A Place We Adopt

A strange question may it appear... But let me ask it anyways.

Did you ever happen to adopt any part of this universe or to be more realistic a particular place in the city that you live in as your own. I guess knowingly or unknowingly everyone has a special place like this all the time. As kids these spaces are very pronounced and visible to all. It may be the unused corner of the room where one takes refuge after getting a scolding or the shade in the garden that one rushes to after completing homework and the list is endless. As we grow older and older it gets split into separate segments for separate actions and some of them are very formal while some are relatively more private and personal. There are many such places and to name a few there could be a few locations to hang out with friends; places to hang out with a closer friend and sometimes a spot to sit and reflect. The last one in the list is the one that I was referring to at the beginning. Physically you may not anywhere close to own those particular spots or place and they may not always be public property either, but you can still adopt it spiritually.

The attached images are of my piece of sea and beach which I had adopted while I lived in Kuwait. This is a tiny section of the gulf road cornice where we used to go for walking and jogging. I had adopted that piece of sea with the tiny beach as mine. My tiny beach used to be covered fully under water at times and in its shiny sandy self at other. I used to feel very sad if someone else was occupying that place.

This is the place where I used to visit once in a while on and sit on the fence with my legs hanging to reflect on Life…the present .. the Future and sometimes on the Past...


  1. Exactly - we have this pond behind a temple ,the surroundings are just beautiful,the area is covered with coconut trees .There are more than 30 'Rajhans ' swimming all the time ,we buy bread for them .Even they know us too well now....we can spend hrs there just like that:)

  2. Beautiful post, yes I have a place like that. Or a few I guess. They are in the nearby forest, that leads to the shore.
    I love your little beach and I love the images. And the sentiments.;)

  3. Beautiful post, Suman. Loved the way you expressed your thoughts. When I saw the first snap I thought it was the Doha Corniche :).

  4. Wonderful post. This reminds me of my special place in the childhood, where I used to hide things which are dear to me then.

  5. Wish you a very Happy Diwali.
    Wonderful post. I liked it very much.

  6. I have spots like these too, where i feel at home and where my thoughts flow freely. I wish I had pictures of these places, different cities, different countries and now they are just these "happy places" in my mind.


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