Saturday, March 8, 2014

Serenity in chaos

What's the nature of serenity? Are you able to experience sereneness in the middle of chaos? If you think you can't, take a look at this photograph.

Path at Abernathy Garden in Newport News, Va.
It's a serene path adjacent to water of Lake Maury at historic Causey's Mill. It is calming, the perfect place for a mid-day walk in the woods.

But these aren't the woods. The path is actually in the middle of a busy city street and right next to a large hospital.

The Abernathy Garden at Riverside Regional Medical Center includes native flora, pathways, reflecting benches and a labyrinth. Among the plants there are azaleas, dogwood, viburnums and plenty of wildflowers.

If you look closely in the photo, just to the right of center above the path, you'll actually see some of the traffic whizzing by on the very busy Warwick Boulevard. But in the shelter of the trees there is peace, nature and a chance to find serenity in the midst of chaos.

Where will you find serenity today?

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