Prompt: “a picture from wherever.”
I couldn’t resist taking this picture in 2017.
My husband and I were traveling in India. We were admiring and trying to capture the numerous magnificent temple complexes in Hampi, the ancient village in the south Indian state of Karnataka.
Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the capital of the Vijayanagar Empire around 1500 AD. And by some accounts, the second-largest city in the world (at that time).
As we were coming out of a museum depicting the discovery and restoration of this ancient village, I came upon this sight! I stood admiring this breathtaking creation of nature. Having just finished admiring the temples, forts, and chariots created by humans (albeit centuries ago), these two intertwined trees fascinated me. And, the following words came to my mind:
acceptance (of each other’s differences)
yin and yang
This picture captures the essence of mother nature’s teachings.
“The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of a man”