Joy is…

Joy is...Varanasi, IndiaJoy is taking time to play.

An early morning boat ride along the Ganges in Varanasi will always be one of the most significant travel memories for me. This ancient and holy city in India draws thousands of devotees daily to wash a lifetime of sins away in these sacred waters. Watching this ritual itself was spiritually cleansing, but to my surprise (and joy) was seeing a soccer ball being thrown around by a small group of guys. They were having a good time while life was going on around them. Quite a juxtaposition.

This post is linked to Kan Walk Will Travel who has created the Joy is…Challenge.


About travelerlynne

Traveler. Writer. Retired Educator.Traveling on and off the beaten path with my photographer husband. Volunteering locally as well as in Haiti and Tanzania, an enriching and humbling experience. A sun lover! Shelling, boating, fishing and watching sunsets. Growing mango, banana, key lime,and pineapple.Making smoothies and chutneys. Enjoying family and friends! Savoring each new day!
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16 Responses to Joy is…

  1. cindy knoke says:

    I wouldn’t have expected that either! Wonderful~

  2. Yes, it was quite out of the ordinary, Cindy, but soccer is so universal, now. It’s great seeing kids being kids. Thanks for your comment.

  3. Lovely capture, Lynne. So wonderful to see kids enjoying the moment. 🙂

  4. Thanks, Sylvia. It was unexpected and made us smile. 🙂

  5. Joy is definitely taking the time to play! It looks like they’ve learned the art of multitasking…spiritual cleansing and soccer practice. 🙂

  6. Gigi says:

    Haha! Isn’t that gorgeous! Joy is also infectious! Thankyou Lynne! ☺️

  7. Kan says:

    Hey Lynne, thank you soooo much for joining and linking up to my challenge! The shot makes me smile! Washing away sins with a spot of football…What fun 🙂

  8. I’m pleased to join in this week, Kan. Joy is a wonderful topic. 🙂

  9. Coming across an unexpected scene like this is definitely one of the joys of traveling.

  10. Definitely, Carol. The memory becomes more significant because of the unexpected. Thanks for commenting.

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  12. Madhu says:

    Great capture Lynne….irrepressible comes to mind! Not a common sight in Varanasi 🙂

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