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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Reading your Joyful Posts brings me to my happy place. I hope having them in one place makes it easier for you to find when you need a bit of happy therapy, too.

If you would like to join in Happy Place, Happy Space, ping back to this post and I will include you next week

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  1. Finding a quiet place, where we can be alone with our thoughts, is quite good for mind and soul. And finding such spot at Singapore Botanic Gardens is a true nailing πŸ™‚


  2. 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.


    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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


    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.


    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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