Day 3: neighborhood
I was walking around the neighborhood with my sis and noticed a filed full of dandelion. And I remember when I was young, I used blow its seeds and loved the way the it just floats and sails in the air. I tried to catch them, but there was no way I could get my hands on them.
Dandelions are the only plant that anybody in the world can spot and name it. Its yellow flower and white puffy seeds are quite beautiful to look at. Yet, they are one of the most strongest and easily spreading plant out there as well. Its root goes down so deep and it only needs a bit of sunlight to be able to bloom.
And as I was taking these images of my sister making dandelion snow, I started to think about the strength of dandelion and related myself to it… hahaha… it sounds pretty lame now, but at the time it was quite powerful or maybe not…
[As a young child, I used to dream about so many different things and thought I could be anything I wanted to be. I remember I used to blow the dandelion seeds and made wish as each seed sailed away and spread around the filed. I wanted my name or my legacy to spread out and plant its root deep around the world. It sounded pretty believable and awesome at the moment… I mean, I was a young boy… what did I know? As I gotten older, I realized all those wishes I made were like weeds… had to be pulled out and weeded out for healthy grasses to grow to make beautiful lawn. So, dream of world domination, building flying cars, invent a machine that allows people to communicate with sprits, winning a gold medal in olympics and many more had to go away. But just like it’s strong survival instinct, one of my dream kept growing and growing back despite how many people had stepped on it and tried to weed it out. That dream is to be a photographer. And I know I’ll be spreading my photography around the world now and one day it will plant its root deep down and make SungJoon Koo mean something to others.]
Anyhow, it’s important to support the dreams of little ones and guide them to the right way. Become a good mentor to others and show your mentees the how wonderful the world is. And they have endless capacity to become whoever they want to be. Don’t let others try to weed them out because of whatever reason they come up with. Be strong and pursue your dream. Focus and plant your root deep. Be yourself! It’s important to have endless dream and dream big!