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  1. I think these days many are not even “looking”. I find it disturbing that many of us need to look at our device to check out the directions to a destination barely a hundred meters away, rather than look up and notice the signs around us. Or, even rarer, ask someone.

    1. Hello Ankur,
      That’s true isn’t it. And they’re so busy looking down and end up walking past the destination. LOL!
      Cheers,
      Eric

      Building on fire
      Smoker asks man for lighter
      Man checks his handphone

      Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2018

  2. I’ve often thought that those times when we walked everywhere, gave us time to think and feel, compared with the rush and speed and noise and pollution of today…

    1. True, Valerie,

      There was a time not too long ago when people went out for a recreation called “walks”. Quite often we did this after dinner to take in the cool clime of the evening and to round off the day.

      I think we lived well back then.

      Cheers!
      Eric

      1. Your reply reminded me of how I’d forgotten the words -‘ let’s go for a walk’ – which signified happiness, healthiness and high spirits !
        And de rigeuer after a large Sunday lunch!!!

  3. Too many rush about getting places to notice what’s around them on the journey.

    see friend across street
    pause a moment when greeting
    notice hidden depths

  4. So true of humanity lately, Eric, and with all the heads down staring at cell phones, people aren’t even looking, literally. πŸ™‚ Wishing you a great weekend ahead, my friend!

    1. Hello Lauren,

      Now that’s true. And they bump into you, and continue – without even a word. LOL.

      Cheers!
      Eric

      * Waning Senses *

      Six senses the norm
      Evolution of zombies
      Struggling five; with five

      Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2018

    1. Hello Rabirius,

      Yes, in our daily rush to nowhere – we miss much.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

      * Revolving Life *

      Faster and faster
      Blurred vision, distorted sounds
      Twirling on the spot

      Copyright @ Eric Alagan

  5. I am one of the culprit here. Quite often I glance and missed the important implications. I tend to accept at surface value. This is my weak area which I constantly try to check myself. Though I’m frequently lucky but there are times that I get bitten. This post is a good reflection for me.

    1. Hello Windy dearest,

      Evidently, you have a positive approach to life and trust people to be good – as you are. This is not a weakness but a strength, I reckon. Bites there will be, but you have the strength to brush those off too, I am sure.

      Luv and hugz,
      Eric

      * Positivity *

      Strength in a weakness
      Worse if weakness hides in strength
      Ring fits the finger

      Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2018

    1. Hello Willow dear,

      That it is.

      Peace,
      Eric

      * A Good Trade *

      Bitter medicine
      The victim is the victor
      Small pain for much gain

      Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2018

  6. I assume that the words “look” and ‘see’ are generic and refer to all our senses. I suggest that you, Eric, “see” a lot more than most; but agree that we all perceive through our personal filters even when we are trying to observe diligently. My problem is that I am often preoccupied and miss things which come back to haunt later on. Ugg!

    1. Hello Jane dear,

      Very true – all our senses.

      You spoil me with your kind words, my dear.

      Actually, when writing this haiku I took it upon myself so it comes across as sharing and not preaching. But then again, I am guilty too and like you, upon reflection – I go Ugh!

      All good wishes,
      Eric

      * Memory Jogs *

      Presumptuous to teach
      For all have learned these lessons
      Sometimes, forgotten

      Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2018

  7. You could add hear to see there also Eric. what a sad commentary on human-kind today and you are right, how often we wish we had personally focused on events happening in our life that had the potential for harm, but we neither saw or heard those warnings.

    1. Hello Ian,

      Besides β€œhear and listen” we could also use β€œtouch and feel”, I suppose. And you are right – many missed opportunities in our lives. But as they say, better late than never.

      Have a great weekend πŸ™‚
      Eric

      * Graduates *

      A time for mistakes
      But never too late to learn
      Graduates of life

      Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2018

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