Have Fun Drying Your Fish Net – Los Angeles Fine Art Photographer
In Chinese, there is a phrase that describes someone as lacking perseverance – “三天打鱼，两天晒网”. Translated into English, it basically means someone spends one day fishing followed with two days to dry the net. You see, it’s known in the Chinese culture that working hard is a virtue and “slacking off” is frown upon. Since I’ve become cross-cultured over the years, my response to that is “why not”?
If my English is up-to-par, isn’t there a phrase “stop and smell the roses”? What’s wrong with drying the net while kicking up and enjoying a Corona when it’s OK to smell the roses? In my opinion, all work and no play is no life. Do you agree?
Due to the upcoming July 4th holiday, many of you will be having a 4-day long weekend for a 3-day work week. The Chinese in me mumbles “how dare you”! (Hahaha…) And “the other version of me” screams “have a great time drying your fish net”!
This image was made in the fishing village of Xingping (兴坪) by the side of Li River (漓江) on our recent trip to Guangxi (广西), China. I’m drawn to anything old, especially traditional crafts. So you know how I love the scene of a fisherman casting his net under the glowing sunset with the Karst landform in the background, which is characteristic of this region.