Photography I recently developed interest in photography, and started clicking pictures of my interest and choice (using my mobile phone nexus 5 😉 ) People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t mind myself saying, “soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner”. I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch it with awe as it unfolds – Carl R. Roger A sailor’s joys are as simple as a child’s Life is great by the seatoes in the sandwaves rolling infeeling the breeze A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea I wanted to tell you all my secrets, but you became one of them instead. bengal tiger And you, how old are you?I asked the tree: While opening one hand,– it started blushing !! “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”~Albert Einstein “Symmetry is what we see at a glance; based on the fact that there is no reason for any difference…” ― Blaise Pascal, “There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart… pursue those.” – Michael Nolan. “I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?” – Chuang Tzu The dragon fly… Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.Rabindranath Tagore. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it… Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy ~ Anne Frank. “Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for”–Joseph Addison. Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.Lyndon B “People with great gifts are easy to find, but symmetrical and balanced ones never.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson “Nature has neither kernel nor shell; she is everything at once”– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. “Beauty is a harmonious relation between something in our nature and the quality of the object which delights us.”– Blaise Pascal. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent but the one most responsive to change”–Charles Darwin . Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. Hope is patience with the lamp lit…. “And like a colorful bloom of temporary lights in the sky, you will shine.” ― Chad Sugg Butterflies are self propelled flowers…. Nothing can beat the smell of dew and flowers and the odor that comes out of the earth when the sun goes down– Ethel Waters A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked… “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”~Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Remember even though the outside world might be raining, if you keep on smiling the sun will soon show its face and smile back at you”~Anna Lee. “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth”~Buddha. “To be haunted is to glimpse a truth that might best be hidden.” ― James Herbert. “Everything in our world, even a drop of dew is a microcosm of the universe”~Emerson. How beautiful it is to be alive! One day I’ll fly away… EvenAfterAll this timeThe Sun never says to the Earth,“You owe me.”LookWhat happensWith a love like that,It lights the whole sky”~ Hāfez. Like the bee gathering honey from different flowers, the wise person accepts the essence of different scriptures and sees only the good in all religions.~M.K.Gandhi. “Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.”~ Mahatma Gandhi. “A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wing”~ Robert Green Ingersoll. “Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper,That we may record our emptiness.”~Khalil Gibran. Walking into the Chinnaswamy stadium with Abhinov Balagoni for CLT’14 is a moment that I will never forget…. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.”~Loren Eiseley. I’ve watched you now a full half-hour; Self-poised upon that yellow flower And, little Butterfly! Indeed I know not if you sleep or feed. How motionless! – not frozen seas More motionless! and then What joy awaits you, when the breeze Hath found you out among the trees, And calls you forth again! ~William Wordsworth, Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower~John Harrigan The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.~Gilbert K. Chesterton “Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.”~ Robert Jarvik. “Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”~Hans Christian Andersen. Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root… It is at the edge of a petal that love waits…. Better to aim at a star than shoot down a well; you’ll hit higher… What is the beautiful creature called? Only God can make a tree’ – probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.” – Woody Allen “Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne The bitterest tear shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.. A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all–he’s walking on them….. Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky…. Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.. Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence… All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today… Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch. “The ocean and I have many pebbles To find and wash off and roll into shape.” – William Stafford. Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. “Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.”~J. Russell Lynes. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves… Singing aloud leaves you with a sense of levity and contentedness.