Jan 11, 2012

Serenity !



I took this picture while strolling on the banks of River Thames near Hampton Court. It was dusk and all the tourists had left. Everything was very still and quiet and the river was mirror calm. 

The first word that comes to my mind when I look at this picture is serenity.  With the kind of stressful lives we lead, we all need stress busters and spending some alone time in quiet places is one of my favourite ways to beat stress. 

Whenever I feel over whelmed and exhausted, I close my eyes and visualize myself walking through the mountains, through peaceful woods or on the banks of a river on a quiet evening… And I feel instantly calm !

I wish you all a very Peaceful and Serene year ahead ! 

14 comments:

  1. Sitting next to a body of water is supposed to calm and soothe you. And it is so true. I remember the lake I used to frequent while at Cal with my son.
    A lovely, serenity inducing pic.

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  2. WOW.. a beautiful picture Serenity indeeed ...

    Bikram's

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  3. Totally serene!! That single swan and waters. I like the reflection of Swan's neck and beak there! Cute!

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  4. @shail - yes sitting next to a river does soothe you.
    @Bikram - yes thank you !
    @Vaish - Thank you !

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  5. @shail - yes sitting next to a river does soothe you.
    @Bikram - yes thank you !
    @Vaish - Thank you !

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  6. Hey there
    thats very good that u can close ur eyes and visualise all the serenity. But for me london was bit too calm :)
    I know its suppose to be calm and serene but without freinds or loved ones around it can really feel depressing :P

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  7. Wishing u a lovely year ahead :)

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  8. What lovely thoughts with that picture... yes, it does look serene. And serene surrounding and company would definitely make us feel serene!

    Wish you too serenity Ruchira!

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  9. Love the picture... really serene. Wish you the same as well.

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  10. I am there with you. Rivers have the power to calm you, despite their constant motion. The solitary swan completes the picture. :)

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  11. So true... we forget to be still and do nothing at all for a while... and just be...!
    Lovely picture Ruchira!
    :)

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  12. @saloni - Being still is so important ! Thank you!

    @zephyr - yes rivers do calm me !sunrise or sunset besides a river is always a good experience.

    @colors - Thank you !

    @IHM - I feel serene company is as important as serene surroundings

    @Srivats - wishing you happiness and peace Sri ! Hang in there !

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  13. Serene indeed. And tranquil too. I have gotten up and dragged my lazy self off to your blog :D It worked! The PR strategy. :) I wish to travel like you someday. I love going places while we go around the sun and the sun goes around the milky way and the milky way around god knows what...in essence, I would like to get out of my notion that I am travelling places sitting in my cubicle :D The other pictures are amazing too. I had last visited when you had burned your chin. Lots of love, Kamikaze.

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  14. @kamikaze - glad to see my PR strategy worked :) Travel is a wonderful thing and I do enjoy it.
    A lot of water has passed under the proverbial bridge since I burnt my chin .. posts coming up on the lit fest, and a hoard of travelogues .. stay tuned :)

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