Subtle awakenings-Remembering Rishikesh at Apollonia



Apollonia (modern day Susa)-Eastern Libya


The sea sketches in it’s own way. Ever since I took up photography and sketching

in a bit more systematic way, new things have opened up even in routine.


Add to that, the music of sounds, (which you cannot hear in this sequence) or the

scent of sea air mixed with sand and the views of the hills nearby where mountain air

gives a distinct scent of sea-mountain and we have a lovely blend.


This feeling was what I first got when I would go for walks past the Ganga in

the Rishikesh region of India, where the great river first comes out from the Himalayas

to merge with the plains.


The scents, sounds, and sights all make a symphony….it started a while ago, and the

process is maturing, churning and enriching.





The Ganga weaving it’s way through the Himalayas



Studying some of the works and underlying themes of works of art can be an uplifting exercise. Subtle is the penetrating influence of art. We, who live in the physical nature, are unable to feel it readily. Sketching can open some of these windows. Can the baton charge of moral codes and religious scriptures awaken the subtle inner nature?







About prashant bhatt

A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices. I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal :
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