Sunday, 15 July 2012

God of Small Things...

Walking around Burgau is like walking around the most idyllic little fishing village you can possibly imagaine. Inhabited by elderly, mahogany coloured natives; whose men sit in the shade of the local bus stop putting the world to rights and sail out to see in their little fishing boats to land the 'catch of the day', and the women crocheting and busying themselves with seemingly endless amounts of washing and house hold chores, its impossible not to long for a simpler way of life.

The Photo oppertunities are many (as is evident in this mega long post) and the more you look, the more you see. After reading 'The God of Small Things' by Arandhati Roy, it made me open my eyes to the world around. The way the narrative is driven by multipleperspectives focasing on small incidents which leads the book to its grand climax, uses the naivity and imagination of children alongside the rational intellectual maturity of an adult, to show that at whatever age or ideological standpoint, the little things DO matter and everything, no matter how supposedly insignificant, adds up to contribute to the bigger picture.
Finding Sparkle is appriciating those little things, noticing them and treating them with as much care and attention as you would a great event, experience or other happening. Little things helps put life and all its quirks into perspective. Finding tiny glimmers of happiness keeps you from being swept away in the chaos and absurdity of life.

The best things in life are free and seeking them out is the best adventure and reeps the greatest rewards.
Peace and Love x

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