Saturday, April 20, 2013

Clam at Sea


 
I just love the sea. Three recent visits to the sea have been exhilarating. First one to Mangalore, where I floated on a rubber tube in the sea at sunset. That was, and I suppose will remain the most amazing sunset I have ever seen. It was a magical experience, with nothing but the sea around me, no distractions, no worldly worries, no fear. And the further I floated away from the shore, the more calm I felt. And considering that I do not know how to swim, that was something. :)

The second was when we went camping to Kashid. Our tent was set up on an isolated cliff right at the edge of the sea. At night you could hear the waves lapping around you like a gentle lullaby. The full moon shone and made the place look like some surreal dreamland. The kind of serenity that I felt, looking down at the waves and at the moon when I woke up in the middle of the night was truly out of this world.

The third experience was on the same trip, but on a sailboat. It was my first time on a sailboat and the way that the boatmen used the sea and the wind to take us to our destination was such an exciting experience. I watched enchanted, the unfurling and furling of the sails at the beginning and at the end of the journey. The swaying of the boat as it navigated the sea though a little scary was enjoyable. I guess, I must have been a sailor in some previous birth, if there is some such thing as rebirth.

"At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how much."    ~Robin Lee Graham

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

I hope you've had the time of your life


Another turning point a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go
So make the best of this test and don't ask why
It's not a question but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable but in the end

It's right I hope you've had the time of your life

So take the photographs and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos and memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while

Friday, April 03, 2009

Dusk


“Dusk, is just an illusion, because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are; there cannot be one without the other, yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel, I remember wondering to be always together, yet forever apart?”

~ The Notebook

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Deepavali

Shubham karoti kalyaaNam aarogyam dhanasampadaa
Shatrubuddhi vinaashaaya deepajyoti namostute

I salute the light from the lamp, the one that brings auspiciousness, prosperity, good health, abundance of wealth, and the destruction of the intellect’s enemy!
~Vedic Quotation



Friday, August 22, 2008

The Path


There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path. There is no path to Love. Love is the path. There is no path to Peace. Peace is the path.

~Dan Millman


I can't control my destiny, I trust my soul, my only goal is just to be. There's only now, there's only here. Give in to love or live in fear. No other path, no other way. No day but today.

~Johnathan Larson


Monday, August 04, 2008

Reflection

Clark Quay, Singapore

"We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see."
~Taoist proverb

"The world is a looking-glass, and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it, and it in turn will look sourly at you; laugh at it, and with it, and it is a jolly, kind companion."
~William Thackeray

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Water

The water understands
Civilization well,
It wets my foot, but prettily,
It chills my life, but wittily,
It is not disconcerted,
It is not broken-hearted:
Well used, it decketh joy,
Adorneth, doubleth joy:
Ill used, it will destroy,
In perfect time and measure
With a face of golden pleasure
Elegantly destroy.
by Ralph Waldo Emerson