Through my Lens – 16


Hi there!
Welcome to my quest to explore beauty in my unostentatious surrounding and delight you with some overlooked beauty preserved forever in my lenses.

Here goes the picture for the week, picking up from where we left previously in TML-15 :

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To the horizon.

The destination looks mystical, doesn’t it? It goes as far as our imagination can stretch.

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On my way to the top

And, the journey along the path can be as breathtaking as its end may seem.

So go ahead, put your best foot forward and liberate your true potential!

Through my Lens – 15


Simplicity intrigues me more than the dazzle. Its amazing how beauty can be latent in the such unexpected things, all one needs is an eye to explore it. Come, accompany me on this quest to explore and click some shots close to nature, close to me; not from those exotic locations but from my unostentatious surroundings. Some picture purely Raw and Aesthetic .

Here goes the picture for the week:

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Ladder to the skies

Do you dare going up that ladder?
Who knows where does it lead to…maybe to the mystical skies, to those unfulfilled dreams, to unseen lands..to freedom perhaps?
Some may aspire to ascend those steps and explore the unknown and some would simply stand there, bedazzled not sure whether to put that foot forward. Sure, The path may seem difficult but it will surely lead you to your desires, whatever they may be. So, take that first step, don’t look back, keep your focus on the goal and you will see, there in front of you, lies your dream waiting for you to ascend that last step and make it come true. 🙂

So, this is what the picture says to me,
Do share what it means to you!

Interjection


They called me,
And surprisingly, I heard.
This time, I took a firm decision,
brought out those drying paints,
And let my brushes run loose, without any thought on how I’ll do it and the detailing.
No standards of perfection, no rough sketches, just an idea and this pillow cover as my canvas. And I let imagination take the front seat.
I knew there was no coming back once the colours touched the cloth, no corrections, only the final picture. But this time, I seriously didn’t care.

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I stitched some pillow covers in August last year, with a desire to paint them. But never got time to sit back, relax, and do what I wanted to with a calm mind, without any stress of other tasks waiting to be done; some jobs life had tangled me in.  And see, I never got that break until I fell ill previous week.
I’m surprised and saddened when I reflect on how I wished for illness in the back of my mind so that I could take a holiday from this rut of life without feeling guilty. And when I was kind of bedridden this Monday, after a sleepless night the previous day, I  recalled those paints lying in the drawers. It was time I painted again.
I’m amused to think its becoming  a tradition – it’s the second time I started painting when I was idle owing to illness. Previously, I painted these Canvas shoes.
And this pillow cover had been waiting for long. The basic designing had already been decided and drawn, only the paints and brushes were missing from the scene since September.

But now, I have decided not to let it happen again. I have to accept this fast paced life, accept the things I can’t get out of now and interject things I want to do in this packed routine.

So,This was what a past Hargun wanted to do, and I filled colours in it. There’s something the present Hargun wants to do..and I hope it will be done soon 🙂

Go on till you reach the end!


‘Begin at the beginning’, the king said gravely,

‘and go on till you come to the end;then stop.’

– Alice’s adventures in wonderland, Lewis Carroll

These are some words well said. We all start of with a dream, make efforts,devote time and energy but how many of us reach the end? Do we have the patience to reach the end?  Do you realize how near you were when you gave up?

Its not just about the end,Sometimes it can be the beginning which is the toughest. But once we take those first steps towards our goal, be determined and committed to an unrelenting pursuit of our dreams, then nobody can stop us from reaching the stars other than ourselves.

We need to have a positive outlook,an ability to introspect and set goals, follow the path to our goal with commitment and achieve ones’s desire. It’s alright to start small than never start!

Most importantly,mere reading and agreeing with this would not help, so go ahead, infuse your life with action and WAKE UP to make those dreams come true !

This is the day #2 response to 03 days- 03 quotes challenge. I am thankful to Prakash Hegade for nominating me and would like to make it open for anyone to join in.

Image source: http://www.empirella.com

Wild Adventures


Arleen was diligently preparing her sales report since  morning. It was going to be mid night soon and the presentation still had loads to be done. What was making her even more nervous was thought of her boss.He was a groggy old man, who would bark and bite if she gave anything less than perfect to him. Sitting was getting increasingly tough and sleep was overpowering her ,yet she had no option but to continue.All of a sudden, she heard a loud bang, the ground beneath her feet shook hard and her head went dizzy.  Unbelievably, In the next moment she went flying into the computer screen and BOOM! Read More