Quiet Wisdom

” Everything about him was old except his eyes and they were the same color as the sea and were cheerful and undefeated.”  
~ from The old man and the sea by Ernest Hemingway
Muttom (a Tsunami hit village near Kanyakumari), December 2009

Old things and all those that have lived to tell the tale, stand tall and beautiful in my eyes. I have a fascination for them and a reverence that cannot be expressed in words. I was going through my archives and found some such treasures that I had photographed months ago . .  On a gorgeous winter’s day last year, when walking about the Tsunami hit shores of a fishing village on the southern most tip of the subcontinent, that I met these wonderful old souls — wrecked fishing boats that have had to endure much in silence over the years. They stood still but I could feel them breathe.  And rooted deeply to their land and ocean, the winter skies bathing them in a surreal light, adding to their otherworldliness. Quiet, wise spectators of life as it carries on; past all the things and hardships they have endured.

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  • Apoorva Ruparel November 7, 2010, 12:15 pm

    Dear Ramya, I guess there is just one word for this shot. IMMACULATE !

    Also your expression of this shot is a marvel. Take care and wish you the best !

  • ramya November 8, 2010, 11:21 am

    Thank you Apoorva ! Hope you and Vikalpa had a great Diwali. . . my love & regards to you both.

  • Kapil Kanwarjani November 16, 2010, 1:20 pm

    You are one of those blessed ones, who can put life in a dead thing! You really put life in your pictures, as they speak more than words do!

    It really is a pleasure to visit your site.

  • ramya November 16, 2010, 3:02 pm

    Thank you so much Kapil :)

  • Partha November 22, 2010, 11:01 pm

    Excellent pic! Spellbound!

  • Kristin Johnsen March 31, 2011, 10:35 am

    Just beautiful – I love this photo of the wooden boats. So many stories to tell…..

  • Tina January 13, 2012, 3:10 pm

    I just love looking at the images taken by you,they are just so beautiful and they all get you thinking.

  • ramya January 17, 2012, 12:43 pm

    Thank you so much Tina !

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