.


In response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge with the theme of New Horizon