Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.
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Lovely. Just lovely.
ummm I can just imagine lying back in a canoe, my back against pillows my hand trailing in cool water, as the sun dips into the evening…a beautiful thought and stunning pic.
Beautiful photo. Moving sentiment. You hold on firmly to the stillness too x
What a beautiful photograph! When I think of holding fast to stillness, I think of kneeling in a church for an hour of adoration of God. That stillness is perfect, and a gift, to me.
That is a very lovely picture…Hi Damayanti.. I am an from Kerala.
Such a clear photograph. The colours and contrast along with the reflection makes it even better.
So for this title, I first thought that comes to my mind is "balance"…. Holding firm to have the balance in life. Not letting go off your belief.
Superb Pic ! 😀
Aptly Done !
To me, any body of water no matter how large or small speaks of peace, calmness and an awareness of the mightiness of God to create such a wonderful gift.
That picture makes the line just a bit funny, because water is not usually completely still other than in a still photo. Plus, the little kayak (or whatever it's called) would surely cause even more movement if a person actually got into it.
But the photo IS still, and therefore very peaceful. I always think of stillness as a moment of peace and tranquility. It's important to have those moments in your life, away from all the hectic stuff going on. It's good for your health too. 🙂
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A canoe and contentment.
My mission. Great pic by the way!! I should have collect them since the beginning. Great for meditation.
That is a beautiful image. I take the phrase to mean enjoy peaceful moments of life.
love this and the image. beautiful
"Hold Firmly to Stillness," to me it means find inner peace, or at the very least the courage to look for peace.
I enjoyed taking a mini tour of your blog and your H post. Quite unique.
Silvia @ Silvia Writes
the picture is so fit for the title!
I can imagine that stillnes, that peace of mind and soul, which isn't difficult, considering that pic!
Just means a moment of mental peace.
A perfect photo for the phrase. Bye now – gonna write a poem
So true. The calmness within can help win difficult battles!
Well you definitely have to be still and hold firmly to survive canoeing…
I just can't get over the gorgeousness of that shot to come up with anything more original…
Tina @ Life is Good
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This is so peaceful.
What always gets me about pictures like this is…where are the bugs? I've been to still ponds before, but the waterbugs are always going non-stop! 🙂
I just love the photo….such a peaceful sight! I too wish to hold onto a moment in time, be at peace with myself and the world! But, too many thoughts swirl in my head for that to happen! 🙂
That picture reminds me of a scene in Michelle Davidson Argyle's book, "Monarch" where there are boats that sink to the bottom of a lake.
A perfect shot for stillness
There are times in life (in each day) that the individual needs to have stillness or reverie. If stress drives us stillness revives us
Moondust and A to Z
Lovely. The brilliance of silence can never be underestimated. 🙂
Yes! We take this stillness into the crazy world we live in. Great pic too.
Hold firmly to stillness…
To me, that means finding an unshakable center–an eye at the heart of life's storm. A place that's safe and certain and still as stone. An oasis at the crossroads of body, mind and spirit that's a haven when the world is not.
Thanks for the thought-provoking prompt!
Hold firmly to stillness… it can help to ease your mind, bringing calmness and clarity in times of chaos and confusion!
Writer In Transit
This is one of the best quotes I have come across. Stillness is something we require today, where we are constantly on the move. It just gives us time to think, live in the moment and be content.
Sometimes — most times, actually — the only way I can hold firmly to stillness is to write. That's what keeps me sane, gives me perspective, helps me to gain my balance. To me, stillness is being quiet in my heart and mind and acceptance of who I am — and loving me.