I have been living alone for couple of years now and kinda developed a liking for solitude. The convenience of being alone or hanging out with friends at any time and as I want is pretty addictive.
This fall I had to move back home. Moving back was a big change for me. Though I am delighted about homemade food & company of family, I miss the ME time.
It all started around a month back when one day I agreed to help Mom with the laundry and reluctantly climbed 3 flights of stairs leading to the terrace where we dry the clothes.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the view. Quite a few pigeons were relaxing around. And the sunset view was mesmerizing. I spent close to half an hour that day discovering the various benefits of doing the daily chore of laundry – The sunset hill, Kids playing in the street, Various birds flying across the greyish-orange sky, View of a Temple and a Church, Train Whistles, Market across the street, Cool breeze. A 360°view of greenery and so much more. I became a regular :)
Sometimes I forget that I am a photographer. It took me a week or so to realize that my terrace is a potential spot to practice my photography skills. I have been carrying my camera to the terrace every now and then. It’s the same place but every time I visit I get to see something new and have been trying to capture the scenic view.
|My Clicks from the Evenings I spend at the Terrace.|
Somehow I have started looking forward to evenings. Its more like playing hide n seek with the pigeons as I try to capture their moments, I felt they were playing hard to get :P Later I just sit there and watch the sun go down. The whole sunset experience – only gets better n beautiful everyday.
Recent times have been similar to the middle of nowhere situations. Within this life of chaos these few moments of joy & peace have really cheered me up day after day.