Depth of things..

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Someone once told me, only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet. And I wondered if other ways were the best ways.

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 For me though, finding depth in books, human lives, ocean water, layers of a valley is one soul-stirring, fulfilling exercise.

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Have you ever observed how every moment is multi-layered?

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And how often we miss noticing them and call life a flat line, even when we’re breathing and alive!

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This post is inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge at WordPress.

A few years ago, while reading an article about happiness, I found this quote, “The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.” Today it does not serve the same meaning to me.  I think, it’s because, words change its depth and meaning over the time. Life keeps unfolding new chapters, changing older meanings, accepting newer ways to look into details.  Does that happen to you too?

41 thoughts on “Depth of things..

  1. “The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach.” That’s quite a loaded one. And I cannot agree more that words do change in depth & meaning over time. Change is good – it just means that we keep on learning…which in life can never be enough. 🙂

  2. I hear lyrics and interpret quotes in a very different way after experiencing great loss–the depths of despair. It’s an interesting quote, but I think it suggests a mathematical precision (and a limitation) I don’t see: why not aspire to greater heights, and not tie the light to the dark so strictly? Of course, I may be reading the quote the wrong way, through that enduring prism of grief.

    1. Our experiences change the way we perceive. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss, Stephanie. I agree with you about the quote. I thought, why we always have to have darkness to measure the height, why we cannot have light always etc.. Thank you for sharing your words here.

  3. I have discovered that when a quote or teaching does not have the same impact as when I first heard the thought, it is due to the fact it has become a part of my being.

  4. Your thoughts are so deep and connect with me instantly. To me, depth in my relationships is so prime. Rest all follows then.

    Btw, these are some of the very beautiful photos. Interesting composition and colors.

    1. Yes, to me too, depth in relationship, friendship etc are important. 🙂 Suyash, I think, I understand things more clearly when I travel more, interact with different people more. That brings versatility and destroys the boundaries we draw around our perspectives. Thank you for the visit and the comment, Suyash.

      1. Exactly. Travel helps me too very much in the similar manner. In fact, travel enabled to explore myself more and more. It all began with a trip in 2012 to Spain. I understood myself more, enjoyed roaming around alone, talked to strangers and within moments, i could feel that connection and vibrancy. Truly amazing trip it was.

        1. Hai na? So true. I am in the process of drafting stories that I came across during those travel and meeting new people. Sometimes I feel I am so lucky to experience those random marvels. 🙂

  5. I discovered your blog on the weekly photo challenge. I especially love your Yosemite photos–I’ve been there countless times. Plus I love to SUP. You captured “depth” quite well as well as with your words.

    1. Thank you, Terri. Yosemite is one welcoming place to find solace. 🙂 I’m so happy to find so many like-minded people on Weekly Photo Challenge. 🙂

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