Memorable Moments

The snow has almost disappeared from the roads and we were out for a hike. Though we were not able to hike up to our favourite 919m mark, we enjoyed our climb nonetheless.

People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Nothing is permanently perfect. But there are perfect moments and the will to choose what will bring about more perfect moments ~Mary Balogh

Do you remember the joyful music/tune of ice cream truck in the summertime. Just imagine in mid winter the ice cream truck was busy with routine visits. I think this can happen only in Norway 😁

I’ve always believed in savoring the moments. In the end, they are the only things we’ll have ~Anna Godbersen

There is an increase in the number of streams on mountain sides due to the rise in temperature. We met quite a number of hikers on our way, some even had their winter walking sticks.

For a mother every thing related to her children is an event. Not just an event but a memorable event. Along with all those uncountable events, their first day at a kindergarden, school, college, university or the last day at any of these places are special days. For one or the other reason I was never able to attend any of the graduation ceremonies for my son. It was his dad who accompanied him and even his grand parents were there once. This last photo is one such memorable day for us. This time I managed to be with him but couldn’t attend the ceremony. Credit goes to COVID restrictions. We watched the ceremony online.

He recently graduated as a medical doctor.

Jo’s Monday Walk

Lens artists photo challenge

Weekend 129

Random 67: Anthropomorphism

The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk toCarl Sandburg

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मुलाकात का समय बीत गया। 

मसरूफ़ियत इतनी बढ़ी की ध्यान ही नहीं रहा। 

फिर न जाने क्या हुआ मैं चाय का कप लिए खिड़की तक आयी। 

सामने देखा तो वो मुस्कुराता दिखा। कुछ कहा नही बस मुस्कुराता रहा। 

मानो पहाड़ों की मखमली बर्फ से बस अभी उठा हो जाने के लिए।

चाहा की रोक लूँ उसे आज।  बस आज के लिए। 

मैं देखती रही उसे चाय का कप लिए। 

वो देखता रहा रुक रुक कर। 

पर वक्त कब किसका हुआ है। 

बस दो पल का साथ हमारा। 

फिर न जाने कब मुलाकात हो।

-रुपाली 

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I am not translating the hindi verse beacuse I believe that there is a significant variation in how emotions are expressed across cultures. Carl Sandburg made my point.

Links:

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/culture-and-society/231219/emotions-are-conveyed-differently-in-different-languages.html

Why do people name their plants cars ships and guitars – anthropomorphism may actually signal social intelligence

The mind behind anthropomorphic thinking

Random 66: Warmth

The warmth of flowing water,

love and affection,

melts the ice and unfriendly souls,

in due course.

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बहता पानी चाहे कितना ही ठंडा क्यों ना हो,

बर्फ को ही पिघला देता है। 

इंसान कितना ही कठोर, नीरस क्यों न हो,

प्रेम और अपनाइयत उसे वक्त रहते बदल देती हैं ।

-रुपाली