Diwali is the Indian Festival of Lights. It’s a celebration of victory of truth over lies, good over evil and positivity over negativity!
While the festival has a great mythological significance of the epic ‘Ramayan’ , it essentially signifies being enlightened and truthful to oneself!
The delicate quiver of a flame,
Yet it burns bold,
Its journey as it wanes,
A story to be told!
The brilliance of its dazzle,
The toil of its burn,
In my mind’s hustle,
A thousand thoughts it churns!
Devouring the dark,
It reveals the real!
Chaos or calm,
The birth of light!
A glowing silence,
Oblivious to its might!
And diminishing doubt,
Cannot the mind learn?
To calm it’s shout!
The cold bites my feet,
The forest dense and dark,
The mountain, a white sheet,
The moon flaunts its arc!
I want to stay put,
However harsh the cold!
I want to keep awake,
To see the night unfold!
The flames come alive,
It’s not just a fire,
I know now I can thrive,
As warmth is all I desire!
Uttarakhand has its own charm! This picture reminds me of the amazing clear sky and breathtaking wilderness below! A picture that made me reflect!
The path, like a beautiful endless dream,
The sights, sublime they seem,
The fenceless narrows with scary bends,
I’m terrified of falling, for the deep has no end!
Fear has power, it captures my mind,
Darkness appears as the crimson fades!
Keep going, says a little voice I find,
And suddenly, darkness is just a shade!
The voice has power, it captures my spirit,
Fearless, I trudge along the snaky bend!
I stand in the cold, look up to the sky,
A renewed spirit, my way I wend!
Beauty has power, it captures my soul,
I wonder if I was lost till now!
This journey holds surprises & fear has its role,
But I’ll keep walking and make it ‘wow’!
Every picture from Goa posted here has aroused a feeling of joy or wonder! From cruising over the confluence of the Arabian Sea and Mandovi river to feeling the sand beneath my toes, I found the unusual in the usual..The Ocean, rain and rocks!
A beach we had all to ourselves!
Blingy fish art at ‘Fisherman’s wharf’!
Markings in a river!
Let the sweet and salty Merge!
A serene life!
From the cruise!
Life in Goa!
Formula for life?
Fun with lights!
Where are we going?
Let me see you!
Are you fo real?
A scene that got etched in my mind while enjoying a ferry ride with my friends in Goa! This little boy was perched under the bright cross and I couldn’t help but capture the moment..
There’s serenity in this journey
Though the river beneath flows,
Sitting there, under the cross,
Do you wonder which path to go
I know your heart and mind
Like the water, you want to flow
And fear of the plunge makes you slow!
Safety of hues at the back
And allure of fish and shack,
Never did life promise an easy plan,
So take the plunge as fast as you can!
Me and my friend woke up to this beautiful little garden below our hotel room in Goa! Standing and watching the colours from our balcony was a treat and it made our day!
I see a reflection of the universe
Where bright and dull converse
There’s no judgement in here,
It feels of love being near!
There’s no mess up in a difference
And there’s beauty in variance!
I think of life without these shades
And monotony of a single tint,
Life would then cease to amaze
Coz only in grey, shines beauty of pink!
The river mirrors my mind
The ripples as they unwind
Rising from the depth
They come up to reflect
To fall back to the lows..
To rise how high who knows!