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While we wait for life, life passes-Seneca

 

“There is a world out there. Open a window and it’s there” Robin Williams

Why do you ignore your closed windows?

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.

We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today” Dale Carnegie

When windows are open, as humans how do we behave?

“Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars”  Oscar Wilde

 

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of 

Brashley,s Midweek Monochrome photo challenge

Ludwig’s Monday Window Photo challenge and 

 

Can art be Therapy?

Yes, my friend

It’s said to be an ‘expressive therapy’

Art is nothing but self-expression and through this artists can communicate for the betterment of society.

Art is said to have a healing effect on mentally disturbed people.

What is public art?

Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.

“A wall is a very big weapon. It’s one of the nastiest things you can hit someone with” Banksy

Don’t ask me what is that the above painting conveys… or who is hitting whom!

I can’t answer because I am not an artist.

Let me struggle to find out the answer.

Meanwhile if you get anything from this painting, please let me know.

But I am happy with this art because it’s colourful and I enjoy the colour display and my mind is at peace.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s PPAC # 6– photo challenge

Droplets of Grace🌧️

“Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain.” Unknown

“True, the sun and the wind inspire. But the rain has an edge.

Who, after all, dreams of dancing in the dust? Or kissing in the bright sun?” Cynthia Barnett

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is part of Ragtag Daily Prompt- RAIN 

Reflections-Mirrors

Plain glass-reflection

Does making a reflection of our life a daily habit … a good thing?

Most of the time we try to reflect on ourselves.

Some say it’s good and some say it’s not worth spending the energy.

Who is our cruellest opponent?

It’s said reflection allows our brain to pause so that we are in a better position to interpret our experiences for a suitable future prediction.

My point is the brain is not allowed to rest from thoughts, hence the tendency to give wrong directions most of the time.

“Sometimes people don’t get sick from bacteria or a virus- -living organisms alien to the human body- -but from the human brain itself. Our brains can be our worst enemy, our cruellest opponent.”
Buket Uzuner

How often do you admire your beauty in the mirror?

I have noticed this human tendency, everybody looks into the mirror whenever they come across a mirror or shining glass, where ever they are located and admire themselves.

The mirror in the restrooms is always busy with the users,

Who are the vainest?

Men or women?

I know you, my friend, your quick answer is women.

You are wrong.

Men admire their reflection 23 times a day, while women just 16 times. Check this link

Mirror, mirror on the wall MEN are the vainest of them all

Mirror-Reflection  

“Don’t take mirrors seriously, your true reflection is in your heart” Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC- Reflections and Mirrors

Colourless

Everybody wants their life to be colourful

This mainly includes their love life.

But in reality (Time immemorial) are not people deceiving themselves by this thought?

Can ‘Love’ be colourful when the majority is busy cheating each other?

Looks like ‘Love’ can’t be colourful

It seems so if you read the following quote.

“Love is ageless and colourless. It is a spiritual force that binds two hearts and two souls together as one.”
Ellen J. Barrier

Forget about colourless love.

Can two hearts & two souls become one?

Don’t take this literally but can such things be possible?

Maybe a pleasant way of cheating one another in a poetical style!

Is not these poetical statements far from the truth in day to day life?

No doubt poetry gives immense encouragement for all good things and one is energized.

What about poetical justice in matters of Love, especially when cheating is rampant?

My friend, feel free to share your thoughts.

 Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Brashley’s Midweek Monochrome Photo Challenge

I am unique, I am special. I am me

Most of the time we are all busy in one way or another.

We never find time to appreciate Nature, which ironically is free.

We spend our fortunes for unnecessary things.

We ae consumed by consumerism.

We are all being attracted by pleasures of different types but not by the beauty of Nature, how strange it is!

Do you spare some time for Mother Nature?

“The more time you spend with Nature, the deeper your understanding of life will be” Nitin Namdeo

Initially, I was very busy in my profession and unable to spend enough time with Nature.

I lost so many opportunities and I lost all those beautiful moments in spending time with Nature.

By the time one realises one is too old!

And if one deeply starts thinking one can realise the power of Nature.

What is the power of Mother nature? (In this case about flowers)

“I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath; I am the memory of a moment of happiness; I am the last gift of the living to the dead; I am a part of the joy and a part of sorrow.” Gibran Kahlil Gibran

Sadly, the majority of us don’t even look at these beautiful flowers, other than during the occasion of some ceremony or celebrations.

Are you finding enough time to spend with Mother Nature my friend?

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s Flower of the day– Photo challenge

Growing up

Long shot

“Advice is like mushrooms. The wrong kind can prove fatal” Charles E McKenzie

Have you noticed anything else apart from the wide tree trunk and thick roots being exposed before they enter the earth below?

I shall tell.

In between the tree roots, you can notice those tiny white mushrooms, some are about to grow and some are already grown.

When you notice growing mushrooms on a tree trunk or root, is it a good sign or a bad sign?

I understand that it’s a bad sign, probably the tree is going to die.

The innocent-looking Mushroom can be lethal to this gigantic tree as time passes.

“Nature for me is raw and dangerous and difficult and beautiful and unnerving” Andy Goldsworthy

Close shot

The close up view below shows the beautiful design of these mushrooms.

“Nature alone is antique, and the oldest art a mushroom” Thomas Carlyle

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Becky B’s Tree Squares photo challenge

Don’t disturb, It’s Mehndi time!

“Mehndi, something which makes my hand beautiful” Madiha Hayaat

What is Mehndi?

Mehndi is a form of body art.

It’s a temporary skin decoration drawn on hands or legs.

Decorative designs are created on the person’s body using henna paste.

(Wikipedia)

You can call it a temporary tattoo.

What is Henna?

Henna is a dye prepared from the plant Henna Tree (Lawsonia Inermis)

Due to its cooling properties, people from warmer climates (the Indian subcontinent and Africa) have been using this paste.

In Hinduism, the tradition mehndi forms one of the sixteen bridal adornments.

I am not sure whether westerners tried this art and if so they like it.

How long Henna stays on the body?

Henna dye tends to last approximately two weeks.

Once the Henna artist applies the paste on your body, keep the paste for four hours to get the stain.

Afterwards take off the paste.

Henna should not get wet for the first 24 hours. So after removing the paste, please don’t wash your hands.

The colour of the initial stain is dark orange and after 48 hours it turns to dark mahogany and i bet, you love this stain.

Traditional saying about Mehndi

It’s said that the darker the stain left by the mehndi on the body parts (hands & legs), the more love the bride will receive from her future husband and in-laws and leads a happy life.

And what about Mehndi Party?

I tell you, you love it!

Mehndi party is a pre-wedding celebration.

The most joyous occasion.

Typically done before the wedding day and held in the bride’s home.

A large wedding can see almost 200 women taking part.

As far as the party is concerned it’s said to be the woman power.

Customarily only women from both sides of the aisle attend.

Be prepared to have mehndi applied to you too.

Artists with henna paste are ready to apply mehndi to your hands.

As a foreigner, did you attend any of these Mehndi parties?

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This is part of Brashley’s Mid Week Monochrome Photo Challenge

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Rock ‘ n Troll

Small Toys

“Your children need your presence more than your presents” Jesse Jackson

Of course, we are aware of internet trolls.

But I am talking about the friendly trolls. (Good luck trolls)

In Norway, most of the gift shops have shelves for these toy trolls.

Trolls are one of the popular magical and mythical creatures in the culture of Norway.

The trolls bring good luck to the people who possess them so either these toys are purchased are given to others as a gift.

The trolls usually displayed in the house or car or can be carried around.

I understand that they have 4 fingers, and you can see them in the image above and also the one below.

Can anybody explain why they have 4 fingers?

 

Really Big Toys

“There’s always going to be someone with a bigger toy than yours.” Daniel Craig

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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This post is Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A week- REALLY BIG TOYS photo challenge

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