Peace: The Road Less Travelled is Often the One Closest to Home
I am a traveller. I hope this much at least is obvious through this blog. This week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to think about the word ‘peaceful’ and what it means to us. At first my thoughts wandered to my recent trip to India, then I began to think about my time in South Africa, there were lots of peaceful moments found on the wide road of our beautiful Earth. I decided against using any of these images though….When reflecting on 2012 one of my favourite moments was a simple photo shoot with my beautiful godson Henry. Henry is a loveable and lively boy and I went with his mother, my best friend, to a local park in bloom with wild flowers. This park is a mere ten minute drive from my home town in the UK and is not somewhere I would often go normally. For 15 minutes Henry ran between the flowers and all was right with the world – all was peaceful. In sharp contrast the following 15 minutes was much less peaceful when we all realised we had been bitten by insects also visiting the field of flowers! Looking back at these photographs makes me smile; childhood does not last long and it is a privilege to share all moments whether they be happy or sad, frantic or peaceful. These images give me peace.
To see some of the other entries to this week’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge visit the site and have a browse. It is one of the only such contests I regularly take part in because the quality of the entries is so high and the site promotes many of the ethics I subscribe to.
I wish you all a peaceful week.
“The world is quiet here.”
― Lemony Snicket