LAPC- #234- Messages

Donna, the hostess for Lens-Artist’s photo challenge-#234 asked participants to take part in the challenge with their Messages

Thank you, Donna, for this interesting challenge.

Positive drinking??


Agree. Meals and memories are made here.

This display was noticed in one of the shops located in a Himalayan resort with a majestic view for those young couples or families, who can take back lovely memories with them.

But what about the alcohol bottles?

One message says that “Never underestimate the power of positive drinking”


I know it’s just for fun.

I am aware that, it’s just to cheer up young couples in the cold weather.

“Sobriety is achieved when you get to the bottom of why you drink not just quitting-stress, job, marriage, death, abuse, mental disorders, history, bad choices or genetics” Unknown

“The word Imperfect actually spells ‘I’m perfect’ because everyone is perfect in their own imperfect ways”  unknown


This shop was selling teapot jars and other miscellaneous items that included bangles, other porcelain items and some plastic toys.

What caught my attention was the sticker with the writing ‘Item broken is an item sold”

What is the shop owner conveying?

I was confused initially.

I guess he is telling us that, the items sold are all broken ones.

And probably the items are broken and later repaired?

But who will buy the broken items though repaired?

One must be thankful to the shop owner that he is frank.

This reminded me of the Japanese word KINTSUKUROI(also known by the name Kintsugi) It’s the art of repairing broken objects mainly ceramic with liquid gold. By repairing these broken items one is giving them a new lease on life.

What is the metaphor here?

By repairing that is broken, one can remake something stronger.

This takes us to the Japanese philosophy of WABI SABI which talks of embracing the imperfect.

It encourages the concept of non-attachment, acceptance of changes in one’s life and overcoming problems.

Many times, when we face problems in our life, our confidence is shattered into pieces (like broken ceramic) and now is the time for joining the broken pieces. One should appreciate the defects and limitations and try to fill the same with golden thoughts. Our vulnerabilities make us the real human and much stronger with those scars.

Sadly, what do we do?

We hate imperfection.

“One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist” Stephen Hawking

Only god can stop this menance


Any idea why All major gods are displayed on this pavement?

Why this non-descript wall is brightened and decorated with powerful Gods?

What is the loud message here?

My friend, the message is for the unruly public who can do things in a drunken state or during those emergencies where they can’t hold urine and are unable to find a suitable restroom and start pissing on the walls. Many said only dogs can piss on the walls.

What a shame!

What a public health hazard!!

This can result in rarely used /non-busy pavements stinking.

Those who urinate in public fear no one except God.

People are scared to use this place as a public toilet, once powerful symbols of God are displayed. What a genius idea!

The invention is the mother of necessities at last!!

“The power of God will take you out of your own plans and put you into the plan of God” Smith Wigglesworth

So with God facing them, people forget their plans to urinate and listen to God’s plan for searching for a public restroom.

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

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9 thoughts on “LAPC- #234- Messages

  1. An interesting, and funny look at messages and metaphors. Colorful photos to compliment. The gods mural? Funny, not funny.

    I’m so glad you included Wabi-Sabi as a message here. I love the whole idea of Wabi Sabi and often look for examples in my travels.

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  2. Interesting take on, Philo! In fact we have the same saying in Sweden about item broken – here it means if you break anything you will have to pay for it (sold to you). The gods stopping people from urinating sounds interesting too. Hopefully it works.

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