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Ordinary Days

.. This video was made by a mother. Naturally, it presents a mother’s perspective. The things a mother would do for her child, the manner in which a mother experiences her child. This experience is unique to every mother. All mothers, including me, know that. This doesn’t, however, mean that the video is only for mothers […]

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Drenched

seriouslyfunny: I was thinking raginionline: That’s encouraging. You also think! seriouslyfunny: Yes Ms smarty two-shoes, I do. Stop teasing me or I won’t tell you what I thought. raginionline: Blackmailer! Alright, tell me! seriouslyfunny: When we meet, it’ll be June-end. Monsoon will have arrived by then. We’ll go for a walk in the rain. raginionline: […]

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Your Best-Case Scenario

I’d like you to visualize this: It is an incredibly beautiful day. The air is clear, the sky is brilliantly, impossibly blue. Somewhere you hear the tinkling music of wind- chimes; it creates an answering resonance within you. The silence around you is deep, rippling with the shadows of contentment over a vista lit with […]

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An Impulse to Excel

I’ve been lagging behind on reading the blogs I subscribe to. I decided to read first today and then, if I was a good girl, I’d get to write. Most times this game works but sometimes, like today, it falls flat on its face. I’m so pleased. I was reading away contentiously when I came […]

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Beyond Salvage

Beyond Salvage

Your garden has the exact mix of order and wilderness that appeals to you. You love it; it is beautiful. The best feature of your garden is a huge shady tree under which there is a garden bench. A rope swing hangs delicately from its sturdy branches. The tree is big and strong. It will […]

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Sound Impact

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvJAgrUBF4w&w=560&h=315%5D ————————————————————— This first thing I thought of when I saw this video was: What patterns would the sound OM make? 136.1 Hertz or 136.1 Hz is the standard frequency of OM.  It is the frequency used to tune the instruments for Indian temple music. It is called Sadja, or Sa, the base tone […]

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Beyond Limitations

One talks about not letting one’s limitations determine the size of one’s sky. Like you, I too have heard the stories. I too have been inspired and impressed. To my own limited extent, I too have tried to emulate them in my own life. But no other story has impacted me as much has this […]

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Oasis

He was a decrepit figure; heat-crazed, parched, entranced in his thirst induced mania. As he dragged himself onward, he left the imprint of a sagging spirit in his wake, the result of a suppurating left foot, too wasted for half measures. His eyes were screwed into slits in a pretense of protection against the intolerable […]

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Come Alive

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Dr. Howard Thruman I have met hordes of people who would have a fit if you repeated the above quote in their hearing. There are also […]

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An Old Diary

I was hunting for an old songs diary in one of my bookshelves early this morning. [Aside: I wake up before dawn so early morning is like mid-day to me. I’m totally into hunting for diaries by then. And yes, song diary? The diary one wrote song lyrics in, pre-internet. Alright, I’m THAT old! Doll- […]

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