Friday, September 07, 2007

The thinker


thinker, originally uploaded by toothlesswonder.

And the thinker just sat there in the comforting warmth of a clear day.. refreshed by the winds from the sea, by the breeze which might have risen in a valley of snow.
The sky, the beach, and the river that met the ocean fashioned beauty beyond compare – solemn, and deeply colored.
What is a better place to think than by a sea without limit – which was as blue as its sky?
For that was all he ever did – Think. Except on those particularly rough days when the sea was black, he would offer to take the helm.
But today was not one of those days.
He watched the last group of ducks paddle their way home to the village by the sea. It would be another hour before sun set, and it wasn’t going to rain.

I'm off on yet another weekend trip - and this time to a friend's wedding in Trivandrum.

18 comments:

Moi said...

Beautiful.....love the myriad shades of blue in the shot....and the lone ranger there adds to the composition.

have fun at the wedding, Bal :)

Jack Sparrow said...

That photo is just brilliant.

I used to go to Kerala almost every summer when I was growing up. Heck, I was there less than 3 months ago ! But every time I went there, it was to meet my family. I never really got to see these sights and experience Kerala's beauty. It's something that's definitely on my To-do list.

the rain tree said...

aaaawesooome.
man,i never expected this great a thing when u asked me to wait for the next post.

it hurts me everytime i see anything beautiful capture. " i cant miss a place like this" and this time the pain is severe.
breathless!!!

Viewer said...

Gr8 shot! Peaceful place ...

Adorable Pancreas said...

Trivandrum is this beautiful? How come I never see any of this? :(

Moi said...

Hey Bal.....i am a big fan of God's own country (who isn't!!!) ...was reading this article NYTimes this morning and thought of you....

have a look sometime.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/07/world/asia/07migrate.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

Moi said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/07/world/asia/07migrate.
html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin

shuz said...

that photo is damn cool... ur writeup has done full justice to it:)

happy weekend... enjoy the wedding:)

see ya!

Toothlesswink said...

Adding you to my blogroll, for sharing part of my name and more of my passion.

Keshi said...

enjoy the wedding!

Keshi.

somepinkflowers said...

when i saw this
i was *taken back*
as,


although i know it is not,

this amazing shot--
featuring
both still water
and crashing waves--
could be of a beach so near
my home

here in north florida...

:-)

sometimes the beach can be
so universal,
don't you think?

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

moi: Hey thanks for that bit.
Kerala is a great place to be poor - really.
The funny part of the outward migration is that all of the migrants spend their lives hoping to come back one day, i do too.


jack sparrow: we take most things for granted, dont we?
and when we do, we miss to see the beauty of what meets the eye.

rain tree: ha ha.. how much you can make someone jealous, in this particular case is directly proportional to how low you can hold your camera. i lying flat on my belly here. :)


viewer: Thanks!

adorable pancreas: THAT was not Trivandrum. But Trivandrum is a beautiful place. :)
You live there?

shuz: Thank you! :) I did have a great one!

toothlesswink: Wow. Are you a cousin or somethin? LOL! Thanks!

Keshi: Thanks!


pinkflowers: After all, it is the same water.. is it not? :)

Moi said...

new post plz!!! any from the wedding ????

the rain tree said...

its ok, its just ur tummy.

hoping to see some pics from the wedding

twilight said...

b e a u t i f u l

glad I got here :)

and have a good trip!

heh? ok said...

i'm mighty jealous of him.

devtakh said...

awesome man..terrific...where did u get that..? Simply superb..keep up man!

ToOothlEss WOndeR! said...

moi: i've been busy! :). No interesting ones from the wedding - rain played the spoilsport this time around.


rain tree: there are only those couple of pictures from the wedding that i guess you've got to see already.

twilight: Hello, and welcome!
likewise. I'm glad you got here too.. LOL!

heh ok: him, or me? he gets to do that everyday, and it gets boring after a while, you know. :)

devtakh: Thank you!
That's in Kerala.