So Much Beauty

This morning I took a brief trip to Vallikavu, the small town across the backwaters from the ashram. Prior to December 2006, when we wanted to go to town, we had to take a canoe.

After the 2004 tsunami hit the peninsula where the ashram is located, Amma decided to build a footbridge so that the peninsula could be evacuated swiftly should another emergency occur.

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Today I stood at the top of that bridge

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and looked to the north

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and to the south.

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Beauty as far as I could see.

After I finished what I needed to do in town, I started walking back to the bridge. Just before I reached it, I was invited to join some people who were taking the canoe. I wanted to buy something at the fruit stand by the bridge so decided not to do that.

Once I bought my fruit, I started climbing the stairs that would take me back to the ashram.

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Someday soon, I think I will take that canoe. Even though it has been ten years since I’ve done that, I remember what it was like to be so close to the water and the beautiful sights.

To see all of the posts in this Amritapuri series, click here.

 

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7 thoughts on “So Much Beauty

  1. Such a nice writing….

    On Dec 21, 2016 8:49 AM, “Living, Learning and Letting Go” wrote:

    > Karuna posted: “This morning I took a brief trip to Vallikavu, the small > town across the backwaters from the ashram. Prior to December 2006, when we > wanted to go to town, we had to take a canoe. After the 2004 tsunami hit > the peninsula where the ashram is located, Amm” >

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  2. Taking the canoe is one of I most favorite things to do! Especially when it is just me in the boat with the boatsman. It’s so quiet, the sound of water dripping of the end of the pole. The rhythm…. And the temperature feels cooler. Maybe it’s the illusion of moving on the water.
    And the views from the bridge that you captured as well as the bridge itself bring me peace. Thank you

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