Of Idyllic Afternoons and Boat Rides: #WordlessWednesday

“Solitude is not the same as loneliness.

Solitude is a solitary boat floating in a sea of companions.”

– Rober Fulghum

 

 

Of Idyllic Afternoons and Boat Rides: #WordlessWednesday

In between the busyness of attending a family wedding in Calcutta, we took time away one misty afternoon, to regale in the beauty of the river Ganges. We went for an idyllic boat road, while other boats and grand ships drifted along side ours; savouring the enchanting serenity of a nippy December afternoon.

Yes, that’s me, caught in deep contemplation on candid camera, by who else but our little photographer in-house, my ten year-old.

A memorable afternoon spent enveloped in the lap of nature, as the wispy winds blew on our faces and the river flowed gently in tandem with our thoughts. An afternoon totally well-spent, and wrapped up with refreshing kulhad* chai, served with generous doses of ginger.

 

*Kulhad: traditional handless clay cup, that is disposable and bio-degradable.

 

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15 thoughts on “Of Idyllic Afternoons and Boat Rides: #WordlessWednesday

  1. Anamika Agnihotri says:

    Solitude is a positive word whereas loneliness has a somewhat negative connotation, I believe. The boats in the photo remind of the old Hindi movies set in Calcutta. They still look the same. And that photo of yours, lost is contemplation, is depicting one can really have solitary experience in the midst of our dear ones.

  2. Alana says:

    A beautiful capture of the type I would never see where I live in the northeastern United States. The bird captured in midflight in the first photo was an extra touch. Enjoyed seeing the fishing boats – not at all like ours.

  3. Esha M Dutta says:

    The winter haze just adds to the magical misty effect and you, my friend sitting there, add to the prettiness of the scene manifold. Sitting in Bangalore, I can only imagine the gentle boat ride on the Ganga and the lovely ambience of a nippy December day. Wish I can pack in some touristy stuff into my itinerary when I visit Calcutta in January for my cousin’s wedding!!
    P.S. Please tell your amazing in-house photographer that she seems to be getting better and better at her craft every day! 🙂

  4. Anshu Bhojnagarwala says:

    That’s a beautiful capture, Natasha! Small fishing boats bobbing on the Ganges…a sight to behold! I remember seeing one such sight in Dapoli, Konkan and how mesmerised I was by it. Colourful boats tied up at the beach.

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