Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Love Of The River

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:www.quora.com/profile/Marie-Vonow/blogs https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au
Me Time (38)      Nature (37)      Connection (19)      Walking (9)      River (3)     


Connection, Me Time, Nature, River, Walking


The beach is a great place. Most people say they love the beach. Lovers walk hand in hand along the sand and gaze at the sunset. There is no denying there is something wonderful about the beach. For 18 years I lived a fifteen minute drive from the beach and enjoyed many a long walk at the beach, sometimes alone and sometimes with my loyal dog and a friend and her little dog. I wrote poems about the beach and called it ,‘My place of peace’.

I moved a year ago and took up residence in a house a few minutes walk from a small river. Can you imagine my surprise when I suddenly realised my place of peace is not the beach but the river? The beach is wonderful but I am more at home by the river. I don’t know why it took me so long to work this out. How can one not know oneself?

Perhaps it is because the beach is so popular and I just adopted the common view that the beach is the place to be. I may have got caught up in the romanticism of the beach from watching too many click flicks. Maybe I hadn’t thought deeply enough about where I truly feel relaxed and what is important to me. Perhaps I sometimes accept the views of others without asking myself if it is my view.

As a child I spent many a happy hour near the river that ran along the back of Grandma’s property. Sometimes I would go with my cousin to get the two cows that spent the day grazing on the banks of the river. Occasionally I would watch her brother catch yabbies. The small brown frogs that swam in the river fascinated me. I recall sailing paper boats that my uncle made from newspaper.

My own home was about a mile from the same river but a bit further downstream. My childhood friends and I enjoyed roaming by the river. We explored and built cubby houses out of fallen branches. Occasionally we took sandwiches with us and had a picnic lunch on the banks of the river.

Sometimes I wandered along the banks of the river alone. As a teenager it was where I went to sort out my problems and reflect on the meaning of life. I recall heading for the river when I came home for holidays after starting studies at university. It was a time of change in my life and I needed some 'me time', to sit by the river and sort myself out. I still have poems I wrote at this time about the beauty and peace of the river.

When my first son was young our house was again not far from a river. He loved walking by the river and catching tadpoles. Normally a very active child, he was calmer when he was at the river. I have fond memories of times we spent together at the river.

Looking back I see my connection to the river goes back a long way. It is probably why I feel such a close tie to the river now. When I need some ‘me time’ I head for the river. I feel at peace as I ramble along the path listening to the frogs croaking.


# Connection
# Me Time
# Nature
# River
# Walking
I like this Article - 3
More Articles by Marie Vonow
Purple is a colour traditionally associated with royalty and luxury
103 views
I know I benefit from breaking my routine and doing something different
77 views
When I was in Adelaide today I decided to spend some time in the Botanic Garden
87 views
Change, especially big changes can be stressful
86 views
You have a million things to do and so little time
115 views
Some people like to have lots of furniture in their house, feeling it adds to a cosy vibe
174 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
ID: 22721
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
You may be passionate about writing but still suffer from writer's block
8074 views
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
11409 views
The concept of brainstorming brings together an approach to solving problems by thinking laterally
166 views
Many of us have been encouraged to focus on others before ourselves
124 views
Want to hear something heartbreaking? do not receive treatment
107 views
%%“On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer
398 views
People generally don’t want to feel sad or have their feelings hurt
2668 views
We all have times when we find ourselves overwhelmed with anxiety and stress
86 views
As I write this, the Easter weekend is a few days away
83 views
Doing something creative can make a person feel happy and inspired to do other creative things
81 views
Categories
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2018 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version