Peace be with you… 

This is a permanent fixture in my bedroom. All the pieces have come from different places as gifts from loving souls. They go well together, therefore, whatever else changes in my room this remains the same. 

In the early morning hours, this arrangement gets the first rays that enter our room, systematically lighting up the leaves of the money plant and then the silhouette of the peaceful image of the Buddha.. 😊

This calms my mind. Quite often it is surrounded by paints and paper and brushes, but nothing affects it.. And therein lies the biggest lesson  it imparts me… There will be times when you are surrounded by chaos and mess. Remain centered, remain peaceful and calm… This too shall pass…. 😊

The Magic Makers

The creator and his creation taking shape painstakingly, lovingly, one gentle nudge at a time…. 

When an artist invites you to watch him sculpt, it is an honour. The eyes move from the sunburnt face and hands onto the perfection that is being sculpted out of a block of wood. No gap remains between the two. It is as unique and beautiful as any process of birthing can be… 

The finished sculpture, polished and shining adorns temples and prayer rooms of homes that the sculptor might never visit… Yet through his art he has infused the intangible into the tangible…

 #art #creativity #sculpture #sculptor #wood #beauty #artist #surajkundmela #InredibleIndia #unsung #unknown

Ah! Childhood! 

The exploration of childhood 

When nothing was impossible 

When joy had a definition

That included mud and water and sunshine 

When laughter was second nature and a smile, irrepressible. 

When life couldn’t be postponed, even for a minute

It had to be lived and it had to be lived NOW

When freedom meant running, with no desire to compete,

but running because the breeze felt Oh! So good.. 

When you were a winner because You proclaimed so

And not because the world did… 

Ah! Childhood😊

#Durham #durhamdiaries #ourworld #wordsandvisuals #sculptured #water #childhood #children #joy #fun #SimplePleasuresofLife

Grounds for Sculpture, New Jersey… Some Images

A handful of images don’t do justice to the sheer brilliance one encounters at the Grounds. Every turn in the meandering path yields a new surprise.

The flawless landscaping adds to the beauty of the walk. It seems like one day cannot be enough to really enjoy this place, but one doesn’t leave with regret.. One leaves with the promise to surely return someday 🙂

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