The beauty of symmetry in rows

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My husband and I have always grabbed the slightest of opportunities to travel to the unexplored destinations. During our first road trip from Mysore (Karnataka, India) to Kodaikanal (Tamil Nadu, India), we were exhausted after traveling for nine hours. As we got down near the reception, this is the first sight that greeted us beyond which lay the cloud embraced hills.

The row of flower pots
The row of flower pots – Kodaikanal

The row of flower pots arranged symmetrically added to the beauty of the place. During our three days stay there, we realized that almost everything about the resort followed an alignment in the pattern of rows. The planning of cottages or placing of chairs and flower pots were evidence to our conclusion.

The beauty in symmetery
The beauty in symmetry – Kodaikanal

At times, I wish I knew how to arrange my life into a neat and symmetrical pattern of rows since chaos seems to be a permanent guest here.

This post is part of the Tuesday Photo Challenge on the theme of ‘Row’ this week. Linking this up with Wordless Wednesday created by Esha and Natasha as well.

Author: Sonia Chatterjee

Who am I? An erstwhile banker turned blogger/writer/author. Any qualifications? A Post-Graduate degree in Chemistry followed by a second Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. I completed a one-year MFA in creative writing course from the Writer's Village University, U.S. in Dec 2020. Though I must admit that I am still trying to figure out how and when I can connect all these dots. Have I done any real work? If two years in market research, six years in banking as a branch head, three-plus years of blogging, writing, and publishing a book can be considered as real work, then yes! Where do I live? After spending life like a nomad for sixteen years in Delhi, Bangalore & Mysore, I am back to where it all started from - Kolkata. My favorite things - Books, coffee, travel, food, and my five-year-old son. What is this blog about? Through Sonia's musings, I intend to explore writing in various genres, create social awareness, spread laughter, and give words to emotions. Anything for readers? You can check out my book 'Deal of Death' on Amazon Kindle. If you like fast-paced thrillers, this Detective fiction introducing the woman sleuth, Raya Ray could turn out to be your perfect weekend read.

25 thoughts on “The beauty of symmetry in rows”

  1. In both Ooty and Kodai, flowers can be easily spotted. I guess people love flowers and nature has been kind enough to provide a great weather conducive for the bloom. BTW, is that Kodai resort building in the background?

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    1. Awesome. Yes that’s Kodai resort and this part is the common area plus balcony of the resort. Have you stayed here? Personally I loved the rooms and the steps to the open terrace but the food was awful.


      1. Yes I have, long time ago. Personally, I like the small property next door. It was a villa and overlooked a valley. Right next to the starting point of coakers walk. Thanks for refreshing memories, Sonia

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  2. Though we would love our life to have a neat and symmetrical pattern but guess that would make it a bit boring. Dont you think? A bit of chaos adds to the charm and makes life a bit more ‘fun’ 😀

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  3. How often I wish I could arrange my life in neat rows, symmetrically, as per my likes. Sadly, I cannot do that..and that’s when I arrange my home the way I could have arranged my life!! It’s something I read years ago, about why some people are so obsessive about things being a certain way in their surroundings. They aren’t happy with the way their Life has been arranged by destiny, so they arrange the things around them!

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    1. What a beautiful thought! I totally relate to it. When life gets too chaotic for me, I actually go on a declutter mode for a couple of days. It feels as if I am bringing in some order to my life through arrangement of items. Thanks for reading.

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  4. Symmetry is always pleasing to the eyes, but fortunately or unfortunately, Dear Sonia, life can’t always be symmetrical. And I believe it is in this chaos that we are aligned to the rhythm of life, in some way or the other. Don’t you think so?
    I know with a toddler at hand you have so much to manage, and it ain’t easy. And you really are doing it all so well. I can’t imagine myself with a little baby and blogging and writing as much as you do. You are an inspiration.

    Lovely back story, yet again.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us at #WW

    Have a terrific week ahead!

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    1. You are so right. I enjoy the chaos in life. Just that at times I feel that it’s getting too much to handle. But I keep learning from friends like you who inspire me through their words and action. Thank you for the valuable insights. I am really glad that #WW has made me discover a jewel like you.

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