It’s that time of year when I begin to get restless and start looking at new and exotic destinations to add to my list of places I must visit soon. But until my next trip, I am resolved to embrace the beauty of remaining in one place with this week’s travel theme, stillness. To start off, some people who make a living out of being still, one in Edinburgh…
…the other in Boston.
They say still waters run deep and they’re not wrong. Lake Atitlan in Guatemala is the deepest lake in Central America. Here’s the spray from our boat dancing in front of us as we disrupt an almost smooth surface of water.
It is pretty hard to catch a hummingbird standing perfectly still – but I’m always amazed at how still their body stays while their wings are flapping a hundred miles an hour.
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Be still like a mountain and flow like a river. – Lao Tzu
Nearly everybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think… All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world. – Pico Iyer