They say life is all about the company one keeps. While some bonds are enforced, others naturally evolve over time. With some you share all your joys and sorrows whilst others barely know you. It’s this extreme contrast that defines the longevity of any relationship.
But above all them, exists a bond so pure and full of unconditional love. A true companion for life – Parent and child.
Until you become a parent you don’t realize the huge responsibility that falls on your shoulders to raise another human being. And until a child grows up, doesn’t realize that no matter how old you get you can always count on your parents. A child blossoms under the parents’ guidance and parents pride in their child’s success. Life comes a full circle in the end.
And as much as I love my family and shine in their company, I also love being in the company of the ocean waves and the setting sun. Something so serene about it that it calms me down instantly. If this isn’t companionable then what is?
** For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable.
There must be some truth in the fact that the place where you live is often times the most unexplored area or so I think. I’ve spent unlimited hours on the internet looking for “things to do” for all our past vacations. But in these last 8 years I’ve lived in Bay Area I never bothered to look for things to do here. Covering all the touristy spots made me feel I knew this place already. Until I was proven wrong and naïve this weekend when we landed in Mt. Diablo State Park, in close proximity to where we stay. Thanks to Super Moon and Google which directed me here for being the best nearby place to view the moon in all its grandiosity. I was in complete awe of the panoramic views of the Bay Area. So breathtakingly beautiful, especially the windmills. And even more captivating was the sunset in one direction while the moon rise in the other. Here are some pics of the tons and tons of pics we ended up taking. And needless to say that we are planning our next trip soon only this time it would be to camp in one of their campgrounds and view the sunset and gaze at the stars in the night. :-)
The world through my eyes is mostly a bird’s-eye view while our plane hovers over Maui, making its way to Big island in Hawaii, where we went for a vacation few weeks back.
** For the Weekly Photo Challenge: The World Through Your Eyes
Well, to be honest, it’s been almost two months since I got back from my really long and relaxing vacation but by the time I settled in, after all the unpacking and jet lag, it was time for another vacation, a very short one though.. Finally, I’m here with no plans to go anywhere for a long long time.. :-) And with lots of photos to share and stories to tell, one post at a time!
Also, many thanks to these soulful blogfriends (Soumya, Gege, Carolyn, Neenslewy, Myspokenheart) who thought of me while I was away and nominated me for awards. Very sweet and gracious of you all.. :-) [** If I’ve missed anyone, it isn’t intentional, just that I’m still sorting all the pending comments and will be replying to them soon so please bear with me.]
As much as I enjoyed my time away, I’ve been itching to get back here and see all the updates. Can’t wait to read all the lovely posts I missed. So see you on your space soon.. :-)