This week’s photo challenge is about reflections, in the figurative and literal sense of the word. I took these images at a local dam on a winter’s day in Johannesburg, during a time of deep contemplation. The water was completely still, allowing for a magnificently vivid shot.
I strive to be in this state, no matter how turbulent my thoughts are. An accurate perception of reality comes from a place of calm.
I don’t intend on placing unnecessary pressure on myself with a list of insane resolutions for the new year. So I’m making it easier this time, by acknowledging a few things I find to be agreeable with me.
First things first – meditation
Secondly, patience and a chilled attitude are required, drawing inspiration from the Praying Mantis, which symbolises the 3 tenets in the speech bubble. I got a real close-up of this guy.
Meditation is not an easy thing to do – for those with a noisy mind. I know this. Sometimes I leave the centre feeling odd, out of sorts. But I hope to make it habitual.
Get better at making cupcakes.
The last time I attempted they were a dismal failure. The icing was of a ‘crumby’ consistency. None of that fancy, swirly, glittery stuff. And the actual cake was DRY. . . Why did I fail? Lack of patience, hence the meditation. I just want to get to the end-product. If millions of others are capable of making successful and pretty batches of cupcakes, then so am I. And I intend to make them extraordinary. Pictures to follow in the new year. (I need to practise in the holidays)!
More photos need to be taken. . . just look to the sky, literally . . . take photos of THIS.
As a result, more road trips would be in order – this image was taken outside of town. Just keeping it pleasant.