Morning Tranquility (just me and the ducks)

One can never move, albeit to bigger and brighter things, without a sense of loss at closing a chapter of one’s life.  At the end of the month I shall be making the relatively small move from Old Isleworth/St Margaret’s to the centre of Richmond.  I’m excited by the prospect and spend most of my time by the Richmond riverside anyway, but I will miss drinking in my favourite view each day (pictured above).

I’m a bit of a ‘Ratty’ about rivers. In his words: “There is nothing  – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” The Thames has been my companion on my walk to and from work for over a year. Its mood, like mine, is ever-changing, and most mornings only I and the ducks are present to witness its beauty.

Sometimes… just sometimes… the river is completely at peace, the water so still that it’s like a mirror reflecting an undistorted view of the pinkish-golden clouds above, as if capturing heaven and dragging it down to the Earth.

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2 Responses to Morning Tranquility (just me and the ducks)

  1. Kerry says:

    beautiful reflections, as hard as it is to get up early… morning is almost always the most beautiful time of day

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