an impasse infiltrated
through spaces open
and crevices unmended
follies and foibles kept the door ajar
a visible nothingness
crowded my vision
I stayed calm, deeply calm
I took to clicking pictures when an eerie emptiness was slowly penetrating my disturbed spirits. Conflictingly yet coincidentally, all that I clicked during this period was brightly lit flowers and luscious green leaves – I clicked loads of them! It wasn’t a conscious move – just happened so!
Saw vibrant colors scattered abundantly, elegantly and thought they turned more beautiful in smaller frames!
The symmetry, gravity, delicacy, creativity – all got me engrossed! Somehow they all seemed to convey something – but never pondered to figure out what! Loved seeing them in small frames! It somehow helped me make peace within!
Dragonflies amazed me with their power to stay oblivious of things around (looked like some kinda meditation). I got hooked on to them day after day. The regular ones never felt bothered with me hanging around!
I’m no photographer but photography helped me stay calm when nerves could’ve wrecked signals across gray matter! It’s solely an unconscious indulgence mind chose to delve in! I was rescued unscathed…more calmed, more tempered! Our ‘self’ always finds its own way out!
May be one day my love for photography will fade just as it bloomed – unobserved! I may sync in tune with the wholesomeness and see no pleasure in capturing them in small frames! But for now, it continues to satisfy and I make peace within!
I thank all who have dropped in earlier and appreciated photographs here…your words have powered my lens more!
All the above images were clicked at home using a basic compact digital camera -Panasonic (Lumix series – DMC FS62). My interest grew and I moved on to Nikon Coolpix with more options but still cherish this old camera for all the peace it helped me locate!
P.S: I am truly overwhelmed by all the support and appreciation. I never thought that my clicks would attract attention! Honestly, it makes me happy! Definitely it was not a pastime – it meant a lot (an immense lot) more to me – it gave me peace, made me calm and contented! My interest has since grown in plentitude and it’s been a few years now! Looking back and ‘connecting the dots’ – it all makes sense to me now!
(June 9, 2016)