My hubby and I are fairly similar but we’ve also got some differences. I’m tidy, he’s not, he’s hilariously funny, I’m calmer and more sedate. It’s the same on our travels, we often run into extremes and opposite situations. In fact, our world seems to be full of extremes from the minute we wake up in the morning, whether we’re at home or half way across Australia, to the minute we go to sleep at night.
Nothing beats waking up to a beautiful sunrise, a new day and bright opportunities.
Just like nothing beats ending the day with an equally magnificent sunset, and an appreciation of all life, where ever we are. It makes me grateful to be alive.
In between there’s so much contrast, so much light and dark. The rest is just a speck in the ocean.
There are extremes everywhere, like the leisurely houseboat and the speed boat on the river. They’re all in harmony. Proving that we can all be on the same page, or river, much like this water skier behind the speed boat is focused on where he’s going, and the house boat is mindful of what’s around him.
Here in outback Silverton we came across extremes in the main street. You can see the new car next to the vintage car. Then there’s Pancakes the resident donkey coming to greet us. Here in this slow paced destination the action ramps up when movie directors converge on the town to film classics like Mad Max and A town like Alice.
From the outback to the city, in Sydney opposites are paramount. The big cruise ships and the smaller boats line beautiful Circular Quay. All docking in perfect harmony.
The big skies and boundaries of sky and earth and the reflections in nature remind us how different our world is. And yet how similar it can appear.
Sometimes the landscape is so similar to the sky we find it hard to work out what is what.
And when we look down from up high, we need confidence to believe we can fly, figuratively speaking, of course!
Sometimes it can feel like we’re going in opposite directions and we can become disorientated. But whether we head forwards or backwards so long as we ultimately know where we’re going we’ll end up on track again.
And that’s when we realise that we have all we really need in life.
When we’re camping and surrounded by the basics of life there’s a sense of right in the world. We need fire to keep warm and we also need water to extinguish it at the end of the night, even when camping beside a river. They work together and I’m always grateful for both.
At the end of the day, the old saying is true. Opposites really do attract. Whether young or old, beautiful or ugly, rich or poor, it doesn’t really matter. Happiness and sadness, love and hate, peace and war, light and day. Without one there could not be the other.
It’s all about balance.
Wishing you all a happy July and a balanced life full of happiness, peace and love.
Opposite in Nature, harmonious together.
Stay safe, be grateful for every day and enjoy the journey.
This is in response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Opposites
and also for Where’s my Backpack – Travel theme -Harmony