Romancing the Light

We may have been on a retreat – no speaking, not even the silent communication of eye contact, smiles;  no reading, writing, cameras* or music – no toys or distractions at all – but that didn’t mean our senses were to be deprived of beauty.  After sunset, the lamps were lit all over Samadhi – our simple dinner eaten as if at a banquet, flaming candelabra marching down the tables, the trees at either end of the dining pavilion competing with the fireflies outside my room.

An extravagance of simplicity, romancing the light.

Hop across to view Ailsa’s study of the extraordinary Multiverse at the Washington Museum of Art which inspired her Light Travel Theme –  this week.

*  I stayed on after the retreat, which is when I took these and the other photographs  🙂

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22 thoughts on “Romancing the Light

  1. Are you sure you didn’t sneak these during the retreat? So obedient you were! Me? I woulda had that iPhone under my sweater to take a quick, silent click all around. Guess I would have been excommunicated. …. These are lovely abstract shots, M! Really nice.

    • It’s precisely because of the stress that I’ve made the time to post, Andaremos! So glad you’ll be following once I’ve moved back to Australia. Of course, the move won’t be the end of Sri Lanka – or the wandering and exploring 🙂

  2. I loved your play with lights, i have a whole series i did on that, which may be i will upload on my photography blog, but good job.

  3. romance indeed, trailing lights beckoning, places waiting, next it will be the light of the aircraft wing flashing as you are ‘homeward’ bound …. safe travels 🙂

  4. What a beautiful spectacle, Wanderlust. It is so often the way that things become very poignant when you must leave them. Good luck, friend, as you make that move. May you find just as much wonder in your new chosen home.

  5. The best gallery of lights I have seen so far. Love the light reflected in your soup (?) and no.5.
    Wishing you a safe and smooth transition Meredith. Hope you managed to find a new home for the girls.

  6. it sounds like an amazing retreat; i love to sit for long hours and just ‘be,’ while i absorb the whisper of the wind, the sound of the birds, etc etc. reflecting back, i even did this as a child, which of course is why live on the river gives me such peace.

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