Balconies

My day starts and ends with screens. From phone to laptop to television, screens are all around me, making me disoriented. There is hardly any escape because I am stuck in my home.
I often wander to my balcony to escape it all, because that is the nearest place closest to nature. A perfect getaway from our box like apartments into the arms of the real world. In times like this, I try to take in every piece of nature city life can offer. I fill my ears with the music of the horns of the passing cars, the animals fighting over something or maybe just playing with each other. I take in the lush greenery of the flora, some on the streets, and some harboured in my balcony. I stare at the sky, the many shades of blue, the moving clouds, and feel myself flying away with them. I feel the breeze on my face and close my eyes. This is all I want, this is all I need.

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Aishwarya

Transitioning to converting my thoughts into blogs from talking to myself about them

15 thoughts on “Balconies”

  1. So lovely write up. ha ha life itself is becoming screen now a days we just have to reflect ourselves. Music of the car horns wah… btw lovely balcony I love tiny plants n flowers which decor the balcony beautifully πŸ˜‡πŸ‘

    Β From phone to laptop to television, screens are all around me

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  2. I connected with this immediately. It’s so hard when our jobs and passions revolve around the use of screens and it’s so important to remind ourselves to take a break and experience the beauty that is around us.

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  3. “She wrong a long letter . . . On a short piece of paper”:

    That line from a Traveling Wilburys song is the highest compliment I could pay you for saying so much with so little:

    “quenchingthelongthirst: Transitioning to converting my thoughts into blogs than talking to myself about them.”

    That instantly resonated with me.

    Your balcony bit reminds me of wrote in Runnin’ Down a Dream:

    *****************

    The sky is pristine blue on my 50th, but I’d feel fantastic even if it were pouring down rain. I walk out to a wall of windows every morning to be engulfed by light. . . .

    Even in the Houston heat, I left one of the sliding-glass doors open a couple inches open all summer β€” as the sound of 610 moves me. I loved my peace & quiet all those years in Charlotte, but the streets of San Francisco changed all that.

    Now I thrive in the atmosphere of activity β€” surrounded by light, ever-flowing fresh air, and the hum of the traffic.

    All the more fitting because I’m still going somewhere.

    https://onevoicebecametwo.life/runnin-down-a-dream/

    *****************

    Beyond those windows is a balcony that goes to a whole other world: A pond with plenty of ducks and big turtles to boot — surrounded by trees and relaxing landscaping. I sometimes yell down to the ducks to say hello.

    In today’s world, I have a better chance of reaching them than my fellow man. But once in a blue moon, somebody comes along who gets it — that there so much beauty and goodness to experience all around us.

    “This is all I want, this is all I need.”

    I wonder, what life have you lived to see so much that most miss? That must have been quite a journey, and I look forward to reading your words in the spirit of such discovery.

    Thank you for following my site — and thank you for making my day with what I have found in yours.

    Rick

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