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Juxtaposing Mornings!


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A typical weekday morning in urban households is a mad rush against time. In most Indian homes, the chores and noise decibels ย are directly proportional ๐Ÿ™‚ . Waking up kids, getting them ready for school on time, the mixer whirring in the background, preparation of breakfast and feeding your picky child, packing lunch boxes for school and office, maid working around, the doorbell ringing, cell phone beeping,โ€ฆ.it is literally a battle zone where every minute is crucial. Andย  god forbid, on just one of those bad days you hit the snooze button an extra few times, then the domino effect takes place spiraling the chaos beyond control. By the time you step out of home to head to work, you are totally exhausted. I think many will relate to this cacophonic morning ritual.

Change of sceneโ€ฆ.

Last week we happened to go on a short vacation. I woke up to a beautiful leisurely morning. Stepping out of the room, I had all the time to myself.ย  Believe me, nothing prepared me for the marvel of nature that was to unfold.

Idling on the hammock, I watched the blue yonder peeping between the green parasol of leaves, with its glorious heavenly smile. Wisps of clouds drifted along merrily. The gentleย  rays of dawn cascaded coyly between the verdant hues with a prismatic glow. It was truly a sight to behold. The moist sea breeze softly caressed my body, whispering stories of the ebbing waves. The plethora of sounds of nature I heard, felt surreal. The chirps of the many birds, trill of the insects, rustling of the leaves, buzzing bees along with meandering butterflies, greeting pretty blooms and roar of the ocean wavesโ€ฆ.. Natureโ€™s morning raga was divinely melodious. I lost the sense of time, enthralled by its picturesque harmony.

I couldnโ€™t help but mull over the juxtaposing mornings!


V.J’s weekly challenge # 88 : Domino effect

Eugi’sย  weekly prompt : Glorious

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32 comments on “Juxtaposing Mornings!

  1. Haroon Mirza
    March 16, 2020

    Wonderful the story of every home

    Liked by 1 person

  2. extinct0703
    March 16, 2020

    Anything that holds you till you read the last word is very good, like this one ๐Ÿ‘

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  3. V.J. Knutson
    March 16, 2020

    You have illustrated the juxtaposition well. That vacation scenario makes me sigh. Seems vacations are on hold for most now. How will these COVID 19 mornings look? Thanks for joining in.

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  4. Indira
    March 16, 2020

    The pictures show clutter vs serenity! Good read, Radhika!

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  5. Megha's World
    March 16, 2020

    You have so beautifully describes the chaos and the serenity in those two juxtaposed moments

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  6. -Eugenia
    March 16, 2020

    How lovely to be able to get away from it all! I’m glad you were able to enjoy your travels before the threat of Covid-19. Thank you for participating.

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    • radhikasreflection
      March 17, 2020

      Thanks Eugenia. Yes, definitely lucky that we could take that short break before the situation became alarming.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. thelonelyauthorblog
    March 16, 2020

    Wonderful little read to start the week.
    I wish all your mornings started off wit such beauty.
    Be well.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Rupali
    March 16, 2020

    Itโ€™s like a morning dream ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Flashing Thought
    March 17, 2020

    Cozy, friendly nice chat. Feel i am with you in the hectic working mornings,and then when it is a part of of ” letting go ” feeling, when time waits for you. Thanks for taking the reader with you.

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  11. Beautifully described nature โ€˜s beauty, felt like being in the place ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. DeepikasRamblings
    March 18, 2020

    Beautiful post. Your love for nature oozing out of it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

    Liked by 1 person

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  14. Shantanu Baruah
    March 23, 2020

    How lovely โ€“ I need that hammock ๐Ÿ˜Š

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