Yesterday Saturday was a mad day in the main avenues here in the city and I myself was not spared from the chaotic experience. Coming off from the last day of work for the week and carrying two boxes of pastries for my family, I dashed out of the office building and took a public transport with much excitement to start bonding with my family starting on this Saturday afternoon. I’m already imagining the scene of me sitting relaxed with my family after taking a refreshing shower and enjoying a movie while indulging with the sweets I brought home.
But that was far from the reality because the vehicle I’m on is not moving and it has been over 30 minutes. I told myself "relax, at least you’re in an air conditioned transport". However, the 30 minutes dragged on to an hour, then two, and more…. to think that my regular commute to and from work on ordinary day is just 15 to 30 minutes only. But today…tsk!
Being used to running and walking long distance I was tempted to walk the way home but it was raining and I’m wearing work clothes that are not that comfortable to be walking with, plus that I’m carrying two boxes of pastries. There is no way that my small umbrella can totally cover me and the pastry boxes that surely will not stand the rain.
I arrived home very tired and pissed (sorry for the word). All the good mood and excitement gone specially when I see in the news what causes such traffic. I don’t want to touch that matter on this venue anymore because forgive me, I had done so much social media ranting for this incident. By the way, my husband and son arrived home later complaining the same traffic experience.
Today so as not to add anymore annoyance to our weekend my family and I cancelled any plan of going out and decided to stay home the whole Sunday. The blessing to this is that it gave me the time to write some of my thoughts and do one of my favorite leisure which is going over our random family photos.
Probably fate felt what I needed at that moment that I chanced upon these photos. Let me share them with you. The photo captions are product of my current state of mind which is really longing for calmness and serenity.
The patient cats
The Fisher King
The Fisher King and the Patient Cat
The Serene Harbor
The Silent Lamps
Anchored and Mirrored
I took these photos using my young daughter’s new mobile phone, a Huawei/Honor 4C model and were randomly taken while I was running around the bay one rainy Monday morning. I was testing the quality of the 13 mp camera of the phone so these photos were posted without filter.
What do you think of the quality of these photos? And does this gives you the feeling of serenity and calmness as well?