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Photographer's Note

The title of this photo comes from the John Dryden poem of the same name.

When I saw this 'sleepy' fisherman, I was reminded of the first two lines of this poem:-
"Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own"

This photo was taken on the seafront beside Ma On Shan Park, which is on the eastern side of Hong Kong's New Territories.

I observed this fisherman for about 15 minutes, as I was taking other photos ( e.g. Playing in the park ), and he never moved. I do believe he was sleeping.

He was completely oblivious to the nearby park full of hundreds of children, the noisy teenagers riding alone the cycle path or any of Hong Kong's other distractions.

He was a happy man, enjoying the peace and quiet of his own little world - which is not easy to do in Hong Kong!

Tech: Cropped, resized for TE, sharpened and added frame.

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