Hello my friends,
Quietude… A deep inner feeling of peace of mind and heart. Sometimes gripping us only just for a fleeting moment, leaving us longing for more, trying to make it lasts longer, to linger. At other times descending upon us and taking roots deep within, leaving us centered and in perfect harmony with the universe. Pure moments of bliss…
I wish there could be more of these moments. In the image above, I liked the calmness that preceded a storm. When I took these photos I was at peace, living in the present moment, enjoying quietude. I was in the Middle Way.
Peacefulness on the shores of St-Lawrence River where I went whale watching. I saw the great blue whale on that day, after sitting patiently on these rocks for two hours. It was a grand moment for me.
Quietude on a beautiful day at St-Simon Les Mines.
Something that gives me instant quietude is when I go kayaking. There’s only me in my kayak, the river, the trees and the occasional sound of a bird. Silence…. Perfection…
This summer I couldn’t do much kayaking. We had crude oil in Chaudière river after the great train tragedy in Lac Mégantic, last July, where wagons transporting oil exploded, destroying half of downtown of the village and killing fifty-two people. We had an interdiction to navigate and floating booms were installed in some places along the river. Now the interdiction to navigate has lifted and I went on the river with my kayak to see how it looks. I didn’t see oil, the floating booms are still there but they left corners open so we can go through them.
I hope you will all have a nice week-end. As of me, if the weather cooperates I hope I can go kayaking and enjoy quietude on the beautiful Chaudière river.