Friday, December 21, 2018

Portrait of John Bennett in Myanmar


Portrait of John Bennett in Myanmar
Created by JJFBbennett
Digital Photo - GIMP and Inkscape

The true value of this portrait is my intent to capture identity in a transient sense. The truth of being in place and time,  meaning, and understanding.

Standing in the hot sun of Mandalay with my black hat on
Dressed in my safe tourist attire 
A visitor of respect 
Not of threat nor of contempt
Far away from the colonial lies written by Kipling
This is how I stood 66th St, Mandalay, Myanmar

Where centuries of knowledge had passed by
Where centuries of knowledge will pass by
Where in this time I was humbled by an opportunity to stand still and be silent.
My short admiration seeing and being in Mandalay