Reflections in the clear freshwater bodies of water are what I'm most attracted to nowadays. Mother Nature's own mirror has a way of reflecting - and at the same time pointing at the new horizons, revealing new perspectives. To me, that is beyond description inspiring!
Reflections of Modern World
Although, I still clearly remember times when I was interested in museums, art galleries, and theaters. All those civilization-defining places and events where so many people spend their time to find entertainment and joy. My preference, on the other hand, became investing my free time in nature's wonders. Because there I am able to stop the momentum of my busy thoughts easily. There's so much beauty in silence, colors and shapes! Too bad most people's eyes and ears keep missing all that abundance.
Magic of water
Bodies of water contain certain magic that is beyond description, really. One can only feel it. No wonder I spend my outdoor time on the shores of rivers, streams, lakes and seas - whenever possible.
About a year or so ago, I fell in love with Florida rivers. There are so many of them and their springs are entirely different from what I was discovering and admiring in Alpine lands. Although I immensely enjoy seeing new places, I also keep going back to my old favorites. Being in awe with the colors, flora, and fauna along the river river, is my favorite form of meditation.
Same name, new face
So, why is it that a handful of close-by rivers never cease to attract and amaze me?
They are defined with the same name all the time, and they are continually being born at the same place.
And yet, they follow their own chosen path. Meet different flowers, butterflies, and birds every day. An ever-changing image of the sky admires its face on their surface every moment. New and different every season, every month of the year, every day. Just like my own Self.