The Ocean (Sunday photo fiction)

Sunday Photo fiction

Vishal stood on the deck of the ship and gazed at the Dhruva nakshatra. The ocean was his life. He had yearned to live on the ocean and his parents had understood. He had passed the exams. The arduous life thereafter was satisfying. The very fact that there was nothing solid beneath was so exciting. Each day was a new experience. The ship had become his home ten years ago. The vastness of the ocean filled his being. He felt sad and angry when people treated it as a garbage dump. The plastics floating by filled him with horror. Would people ever understand? Destruction seemed to be the new game. But to be fair, there were good people too.
His thoughts went back to those days when he had first started to dream about this life. He and his sister used to sail paper boats on the little stream in their grandparents’ home. During the rains the boat would glide along in full speed. They would run after it. Many a time a small rock would stop it. Life was like that. Sometimes small obstacles stop us from realizing our dreams. He was glad his dream had become a reality.


(Photo credit : Subramanya Bhat)  (200 words)

The Ocean (Sunday photo fiction)

Dhruva – Wikipedia

Dhruva (ध्रुव “constant, immovable, fixed”) is a devotee of Vishnu mentioned in the Vishnu Purana and the Bhagavata Purana. The Sanskrit term dhruva nakshatra “immovable star” is used of the polar star in the Mahabharata, personified as son of Uttanapada and grandson of Manu, even though Polaris at the likely period of the recension of the text of the Mahabharata was still several degrees away from the …


By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. The Covid has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


      1. Yes, here Aravinda’s Sir, Prof NT Bhat used to say that while in college he could not get the subject he wanted to study due to various reasons. But slowly he started loving the subject he had the study. He said he was very grateful to God for not giving him what he wanted. 😊


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