Stages of Life – Vintgar Gorge, Slovenia

Walking on the wooden bridge along the 1.6 km long Vintgar gorge as the Radovna River  meandered its way through the vertical rocks of the Hom and Boršt hills, 4 kms from Lake Bled in Slovenia, the poet in me was awakened. As I looked awe-struck at the myriad moods of the flowing mass of water, it seemed the metaphor was dancing in my head pushing me to verbalize.

 

The river begins like a hyperactive child
Perhaps with a trace of ADHD
Then flows with the furious, at times foolish pace of youth
Then with the calm and serenity that comes with age, sits placid like a lake
Until an impatience that comes with being here for too long
Hastens to its end
Giving as it dies a quiet death; 
its last drop for our sustenance.

 

Enjoy the series of pics that tries to capture these stages …

 

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Gita Viswanath

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