The Sunday Traveler ~ Finding Peace at Home

Chaos, anxiety, angst, distress, sadness. Worry for where all this is going. One has to seek refuge where one can periodically to reset equilibrium. I’ve spoken in the last couple of Sunday Traveler posts about the beauty of this little town where I live. I’ve found that going out to take photos in the evening is my prescription for peace; going out and seeking beauty to believe that it still exists in this world, and is not an illusion that I’ve dreamed up in my head. I’ve just recently seen something written by Elizabeth Gilbert that I’ll leave here for you. I am so in agreement with her on this; it has been my salvation over the last few difficult years since my husband died, and it continues to serve its purpose in today’s world. I highly recommend it.

“Whatever your life brings to you, respond with creation. If you are celebrating, create. If you are grieving, create. Only create. Always create. Constant creative response. This is the engine of resilience”.

Thanks for bearing with me on getting a bit off track here from my usual travel posts. I couldn’t leave it in the unsaid.

Let’s travel on, leaving beautiful things in our wake to share with each other as we go.


About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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22 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ Finding Peace at Home

  1. Amy says:

    Thank you for sharing the wise words, Angeline. The beauty of nature that we captured is comforting. Take care.

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  2. Lovely post Angeline .. hugs

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  3. kkessler833 says:

    Great post! Love the photos!

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  4. Arati says:

    I feel a sense of peace when looking at these rocks and the water. I find the soft light comforting. I love the low perspective which brings the focus to the detail in the rocks and water, reminding me to bring my focus back to the present and what is right in front of me.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thank you so much for your perspective, Arati, it is what I saw as well. The sun was just about to go down in front of me and I got low to avoid the direct sun itself, just picking up some of the suffused light. I absolutely feel peace when I’m there. Hope your week is a good one.

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  5. Beautiful post Angeline. Thank thank you for the reminder. We are busy creating beauty by repainting all our window frames from an ugly dark brown to a soft fresh cream. Fun.

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  6. Thanks for the reminder that happiness is not a destination—it is all around us wherever we may be.

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  7. Su Leslie says:

    Beautiful images. And very wise words. I really believe that when we define ourselves as creators instead of consumers, we become much happier less destructive of our planet.

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  8. Tish Farrell says:

    Thank you for this very thoughtful post, Angeline. Wise words.

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  9. Sue says:

    If you are grieving, create….the only time my poetry muse was alive was in grief, haven’t written anything since then…..

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  10. ShimonZ says:

    Human activity has gotten to be a bit frantic and noisy, So it’s very good to get away now and then and appreciate nature. Beautiful shot of the bird over the water… is it a seagull? I love to watch them fly. All the best to you.

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thank you, Shimon. Yes, that is a seagull. They love this spot on the point overlooking the water by this bridge. I love watching them too, hanging on the wind and wheeling about. Take care and have a good week.


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