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"And you, you scare people because you are whole, all by yourself." . In it's magnificent and majestic presence, With the graceful movement even at it's most ferocious, The sea blended in with the sky. Retaining it's strong character, Sheltering all it's strange inhabitants, She can make a storm look beautiful. . As opposed to the stoic, grounded and wise mountains, She represents the volatile flow of life and the youthful spirit of the adventures within. She is the excited and stubborn heart, Forever an ebbing soul bleeding with passionate emotions, In contrast to the philosophically austere mountains showing an unmatched calm and composure demanding respect for their unyielding stature. . You ask me if I choose the mountain or the ocean. How could I? When I am both yet none. . . . . . #howpeopleoccupyspaces #allinadaysplay #beachbums #waves #musings #lifeisabeach #wordgasm #wordporn #shorelines #cloudporn #varkala #kerala #creativemagazine #jj_allportraits #lifeasiseeit #thoughts #traveldiaries #fromwhereistand #citystories #indianphotography #storiesofinstagram #jj #storiestotell #myperspective #storiesofindia #mytravelstory #mytravelgram #travelindia #indiaphotoproject #indiaphotojournal

"People do not lack strength, they lack will." . Day 3 of being on the beach, I became a constant sight at the beach. As erratic as the waves and as obvious of the presence of the ocean, I could be found loitering around and basking under the hot monsoon sun. As fleeting as the ocean currents were my social interactions, Familiar in the moment soon to be lost within the wide watery expanse. Guarding the coastline and sitting the whole day under the sun, He told me for him it was still as much fun. Dream job for some, Unthinkable for others, A way of life it was is for him. Understanding the pulse of the ocean, Challenged by it's uncertainty, He kept the inexperienced and amateurs out of the strong currents. Having a penchant for conversations, He made new friends daily, Comprehending new languages and cultures every passing day. Enthusiastic about the water and the immense rejuvenating, adventure and livelihood possibilities it brings, He happily explained the trade routes, the southern winds, surfing in India and fishing patters in the ocean. That's the story of the whistle blower, The one who stands tall in the face of danger, Not because of an idealistic obligation to his duty, But out of a genuine want to use his skills and experience to the best. It's fun to this job he said, After All it's only about being observant and careful while having a knack for people and the ocean. There he eagerly took a responsibility of safety and wellbeing of others, While most shy away from claiming that of their own. . . . . . #howpeopleoccupyspaces #allinadaysplay #beachbums #waves #musings #lifeisabeach #wordgasm #wordporn #shorelines #cloudporn #varkala #kerala #creativemagazine #jj_allportraits #lifeasiseeit #thoughts #traveldiaries #fromwhereistand #citystories #indianphotography #storiesofinstagram #jj #storiestotell #myperspective #storiesofindia #mytravelstory #mytravelgram #travelindia #indiaphotoproject #indiaphotojournal

In a temple like this one in my neighbourhood where there are huge trees, falling leaves litter the place. Added to that is the temple-specific waste such as coconut husk, dried flowers, agarbatti (incense sticks ) ends that obtain from rituals. This dry waste is not 'dirty' and is swept away by a broom that itself gets a pride of place! At the root of the wild almond tree. # mumbai_vignettes #mumbaidiaries #treesareprops #props #temple_interior #temple_environs #templetales #randomshots #quintessential_mumbai #aside #offbeat #offbeat_take #take #random_snap #snapshot #vignettes #cleanandgreen #storiesinaframe #citystories #shrine

St. Apostles Philip and James church was established in 1624, however, the present building was built at the end of the 17-18th century. In Soviet times it was planned to have it pulled down. The church was closed and used as a storehouse for vegetables and fruit, later as a storehouse of the Opera and Ballet Theatre. Since 1992 the church was returned to believers. #baroque #jokūbobažnyčia #dominican #church #survive #lukiškės #architecture #history #vilnius #citystories #lithuania

Hummus plus pieczone bataty, do tego grillowany ser kozi, harrisa, cykoria w pomarańczach i marchew z rodzynkami. 🙂Plus lemoniada malinowa 👌w @dinette.pl #foodporn #lunchtime #dinette #bestplacetogo #wroclove #bataty #foodphotography #vegetarian #hummus #vegefood #delicious #foodies #brunch #pycha #highlyrecommend #citystories