A Dive into the Yellow

How long can one stay stuck with the daily monotonous life full of stress? Don’t the pressure of workloads, the long hours at traffic and the unhinged arrogance of people nearby steal your enthusiasm of living bit by bit?

I felt like that too in January. When the world and my dreams both seemed to come at a standstill, I finally said to myself “Welp! That’s it. I need a break.”

That is when I decided to go on a quick trip to a field of yellow beauty within my division and enjoy a little under the sun!

This place is located at Narsingdi, the serene district capital located at about 2 hours’ distance from the bustling Dhaka.

I started the trip with about 30 other women, most of whom were strangers to me! Surprisingly, even an antisocial person like me found friends among them by the end of this trip!

The journey began with a short bus journey and then continued along the lovely river of Meghna!

I love boat rides so much and it’s a shame that I almost never get to enjoy them in the city! I thoroughly enjoyed this one since there was nothing to distract me from marveling at the soft waves rippling through the river. The combination of this view, the sound of water all around me and the warm shower of morning sunlight filled my mind with joy!

It was one of my dreams to read a book while staying afloat on a boat, being surrounded by water and sunlight. So I did just that!

When we finally reached the destination – a field full of yellow flowers from the mustard plants – we started exploring the beautiful landscape with both our eyes and the camera lens.

I decided to take Sherlock for a spin and let him enjoy it by playing a bit of violin!

After exploring the space fully and checking out the handloom workshops nearby, we went back on the boat to have our lunch. The afternoon arrived soon and we had to prepare for leaving.

Although it was a pretty short trip, it really energized my mind and reminded me of the reasons to stay alive.

This was just a small field meant for cultivation a few miles away from my home. Nevertheless, its beauty astounded me and kept me captivated for quite a while. Nothing inspires me more than nature, nothing makes me happier than it either.

So may be working hard just to get a glimpse of all these views is enough for motivation? It certainly works for me!

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

– Robert Frost



  1. Masum says:

    loved your writing! and 30 women!!! seriously! how did you find them!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. samasamrin says:

      Thank you so much! It’s actually an online group of female travelers which I found on Facebook! They’re called “Travelettes of Bangladesh” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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