I was in Sindhudurg on the Konkan coastline last week when the dramatic skies above the Arabian Sea changed from a bright blue to gold to rosy pink to grey and black. We spent every day at a different beach, but this picture of the Tarkarli Beach stands out in my mind. It may not enter a picture post card contest, but it gave me a perspective of life..how insignificant and small we human beings are when compared to nature. It reminds of the last two lines of Keats'(my all time fav poet) sonnet, ” When I have fears that I may cease to be ” ..

…then on the Shore
Of the wide world I stand alone and think
Till Love and Fame to Nothingness do sink..”

What does it remind you of ?

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  1. Karen 20 June, 2009 at 11:35 Reply

    Beautiful photo ..and I think that quote from Keat’s fits it perfectly..

    I also get a sense of togetherness from the photo …. those people appear to be enjoying each other’s company and that wonderful sky ..a perfect ending to their day.

  2. Sanjay Sivadas 20 June, 2009 at 17:12 Reply

    It reminds me of the following verse from Footprints; a handful of lyrics by Selvarajan Yesudian…

    On this strange star I pace my days.

    Forgetting the footprints behind me, I know not the path I have to tread.

    Which of the many is my celestial home that I have left behind, high in the sparkling vault of heaven?

  3. GMG 20 June, 2009 at 22:13 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi! Wonderful picture, lovely quote, magnificent post! See that you enjoyed your trip!!

    Blogtrotter has a moved to another country on its 250th post. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  4. AJEYA RAO 21 June, 2009 at 20:51 Reply

    I always get this feeling when i am on a mountain summit or the beaches or somewhere midst nature…How small we are. Lovely place. Are you on a new trail?

  5. Lata 22 June, 2009 at 01:15 Reply

    a beeautiful shot of figures merging with the earth and the sea; and the sun seeming well in control of things..
    reminds me of the times when i have stood at one such shore and felt the air cleanse me off my thoughts and made me feel lighter …its like nature saying, u dont have to do or manage anything, just go with the flow…

  6. alok 22 June, 2009 at 04:17 Reply

    Wonderful picture!

    It reminds me, of the dream that I have, to swim across the depth of the sea in the fading golden light and touch the horizon before the sky loses its virtue.

  7. dolphin 22 June, 2009 at 06:53 Reply

    superb capture. sunset never ceased to interest me. adding to what you said, this picture invites us to enjoy nature and forget all problems. thanks for sharing!

  8. Stephanie 25 June, 2009 at 00:39 Reply

    I love BIG skies and we are blessed with that…the clouds here have been astounding and yes, it always reminds me that we are but a speck…


  9. Lilliy 25 June, 2009 at 20:51 Reply

    Great photo and quote!
    I always enjoy your blog it always takes me through great journeys to India with the writing and the photos that is why I choose your blog for one of The Lovely Blog Awards on my blog to share your link with others so they can enjoy the journey you take your readers to too.

  10. bindu 26 June, 2009 at 20:32 Reply

    So true. Really, this could be a picture from any point in our history. People would’ve sat by the sea in contemplation any time you choose.

  11. Preetika Singh 2 March, 2016 at 11:05 Reply

    It reminds me of a different perspective of life–
    “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” – Stephen Hawking

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