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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UNEXPECTED BONUS ON A DULL AND DREARY EVENING



I was at the beach one evening hoping to capture interesting scenes with my camera. However,there was nothing interesting. The sky was cloudy, the sea looked dark and the people looked  dull and uninteresting. Even the birds were flying back to their nests quietly against the dark sky. I was depressed. So I bought a chocolate ice cream and sat on a bench to enjoy it wondering why everything looked so unattractive.


It is the beginning of December and there had been no rains except some brief showers early mornings. The evening sky should have been clear normally at this point of  time in the year. There should have been some dance programs or other entertaining events on the open stage at the beach. People should be laughing and talking loudly with excitement. But I could see nothing to grab my attention.


As I sat ruminating the dismal picture of the  evening, I suddenly saw  bright sunlight piercing through the cloudy sky. I took out the camera and waited patiently for the sun to  come out of the cloud into the clear space throwing   dazzling red  light for a brief moment all over the sea and sand and light up the face of the people. Yes, it slowly came out and this it what I saw. Only half of the bright sun could be seen as though hanging  from the clouds. After some time the bottom half disappeared and the top half could been see. Gradually, the sun disappeared behind the clouds in the distant horizon. I was overwhelmed by the bewitching beauty that just appeared for a brief time.






This is what happens in real life too. When we are depressed and unhappy over something suddenly an opportunity arises for us to change the situation. If we are alert we will grab it with both our hands and lift ourselves up. If we are not alert the opportunity to redeem ourselves will slip out our hands.

So let us hope for the best at all times. Something good will always happen even in the worst situations.

20 comments:

  1. smiles...got to love it when nature responds...and god shows up in ways we did not expect to remind us that no matter how dark the shadows get...the light is still there...

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  2. Hi Joseph, what a beautiful set of photos! Your patience was rewarded. God bless :)

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  3. Beautiful thoughts Joseph. All the pictures look like beautiful paintings, and they are in fact painting done by God just for you and others on the beach. And you were right there ready with the camera to capture every bit of this lovely scenery. Thank you for being there.

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  4. Wow! Amazing pictures...
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. How beautiful these pictures are. God is the ultimate artist. Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope we can become blog friends and share with each other in the future.

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  6. Excellent write up Joseph and such awesome pictures. Yes, it's true about life all of a sudden something happens to brighten our day.

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  7. Wonderful photos and lovely post! Thank you for your visit and comment at my blog. Nice to meet you!

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  8. I loved your photos and article. Sometimes we don't have to go to where good things are. Just wait for them. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  9. Inspiring post, you are so right!

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  10. Joseph, your photos are beautiful and I love this post. Your outlook is positive and one that I really appreciate. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  11. You took such beautiful shots of the setting sun. Lovely! And I liked how you wrapped up the post with such equally beautiful words at the end.

    Blessings to you and your family, Joseph.

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  12. That's a very very very very beautiful sunset! I can look at these photos forever. :P

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  13. The photos are so beautiful....I wish I could experience it directly with my naked eyes..thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Breathtaking and magnificent images.Nice to hear from you after a very long time.Trust all is well with you .Regards Ramakrishnan

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  15. Such peaceful pictures and nature is such a precious gift we should all cherish and protect it.

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  16. Wow, isn't Mother Nature amazing.

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  17. Joseph sir very beautiful photos and you shared these photos in a poetic way as the clouds represent the positive and negative mindset of people those who choose in which direction. Sir really a nice interpretation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts mix up with nature in a poetic way.

    Joseph sir recently i am presented my Third Seminar on Indian Heritage and Culture to young children. In this seminar i am sharing my paintings and other collections relating to Indian Heritage and explaining children about various aspects of our Heritage and Culture through my collections. Children are eagerly participated in my seminar and they clarified their doubts about our glorious heritage.

    http://indian-heritage-and-culture.blogspot.in/2014/12/my-third-seminar-on-indian-heritage-and.html

    Sir please look into my Third Seminar on Indian Heritage post and share your valuable and inspirational comment for the same.

    Joseph sir I hope you like my blog and join as a member to my blog.

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  18. This post with its exquisite photos and the one about the rail construction really brought me into your beautiful country, India! Thank you so much for sharing and for visiting my blog this week! I hope you will come again and I will here too! Happy New Year!

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  19. What beauty there is, even when we are bored, unfulfilled and depressed, the sun has the power to shine and alter our perspective and emotions. :) Happy New Year
    :) I am enjoying your blog, today.

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