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Archive for ‘April, 2012’

Joy everywhere

In the wind,
In the breeze,
In the sun,
In the trees.

In a flower,
In a bird,
In a smile,
In a word.

In a look,
In a glance,
In a song,
In a dance.

In the morn,
In the day,
In your home,
On the way.

In your love,
In a friend,
In a hand,
You extend.

If you pause,
If you look,
There is joy
To be took

Any day,
Any where,
Every day…
Every where…



(Flower by the sidewalk on the way to work this morning)

A vacation… any place, any day – a moment of beauty, a smile


“Why not pause an instant? Give in to fun
Enjoy the day’s passing, this golden sun.








Why do you hurry? Come sit a while,
Create a memory, share a smile.”





Why should the grass be green on the other side of the fence?
The happiness we strive for, always in future tense…

– Madhuri



(a sunny afternoon on the shore of the Hudson, just across from downtown Manhattan)

Ever Balanced

Spring is here in full force. It is a gorgeous day. There is beauty everywhere.

My heart joyful at the sight of it all… my steps jaunty, music in my ears.

My mind filling up with worry at the thought of what this is doing to the pollen count – my allergies – oh when will the “million and one” sneezes hit ? – my eyes are already itchy…

Isn’t it fascinating how life balances out? – two sides to everything – even in the smallest of things – a pro for every con, and a con for… you get the logic I am sure :-) Advaita we call it in Indian philosophy.

Got to stop now… I feel the first of those sneezes coming on!


What is the purpose of this blog? Does it have a theme?

Why, no! Does it have to?

It has no purpose, no theme, no specific reason for being.

Just a place to share a thought, a mood, an emotion, an experience… that all too often transcend the bounds of words and language.

An attempt to capture a moment, a glimpse, a facet… of the beauty that surrounds us every day, every where – beauty that can overwhelm us, fill us with joy, leave us absolutely speechless.

A picture can speak a thousand words they say. Well, here goes.



As the night deepens, the traffic on the Hudson river quietens… ceases. The waters grow still and dark. And yet not dark at all… they glow with the colors of Manhattan rising high above them. They seem to hold and absorb into their depths the countless thoughts and dreams of this fascinating metropolis… endless reflection.

Sort of like the mind – in silence, in quiet… turning inward to the myriad thoughts we hold – in introspection, in reflection.

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