Not merely an absence of noise, 'Real Silence' begins when a reasonable being withdraws from the noise in order to find peace and order in his inner sanctuary. -- Peter Minnard (Beach Series 5/5)
In Hinduism, the search for God begins with journeys to various temples and seeing the idols of Gods there. Once the Darshan (seeing idols of God) is completed, the custom indicates that we sit in the temple for sometime. This custom, when we really dig deep for its meaning, indicates that we relax there so as to start seeking the God within oneself. Hence, the seeking of God starts from outside in the form of idols in temples & ends in finding God within oneself.
The way in which this person was so involved in his thoughts indicated to me that he was seeking peace and solace in the beach. The beach in the mornings is such a beauty to behold and a perfect place for finding one’s bearings. A soothing sunrise, the sweet sound of waves, the fresh breeze and lots of solitude are the best concoctions for peace. I hope, wish & pray that he found his peace in the beach and eventually, within himself.
(This photo was my instant favorite the moment I clicked it and hence I wanted this to be the last of the beach series. I hope you all enjoyed the beach series as much as I enjoyed posting it. Thanks for all your comments and kind words.)