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A Mid-Week Break

 

Sometimes it helps to sit down and meditate.

(Hilversum Museum, NL)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Sometimes it helps to sit down and meditate.

(Hilversum Museum, NL)

 

 

 

comments (27)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Aug 2014, 00:39
Prayer mats for boulders?

Love this, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thankfully, those boulders are pillows, Ray. smile
very nice rugs, Ginnie. and a wide variety too.
Ginnie Hart: They definitely catch the eye, Ayush!
for some reason it looks like they all belong together... great image Ginnie....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Peter, it does appear so! Thanks.
I think I have to get back to yoga and meditation. It has been a few decades.
Ginnie Hart: A nice stretching-out is good for us, Michael, isn't it!
Good shot. The rugs now have a better chance of achieving inner peace without the people stepping on them.
Ginnie Hart: Resting up to better invite the crowds back in, Michael. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Aug 2014, 04:51
This looks very inviting and sometimes it might be good to just get a seat and relax and think about the things we can do differently the next time....
I love the rugs.
Those stones came in Hilversum dragged in the ice from the North pole during the ice age. I was born in Hilversum and this area was covered with ice. The Hilversum area is just a few feet above sea level, because of all the sand in the ice and left a thick sand-layer after melting.
Those stones are old......
Great shot!!
Ginnie Hart: Please tell me those old stones are really pillows, MLMA! smile It was such an inviting place inside the museum.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2014, 06:10
You are right - although I would prefer sitting on a bench in a garden or sitting on my sofa or lying in my bed - I love the pebbles and the carpets. What kind of museum? Hilversum is for me the town of the radio- and telecommunication and Astrid's birthtown ...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine, this is where Astrid was born and raised...also where the MH17 victims are being identified (127 of the 298 thus far). It's a very small museum (in the former stadhuis) but it had an interesting "Oh My God" exhibit which you can see in the second half of this post: http://www.ginniehart.blogspot.nl/2014/07/hilversum-netherlands-astrids-birthplace.html
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Aug 2014, 06:15
Oh dear I am confused. I suppose this would be a place to practise what is known as mindfulness
Ginnie Hart: It did seem strange to see this inside a museum, Chris. It was very inviting...a place to watch some of the big-screen videos they were showing.
Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Me, too. Geminis need to stop thinking sometimes!
I can just see Bill sat crossed legged on one of these stones contemplating the meaning of life.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Mick. Especially on Joseph's birthday! smile
  • HF
  • Germany
  • 20 Aug 2014, 08:24
An astonishing contrast - the carpets and the stones, Ginnie. But I think, this stones are made of fabric?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, HF. Good eyes. The stones are pillows! smile
  • Focales
  • France
  • 20 Aug 2014, 08:24
Beautiful composition and carpets
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Merci.
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 20 Aug 2014, 08:30
Rock and Roll! (of carpet)

Personally I think we will stick to floor cushions ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good play on words, Mike. Actually, those ARE cushions. smile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Aug 2014, 08:31
You really don't want to either drop one on your foot or stub a toe on them wink The scene looks Arabian to me (well, what I imagine an Arabian scene would look like).
Ginnie Hart: You'll be happy to know those are cushions, Alan. smile And yes, it looks Arabian to me, too.
What a fascinating image, Ginnie. The stones provide tranquillity.
Ginnie Hart: Soft stones (cushions), Pauline, which adds to the sense of tranquility for me. Thanks.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 20 Aug 2014, 09:23
That is really annoying Ginnie, when kids bring pebbles back from the beach.
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! Well, in this case, Chad, they're very soft. smile
very true smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Joshi, I agree.
This looks a very tranquil place and very attractive too.
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Suzanne. It's not something you usually see inside a museum.
Genie, take us out for a magic carpet ride! wink
Ginnie Hart: That's a great idea, LC. Why didn't I think of that. smile
This seems a strange sight for a museum but I will believe everything.
Ginnie Hart: I know exactly what you mean, Mary! This was on the below-ground floor where you could sit and watch videos related to the museum.
Intriguing exhibit, Ginnie. Are you permitted to use it or is it roped off?
Ginnie Hart: Very much set up to be used, Beverly, though no one was there sitting while we went by. It did seem cozy. smile
I like the almost random array of the carpets but those stones wouldn't be the softest of cushions would they.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Brian, I believe those "stones" ARE cushions. I may write the museum to find out for sure because neither Astrid nor I touched them. smile
So very cool. You may have mentioned this in your comments to others...but are they stones or pillows?
Ginnie Hart: To be honest, Robin, we don't know. Astrid thought they were stones but I think they're cushions. I may write the museum to find out, since neither one of us touched them. Can you believe it?!
Indeed... I agree with you Ginnie... even daily.
Ginnie Hart: Daily is a very good practice, Jacquelyn. I agree!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Aug 2014, 23:02
It seems like we are between a rock, a hard place and a magic carpet!

Meditation will sort it all out smile
The boulder pillows are very misleading but seems like a nice place to meditate.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 21 Aug 2014, 08:33
are the rocks meditating? that's even calmer than making like a vegetable, make like a rock and meditate! cool shot!

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