“Change can be good but it’s always tough to let go of the past”
― Emily Giffin, Love the One You’re With
“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”
― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
Time to thank the year for all its tests and lessons (not lessons and tests)!
Posted in Blessings, Celebrations, Life, Memories, Nostalgia, Uncategorized
Tagged Letting go, Memories, New Year, Photo, Photography, photos
I had no idea
That I had grown
Tethered too –
Never letting go,
I broke off,
Dreaming of new pastures
Now they haunt me –
The unseen ghosts
Of my Invisible Roots.
They blame me
They whisper out loud
Some day I must,
And try to reconnect
The severed roots
One by one,
Posted in Blessings, Emotions, Life, Memories, Nostalgia, Trees, Uncategorized
Tagged connections, Life, Memories, Photo, Photography, Poem, Poetry, roots, ties, Tree, verse
“She wondered that hope was so much harder then despair.”
― Patricia Briggs, Cry Wolf
“When you’re at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on”
― Theodore Roosevelt
“Is it possible to become friends with a butterfly?”
“It is if you first become a part of nature. You suppress your presence as a human being, stay very still, and convince yourself that you are a tree or grass or a flower. It takes time, but once the butterfly lets its guard down, you can become friends quite naturally.”
― Haruki Murakami
“Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ”
― R.H. Heinlein
“A fallen blossom
returning to the bough, I thought —
But no, a butterfly.”
― Arakida Moritake
“You can only chase a butterfly for so long.”
― Jane Yolen
“I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
How heartless of him! 😀
Posted in Blessings, Life, Memories, Nostalgia, Summer, Uncategorized
Tagged Aleppey, Butterflies, Flowers, Kerala, Nature, Photography, photos, Plants, Quotes
Posted in Blessings, Childhood, Life, Memories, Nature, Nostalgia, Trees, Uncategorized
Tagged Banana, Jack fruit, Kerala, Nutmeg, Photo, Photography, photos, Rubber tree, Stream, Village
This year will pass
Even if I try to prevent.
The new one will come in
Even if I welcome it not.
You may be there, I may not
Or vice versa.
Glad the year was there
Its predecessors had been there.
I am not greedy for more.
Still, if I could go through one more….
……………….Take my word,
I will ask for yet another. 😀
Have a look at these snaps from our Creativity Day 2012.
If there is a will there is a tree. There had been excruciating incidents (saved for another post) behind this artificially natural tree. Thank you dear teachers, for your determination which made the dead branch take ‘life’, finally!
Ozone layer. A simple, yet demonstrative exhibit from the science stall.
Our students are experts at Mehendi. Their dexterity will amaze you.
Best out of waste. One of my favourite pieces from the competition.
Origami! This was made by a grade 7 student within an hour’s time.
The student used about 150 paper cups to make this party light. Loved it!
Just that much for the time being. Looking forward to the holidays, to tell you more about the life here and to catch up with all the great posts I missed. Take care!
Posted in Art, Celebrations, Childhood, Creativity, Education, Uncategorized
Tagged creations, Creativity, mehendi, origami, ozone layer, party lights, Photography, photos, Tree
This time I will go for a cool post.
Which is the most pleasant, cool colour? Of course, green. Have a look at these shots (stock from the last vacation – I have enough to last me for two years 😉 ) and just start adoring green. The place is Alappuzha, Kerala.These pictures and the memories associated with those moments will revitalize me in the fatiguing summer. Hope you will enjoy them too.
Posted in Blessings, Nature, Summer, Trees, Uncategorized
Tagged Alappuzha, backwaters, Green, Kerala, lake, Memories, moments, Nature, outdoors, Photography, photos, resort, summer, Travel, Vacation, Vembanad
There was a charming rhythm in the way they walked. But in that pristine surroundings the sight of their day’s collection was a bit disturbing and disheartening. However, I should not forget that for me it was just my pleasure trip while for them it is their struggle for existence where they cannot afford sentiments towards Nature.
A few shots from one of remote hills of Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.
Posted in Life, Nature, Trees, Uncategorized, Women
Tagged Deforestation, existence, Firewood, forest, fuel, hills, Kodaikanal, Life, Nature, Photo, Photography, photos, struggle, survival, Trees
“There’s pansies, that’s for thoughts.”
A German fable tells of how the pansy lost its perfume. Originally pansies would have been very fragrant, growing wild in fields and forests. It was said that people would trample the grass completely in eagerness to pick pansies. Unfortunately, the people’s cows were starving due to the ruined fields, so the pansy prayed to give up her perfume. Her prayer was answered, and without her perfumed scent, the fields grew tall, and the cows grew fat on the fresh green grass. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansy
March, final exams, teachers busy. (Is that excuse credible enough?)
These pansies are to tell you – “I am thinking of you, though for the time being I have just these pansies to express my thoughts!”