The Quiet Space: Follow the wild waterways

25 April 2018, 12:27 PM
The Quiet Space: Follow the wild waterways
The Quiet Space: Follow the wild waterways

What's your favourite places on earth?

My favourite places on earth are the wild waterways where the forest opens its arms and a silver curve of river folds the traveller into its embrace. ~Rory MacLean

A simple innocent question that makes you gleefully raise your little hand as a child to quickly club your mouth that fell wide opened may seem not too easy to answer, for you are lost.

A frown and a smile on your face... you are thinking just like when you were a kid. But back then, you knew. You lived in a small world. You could think of a closet where you could hide or a treetop where you can run away and live by yourself for a day or two or a park where you could play the whole day. Now, you are years older. The world just got wider by the day and is forever expanding. And you are lost.

What could be your favourite places when you are lost and standing at a crossroad at every turn of the day. And, you are yet to set foot in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Remember, the place you spent your last summer holiday? But what could be better than that old brown sofa where you can ease yourself and surf the TV channels or your couch where you can laze around in comfort the whole day munching or listening to music.

So you do have favourite places you don't want to name. You also have places where you feel at home. And home is where you want to come back again. There you are!  Spaces where you want to come back to are surely your favourite places.

You are still thinking. Stop thinking. Drop everything. And, take a walk down the wild waterways amidst the cool green in the deep. Breath in the tranquility and smell the fresh ferns. Here, you will never be lost. Here, you can always come back.

First Published: Saturday, April 21, 2018 10:52 AM
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