Living Now

Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now ~ Roy T. Bennett

Life is no different than the weather. Not only is it unpredictable, but it shows us a new perspective of the world every day ~ Suzy Kassem

Sometimes there is no next time, no time-outs, no second chances. Sometimes it’s now or never ~ Alan Bennett

At any point in time you can always find something more pressing to do than that one vital but not immediately necessary task, and it’s only once it’s too late that you look back on your decisions and your mistake becomes painfully obvious. The trick is to substitute thinking ‘do I do this now or later?’ with ‘do I do this now or never?’, because all too often that’s the choice you actually end up making ~ Anonymous

Since April we started exploring our surroundings. We go on walks/hikes almost everyday with some rare exceptions. For Lens artists photo challenge this week, Amy proposed the theme “Now and then“. I decided to stick to the first part “Now”. Sometimes I like to dwell on the past and check our travellings photos but for now let us enjoy the beauty of November. I hope Amy wouldn’t mind either.

I am listening this piece while working on the post:

Nurturing Thursday

61 thoughts on “Living Now

  1. Rupali this is such an inspiring post! The quotes, the photos and the rendition by Malini Rajurkar. She has such a full and throaty voice. I don’t understand Marathi, but appreciate the vocal raag and the undulation of her voice. Very beautiful! VERY!

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    1. Thank you so much Zakiah ji.

      We love Malini tai’s voice. She is one of the greatest hindustani classical singers. She belongs to Gwalior Gharana which is the oldest Khyal Gharana in Indian classical music.

      Hope all is fine at your end. Take care.


      1. chocolatesandfeelings

        I have come training in classical music but then i stopped it after 5 years. Got into something else. Maybe it wasn’t my path. I don’t listen to Hindustani classical music anymore though. My mom does 🙂

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      2. Oh! my family is a kansen family and I am the “limbu timbu” as we call means the one with least knowledge but I am getting interested. The history of classical music fascinates me.

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    1. Thanks for kind words Kate.

      We love going on walks and it’s even more interesting when strangers started to talk about the fine scenery and the light on mountain peaks. We human are social and sharing our joy is what we love.

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  2. Having collected these wonderful thoughts in a single entry is a great achievement on your part and the ideal setting to accompany them, nothing better than the music you chose and the photos of excellent landscapes. A total enjoyment at the beginning of my night.
    Congratulations on your entry.
    Good weekend to you
    Manuel Angel

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  3. Such amazing beautiful surroundings and photographs!! Your post was so good to immerse in with such wonderful quotes. I loved the one with Now or Later replaced with Now or Never. I think I will remember that when I try to postpone something I really want to do 🙂

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  4. When people include a video or song with their post, I click on it to listen while I look at their photos and read their words.
    This is such a beautiful, encouraging, joyful post, Rupali…photos, quotes, and music!!! 🙂 What a joy to listen to Malini Rajurkar while I enjoyed the rest of your post. Thank you for introducing her to me. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing you now and bringing us joy!!! 🙂
    Definitely living in the now here! 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  5. Lovely photos of the walks Rupali, the golden leaves have made way for the white frosty snows!
    Does the snow get heavier in the coming months, and are you still able to continue the walks as winter progresses?

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