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17 Jul, 2009

Moment of bliss #004

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Moments of bliss


Lakes are good for the soul.

What is it that makes them so peaceful and serene? A place where you can just sit and dwell, unhindered by both the rush and the tedium of everyday life?

I feel like I can stare out into that watery space for hours on end, the wind in my face and the sun on my back, thinking of nothing and everything all at once.

3 Responses to "Moment of bliss #004"

1 | mrsgryphon

July 18th, 2009 at 10:21 am


There is nothing like a quiet morning/evening by a lake! Glad you had some blissful moments while away :)

2 | Trea

July 20th, 2009 at 6:13 pm


I fully agree … sadly it’s another summer we’re not spending at our family’s cabin in Kenora. Miss the loons calling at night, sleeping in until who knows when, and (strangely) not showering everyday or hearing the phone ring. I don’t miss the outhouse or the black flies … but I would take those in a minute if I could be there now, swimming in that cool lake!

3 | Moment of bliss #007 >> a peek inside the fishbowl

August 26th, 2009 at 7:41 am


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