Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #239: Finding Peace

Happy Sunday! This week, Tina from Travels and Trifles leads this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge by taking last week’s topic – Alone Time – one step further and asks us how we find peace in this busy and ever-changing world.

Inspired by Tina’s post, here is my photo of a pair of chairs, which are situated in the middle of the canyon in the midst of the Canadian Rockies. When I visited the Canadian Rockies in 2017, these chairs were scattered in random places in the national parks and every time I saw them, I took a seat and took in my surroundings.

Am I the only one who finds sitting in nature more calming than standing?

This is a glimpse at my latest crochet project. For the last two weeks, I’ve taken this apart and together 2 times. The first time was because one of the corners didn’t line up. The second time was because the 4 sides didn’t match up.

What is it that people say?

Third times’ the charm?

This is attempt #3 and so far, it’s looking good. I know some will be screaming, “What does this have to do with finding peace? It’s the opposite of peace, isn’t it?”

On the contrary, I feel quite at ease when I crochet and taking a project apart and redoing it so many times isn’t bothering me. It was crochet that saved me this winter. It helped me feel content with staying at home as opposed to before when I saw my home as my prison cell.

When I am feeling restless at night, I would sometimes play soothing nature sounds to help me fall asleep. One of my favorite sounds is the sound of light rain. When it’s done just right, the sound can help me quickly drift off to sleep.

Finally, I cannot argue that being in nature doesn’t give me any peace. When I’m nature, I feel like I can temporarily forget my worries, no matter how big or small. I find that if I stand or sit there long enough, a smile would creep up the corners of my mouth. That’s how powerful nature is.

19 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #239: Finding Peace

  1. beautiful post Yinglan – better you than me on the crochet project though! I did used to do it back when I was a student and found it to be very peaceful. Pretty soon everyone I loved had one of my blankets so I quit LOL. Loved your closing image as well as the idea of randomly placed chairs in the parks. Marvelous!

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    1. Thank you.
      Haha, I can absolutely picture everyone you know having one of your crochet blankets. Fortunately, I’ve found there are so much more than blankets in the crochet world. There are purses, baskets, pillows, and teddy bears.


  2. Fantastic post, Yinglan. I do love sitting in nature and often enjoy finding a rock in the perfect place. Describing the peace you find as you crochet was interesting. It is the process, the hobby you love, and it makes perfect sense. It was a great interpretation. I feel like that with gardening. Tending to the sick or planting and replanting if it doesn’t work the first time around. The soothing rain when you sleep. I think we can all relate to that, but didn’t think of it. Very nice and creative post.

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    1. Thank you. I think I, personally, feel the need to focus on something in order to feel peace. And I hear you about gardening, I, too, feel peaceful when I’m focused on tending plants, just as I feel peace when I crochet.

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  3. I must agree – crocheting (and knitting) gives me peace too. Beautiful piece. And nothing beats nature’s healing and peaceful room. Lovely images to illustrate – the last one is heavenly!

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