I was sitting on the banks of the River Ganges in my hometown, Bhagalpur, deep in my thoughts, admiring the beauty of one of the most sacred rivers of India. It seemed the water flowed at times, and paused for next few seconds, taking a nap during her long course from the Himalayas before embracing the sea – Bay of Bengal. She must be tired with this perpetual journey. Thousands of people come to her, taking a holy dip in the water to wash off the sins of their life. Definitely, it took lot of courage, wisdom and kindness to forgive the vices of lesser mortals. What does it take humans to make allowance at the misdeeds of others? Do we possess those virtues to bear no malice against them?
And then, I was nudged from my musings. At a distance, there was this group of five youngsters who had come to enjoy the sunset and to pose for photographs. It is difficult most of the times for a photographer to defy his inner conscience and not take a shot at such a beautiful moment. River Ganges and the setting sun formed the background and the five human forms completed my sight. Reflection of the sun made it more vivid.
This was part of Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette. More posts here.