Ataraxia (ἀταραξία, “not perturbed”) is a Greek term used by Pyrrho and subsequently Epicurus for a lucid state of robust equanimity, characterized by ongoing freedom from distress and worry. The ancient Greek author Sextus Empiricus gave this definition: “ataraxia is an untroubled and tranquil condition of the soul.” In non-philosophical usage, the term was used to describe the ideal mental state for soldiers entering battle.
Thus there I am, getting back to the basics, a camera, a tripod, a filter and the storm passing over the gulf…. with a mind full of thought of loved persons and more…. alone… you and the nature…. clearing up your mind and seeing things from another perspective, patiently waiting for a whole 420 seconds for the photo to be taken and limiting your timeline of “putting in place your thoughts” for the day, hiding behind the watch tower of the beach, where you took cover to protect yourself from the windy rain.
ataraxia….. a concrete feeling that once you conquer it, you become one with it… serenity all around and sounds become aloud ….. even your thoughts do so….