This season sees a multitude of men and women undertake a journey by foot, walking hundreds of miles sometimes, to collect the pure water of the Ganges in Haridwar and take it back to their villages and towns to bathe their family deities with that water.
They never keep their beautifully decorated water carriers on the ground. Good samiritans and the government provide rest stations with stands made in them where they place their pure water, rest, eat and carry on with their journey…. Sometimes alone and in small groups at other times…
It’s a show of their faith and quite a few walk bare foot…
Woke up to rain today morning
Heavy grey skies and slight breeze
Ruffling the fresh leaves on trees
To lie in bed or simply walk out?
No need to deliberate, curse or shout
I wore my keds and simply walked
Through gentle rain, drivers gawked
Down I went as the road curled
With droplets landing like little pearls
On my weathered fleece jacket
And worn out keds
I saw the world through drops on my specs
And this thought then unfurled
Am I a world in a drop
Or a drop in the world?
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In the peace of the early morning hour, I realise that heaven is a place on earth.
I chance upon it accidentally…like rays through morning mist. I see it in the first effort of a bud to bloom, when it releases a perfectly formed petal from its tight embrace as if to test the world that it is going to inhabit.
It is in sudden patterns that form. Connecting random dots into a semblance of coherence. It is in these chance encounters that conviction dissipates confusion… like the fine mist that the sun lifts from the face of the earth, revealing new definitions of how heaven is just something we take as ordinary in the guise of the extraordinary….
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Would you rather be the photographer or the photographed?
It was by chance that a lady with a red umbrella and a purse to match came into the frame. The rain was adding to her enjoyment of the weather, which begged the question 🙂
A morning walk is a time for revelations. The thought of venturing out before the sun has risen and to actually witness daybreak fills my heart with joy.
The opportunity to capture interesting sights with ones cellphone is amazing too. The shot above was taken from a Samsung phone, a tiny flower hung suspended by an invisible thread, it was swaying gently in the breeze. A pause, a click and back to my walk… So very fulfilling!