Saturday, May 28, 2005

Walk on water

. The shimmering
. . Highlights on water
. . . Envelope a pathway



. My mortal self
. . Obliged
. . . Once again to be
. . . . Next to immortality


40 comments:

gulnaz said...

the photograph mesmerises
as your words hold.
you have a good eye for capturing moments.
...and for writing. ;)

NicoleBraganza said...

The brilliance of the highlights on water....truly and utterly magnificent.

musafir said...

Magnifico!

For once at least, the photograph wins. But then, the words grew upon me on further reading. The beauty that we take with us is eternal, I feel.

Brilliant.

Akruti said...

Wonderful picture,i have never seen something like this where the water and the sky meet eachother,talking ot eachother,a mirro image of both worlds,Amazing.great work:)

Phal said...

Continuity! what a brilliant thing it is... How are you August?

Elixir said...

n we have a winner here!!!!

Geetanjali said...

Mesmerisingly beautiful August!!

(Passed on a Music meme to you on my Blog - do take up the baton!)

mermaid said...

I almost wished the last line read
...the immortal.

Just a personal belief of mine. We all stand in awe of prophets, saints, and gurus like beggars, thirsty and hungry for the scraps of heaven, when we all have it right inside of us.

Again, I am on your wavelength. Only this time, I was driving home across a bridge staring at the sun's light on the water during the day. I didn't think of it as a path to the immortal, but I see now what I was trying to grasp in that moment.

Rahul said...

The best yet...

kale-e-do-scope said...

Strange title reminding the Thora or the Bible.
Have you seen the eponym germano-israeli film? There it is exactly the negative of your picture as the sand in that region is pure white. The film deals with the difficulty of living, of self-acceptancy, extremisms and of Germany Israel relationships as regards of WW 2nd... all that in some way in contradiction with the feeling of immortality.
Anyways... keep on.

. : A : . said...

gulnaz, Nicole Braganza, Akruti, Elixir, Rahul - Thanks a lot.

musafir - Yes, beauty we take with us is eternal.

Phal - Yes, it is. I am fine. Hope you are doing good too.

Geetanjali - Thanks. Will take it up right after this.

mermaid - Thanks for sharing your perspective.

kale-e-do-scope - Have not seen it, but will try and look it up sometime soon. Thanks.

_Soulless_ said...

Oh. My. Gawd. I was blown away by the photograph! Certainly my fave of all the ones here. The black of the water contrasted with the darker, more solid shade of the shore, the rows of lights at the horizon, the gray of the sky creased to outline clouds. Ahh, now this IS breathtaking!

. : A : . said...

Soulless - Thanks so much for your words.

stan laurel said...

You have a wonderful eye. Nature has a way of making us feel small and special at the same time.

wandering dervish said...

an eerie equilibrium.deliciously poised.
bravo.

Lorena said...

beautiful photograph, i love the angle. also such a wonderful, profound thought to go along with.

Brood Mode said...

Awesome picture, makes me want to reach out and touch the water, the sky.

Amazing, the way your words have captured the moment!!!!

Anonymous said...

great photograph.
your words though,
make me feel,
that there is,
no silliness in your life.

Get some. Get lots. Especially if you see yourself as clueless. I do. SO you can ignore this comment.

-Z

Aradhita said...

hey...truly amazing..I was thinking something on those lines too lately...

the pic is too good:)

Kripa Shankar said...

Hats off!!
Lost in nature and time.
I've never believed that the work of man could accentutate that of nature.
The glowing thin line and the picture of yours have changed that.

J said...

My comments on ur pics n posts r getting quite repetetive now. So what do i do? Stop commenting??? :-p

Jyotsna said...

The photograph..........it took my breath away..!

. : A : . said...

stan laurel - Thanks. Yes, nature does have a way of making us feel small and special at the same time.

wandering dervish, Lorenam, Brood Mode, Jyotsna - Thanks a lot.

Z - Can't decide whether I should ignore or reply? ;-)

Aradhita - Put it up. Would love to read it.

Kripa Shankar - Thanks for your wonderful words. Do visit again.

J - You can say 'Hi'. :-)

esclava said...

This photo is superb...I love the slant to it too.

. : A : . said...

esclava - Thanks. Me likes the slant too!

Anonymous Poet said...

That says it all. In so few words, too. Very good.

Anonymous Poet said...

Thanks for sharing.

Jessica said...

You took my breath on that one, amazing!

zap said...

oh I think you should reply :)

vAgue said...

these humbling moments are so calming, putting things into a perspective one often loses, and make one appreciate things more, and appreciate them differently.

humbling.

(if that is what you felt)

KJ said...

reminded me of the old song from pakeezah : chalo dildaar chalo, chand ke paar chalo"
Amazing snap.

KJ :D

thoughts said...

Yesterday I was mesmerised by the orange hue of the setting sun and its reflection in the ocean...and as much as i liked that . i liked teh darkness in this snap .. and obviously the reflection on water..

Mriganayanii said...

i simply loved the tilt, makes the photo take on this eerie, ominous, foreboding feel

jonny ragel said...

sweet. the moon is so wonderful.

. : A : . said...

Anonymous Poet, Jessica, KJ, johnny crash - Thanks.

zap - Okay, so here I am replying! ;-)

vAgue - Yes, that is what I felt. Sometimes, you feel it when you look back at the picture and think about it.

thoughts - Yes, there is something mesmerising about the mooon that the sun does not have.

Mriganayanii - Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Look forward to seeing you around.

Pincushion said...

Fabulous! I think this is my fav to date and the words as always succinctly sum it all up!
Bravo!

. : A : . said...

Pincushion - Many thanks!

patina said...

the slant is an significant part of the emotion in this one. picture posture. all else is as it should be, crisp and lined and expected. then we are asked to approach it differently. that's the beauty of it. it makes you rethink the horizon. nice photo, .:a:.

Rama The Drama said...

Awesome!

. : A : . said...

patina - Thanks for your perspective on the photo.

Ramchi - Thanks!