The Theme that Tara’s set us this week is “At Peace” – when I first read this I thought I would just trawl through my photos and some would leap out at me. But they didn’t. Peace is something I crave and then find incredibly difficult to deal with – maybe that’s why I found it hard.
This is the water feature outside some of the exhibition halls at the Frankfurt Messe. The exhibition I was at a couple of weeks ago meant enduring a constant wall of noise for 4 days (I would say ‘sound’ but that gives the impression it may have been pleasant). On the Friday morning I was off doing jobs and had to walk across the quadrangle between halls – the nocturnal musicians had yet to emerge blinking into the sunlight and there, all peaceful, basking in sunlight was the water feature – with me taking photos at one end and someone else at the other. Amidst the cacophony of every musical instrument under the sun being tried (all together) this was a blissfully peaceful moment.
You didn’t think you’d get away without a zoo picture did you?
Here she is – completely oblivious to the huge number of people pointing cameras at her, with, I suspect, a full tummy, the sun warming her nose and her family around her. At peace with the world.
Back in February I wrote this post when I had returned from a very, very sad funeral. Before I left, my god-daughter, her brother and cousins let off balloons for grandma – their way of saying that they loved her very much and understanding that she was at peace in heaven. This one’s for her.