September 21, 2010 § 2 Comments
Every city has a park. Cities where capitalism seem to reign—they have parks.
Yes parks are constructed, carefully landscaped.
But this does not distract us from the intuition that amidst all that busyness, we need parks.
Yesterday I was sitting in a park reading, of all things my textbook. And though it was a textbook, I felt incredibly at peace.
On Saturday, CSS arts decided to have time of recollection (TOR) at the park. Thus the event is termed ‘Park TOR’.
I brought my camera and took a series of shots of whatever nature I could find—flowers, translucent leaves, gigantic trees etc.
And I realised, once again, that nature tells me more, or at least something qualitatively different, from what I can read or hear about.
It tells me that beauty is a gift. And there is beauty is simplicity.
It tells me that to support another, I have to be deeply rooted myself.
That there are different ways of looking at the same thing… that life can never be boring thus, because each creature is so richly endowed
That the world is infused with magic…even leaves, dull and bitten all over, reveal a transcendent quality in the sunlight..