Swaying to the Wind #Treelove

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” 
― Albert Einstein

The connotation here is our ability to change or be changed to fit the changed circumstances. One of the key factors that determine our survival in a rapidly changing world constantly in a state of flux is how quickly we respond to our environment. So much like the trees by the seaside that bend and bow to changing winds, varying their degrees to prevail through rain, storm or shine. For the three days we spent by the seaside at Galle, every evening I’d spend admiring this sight and feel overwhelmed with so much beauty around me.


The sight brought me peace and calm beyond measure and I marvelled at the trees that seemed so pliable. It’s not been easy to accept one’s fallibility and vulnerability but, one has learnt that it is necessary to do so. And whilst at it, at the same time, one must also strive to learn, grow and adapt too, as life and circumstances continue to bring up situations and circumstances well beyond our capacity to anticipate, both in our personal and professional spheres. I hope to improve upon this quotient and this is one of the key life lessons, I am taking along with me into the New Year!

What about you? How are you bracing for the changes that are coming into your life in the coming days/weeks/months? 


Thursday Tree love is a photo feature on Parul’s blog and is hosted on 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The next edition will be live on January 11, 2018. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her post.

If you don’t see the pingback, please leave a link to your post in her comments section. She will link your posts on her blog in the next edition and spread some love. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us. 

27 thoughts

  1. The coconut trees, bent in many directions make up for a pretty picture of seashore. And, what adds more to this beautiful photo is your profound wisdom, Esha. I might have wondered how some coconut trees remain parallel to the ground for some part before shooting towards the sky but never stayed with this thought for too long to evoke answers. But, now I do know after reading the first part of this post. And, there is always a lesson or two to learn from nature and from your blog 😀

    1. You are too kind, Anamika. Thank you nevertheless. No wise words from me —its always the ones we learn from Mother Nature. I’m still learning everyday — from life, from the everyday events and most of all, from the setbacks that come in various hues and colours everyday. Rather than wonder why I have to face such adversities, I have begin to accept them with grace and positivity.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Parul. I’m glad that I could be a part of #thursdaytreelove and get inspiration from you all. Such a fantastic year to have food for thought from you throughout the year. Here’s to more such in 2018. 🙂

  2. Beautiful picture, so serene ad calm, loved what you wrote and its so true to accept changes that happens despite our weakness, open and flexible to move on in becoming persons we were meant to be… thanks for the reflection, very apt for the pic.

  3. Such a beautiful photo…it evokes serenity. The thoughts in your post are so poignant. Change is never easy and yet, the only constant. Life throws a lot of lessons and I think we only continue to grow with every experience. The moment we stop growing, we stop living. Hope you have a wonderful 2018.

  4. I have always loved palm trees. I’ve only lived in a place where they grow two years out of my life. But when I visit a place with them (and I hope to be visiting such a place soon) I feel so much at peace. I love how they bend but don’t break. They are flexible enough to endure.

  5. That’s picture postcard perfect! Thanks for sharing a profound thought. Yes, we must learn, grow and adapt with each life’s experience. Wishing you an enriching new year!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by, Shilpa. I’ve been mulling over things from the past esp now that the year is going by too fast. Hope to improve upon things I started this year. Thanks…wish you an awesome and happy year ahead that is just the way you want it to be.

    1. Thank you so much, Shilpa. I knew you’d like the scenic view. I would love to read your post on the lessons that 2017 taught. Will catch up on the reading over today and tomorrow. I wish that in the New Year these life lessons find you better placed to take life’s volleys. Cheers for stopping by, dear Shilpa!

  6. That’;s a lovely image with setting sun, Esha. Change is something that we humans don’t like but that’s inbuilt with our lives. Good or bad, we have no say or choice.

  7. The best thing about vacations to places with nature around is this feeling of thankfulness.Adaptation and growing is important.Learning is like breathing I feel

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