Project 365: Day 126 – Still as the water


4th November 2014 – Lumbini, Nepal

Gluttony was the sin of the day, as I found lost proteins creeping back.
Into a body that the roads had so mercilessly ravaged away.
While my carb-goggles clouded my senses and decisions,
The lotus and a reflection were the saving grace of the day.
I am giving myself into the still life today - Lumbini, Nepal

I am giving myself into the still life today – Lumbini, Nepal

I realised today that I have been doing tired rides for the last few days. So, today was a day to sit back, and relax a bit.

Lumbini may be a Buddhist place, but there are restaurants that serve meat and alcohol pretty much everywhere. The guesthouse that I stayed in had a restaurant the next door, which became my seat for the whole day. I kept gorging on coffee and chicken to gain back some of the weight that I had lost. Which I think, I effectively did.

Only by twilight did I realise that I had not clicked anything yet. So, rode out to see the West monastery zone of Lumbini. On the menu today was Taiwan, France and Austria. Or actually, their monasteries. Among all of them, the Taiwan monastery impressed me. Or wait, it was actually the reflection of the dying sun in one of it’s ponds, that actually impressed me.

That was an inspired moment. Now, back to my chicken stroganoff.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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