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Happy Place, Happy Space

It’s been a bit of a week. Needed quiet. Sought is out in one of the quietest nooks in the Singapore Botanic Gardens that I know of.

Keppel Discovery Wetlands, Singapore Botanic Gardens

β€œTrue solitude is found in the wild places, where one is without human obligation.”

“What are people for?”, Wendell Berry

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24 Comments

  1. Seeking quiet takes self-awareness and courage (to step away from our obligations). I’m glad you found solitude in such a beautiful place. And Wendell Berry is one of my favorite poets. I particularly like his Sabbath poems. You remind me to read that collection again. Thank you for the mention. And hanks for being there for us, Ju-Lyn, even among the tussle.

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    1. “How long does it take to make the woods?
      As long as it takes to make the world.”

      These opening lines to Berry’s “1985, V” just completely floored me … and of course, appeals to my greenie persuasions. Thank you for sending me to the Sabbath poems. I am going to hunt more of them down.

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  2. What a nice tranquil garden. There’s a botanical garden around the corner from my work. Maybe I’ll stop by during my lunchtime one of these days.

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  3. Love the calm water and reflections in it. I hope your upcoming week will be as calm as you like it to be. Thank you for the mention and your weekend coffee share.

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    1. Thank you Natalie, for your visit and well-wishes. It has been a hectic few weeks since this post, with many people falling ill around us. But on! on! we go.

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    1. Gosh! It’s taken me a while to read your response – thank you for your patience and your encouragement, and for taking the time to visit my place of quiet.

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