Sunday, 13 December 2015

Silence nourishes wisdom

After the Chennai floods and associated media saturation, Ghumakkad experienced a period of silence. While I was sorting the pictures for the next story on a fort near Hyderabad, this picture of centuries-old cannon caught my attention.

A cannon long abandoned lying flat on the ground. High up in the precincts of Bhongir fort (details in the next story). Weathered but unbeaten. Full of history. The cannon that fell silent many centuries ago. But its silence seemed stronger than its booming cannonballs.

Looking for an apt quote on 'Silence', I came across Francis Bacon's line "Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom". So here is the next picturesque quote for you in the PQ series. Don't you agree that silence does nourish wisdom in every one of us- at some point of our life or the other? Do you want to add to the quotation? Please shoot.
Some of the related PQs in earlier blog posts are:

Life - a reflection of our mind

Flowers and hope

Rose petals and life

Thanks for browsing.
Do suggest a quotation or two for finding a matching picture for the next PQ.

     - Harsh-the-Ghumakkad/ 13th Dec 2015
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