As I mentioned in my previous post I came down to my daddy’s house in Hampshire on Monday and have had a lovely couple of days here. The weather in particular has been absolutely wonderful! There is still a chill in the air and it’s not quite time to whack out your shorts and flip flops, but we’re definitely getting there! The sun has been shining for the past two days and last night there was a lovely sunset of which I felt I needed to capture and share with you guys!
Although having separated parents is a horrible thing and it completely broke me to pieces when I found out my parents were separating, now, a few years on, I have come to appreciate how lucky I am to have one parent who lives in the hustle and bustle of the English capital and another who lives in the quietist, most idillic and isolated part of the Hampshire countryside. I adore both places for very different reasons, however, having lived in Hampshire for the first eleven years of my life (and the majority, considering I’m only fifteen now!) and grown up there, it will always have a special priority space in my life.
I view the countryside as a get away space, in which I feel completely safe and peaceful, it makes me happy and holds mostly good memories which I will never ever forget.
Last night when I looked out the window and saw the sun setting in such a beautiful manor, I got the sudden urge to not only take some pictures of it, but to go for a walk and appreciate the graceful nature that a sunset provides. It was a complete spur of the moment decision, but I ended up going on an hour long walk until it was completely dark and all inklings of the sun had faded. It was beautifully peaceful and relaxing and made me feel so happy inside, I have no idea why and even if I did, I don’t think I could articulate it well enough and put it into words that anyone else could understand, however, I’m sure after seeing the beauty I captured in these images and reading this post, you can begin to understand, ever so slightly, how important a place of sanctuary is for me, the place of course being the countryside surrounding my daddy’s home.
To finish, I think something we should all possibly consider is: do we give ourselves the time and place to wind down and have an opportunity to think and un-jumble our messy brains? After taking my walk yesterday evening, I’ve come to the conclusion that an individual place of calm is something the majority of us need, to de-clutter our minds and prepare ourselves for the journeys we’re taking and the lives we’re living.
I know this post seems a bit out of character for me and it isn’t my normal style, but I really felt the need to share my thoughts and I hope that maybe after reading this you will set aside some time to yourself and do whatever makes you happy. To end, I am now going to leave you with a cheeky picture of me, enjoy!
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