Jungjin LeeĀ  Unnamed Road

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Through my camera lens

I heard the roar

of Israel and Palestine

ever present, in the desert and in the city

 

I hoped

to gaze at the presence of the land

without being affected by its accumulated sorrow and desires

without adding my personal thoughts,

like the silence of an olive tree

rooted through long histories

 

But I realized

that I was seeing

not the land but my own mind,

and knew it was time to leave

 

Jungjin Lee

December 2011

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All images: courtesy Jungjin Lee

www.jungjinlee.com