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When in doubt take a bath-Mae west

Kings And Queens Baths

“Having lots of money while not having inner peace is like dying of thirst while bathing in the ocean” Paramahansa Yogananda

There is some confusion among non English speaking people about the terminology used for bathrooms.

I am sure even in the English speaking world the meaning may differ.

Bathroom, washroom, Toilet, Restroom or a wet room, cloak room, comfort station, comfort room, latrine, closet, commode, pot, Garde robe, privy….

Looks like the list is really long.

I understand that there are 157 synonyms for bath rooms adding to the confusion as to what exactly bathroom contains?

What way the kings and Queens baths differ from the ordinary?

I am not into the planning, architecture, the design, the ornaments and other accessories made of Gold spread across the bath room.

I am also not talking about the the construction style of the lavatory which can go side by side with bath rooms.

I am taking about a peculiar profession.

Is it true that in ancient time kings would have some one to wipe their bottoms after attending to natures’ call?

Internet search made me realize that there is a designation given to this person doing this filthy job..

He is known by the name Groom of the Stool

I am not sure about Queens having ‘Bride of the Stool’.

Again internet search did not bring me to ‘Bride of the Stool’ but to ‘A Lady of Bedchamber’

Any message?

My guess is ‘Anything is possible’ but under certain ‘circumstances’.

  • If you have a passion
  • If you are forced to do
  • If you love your dear life
  • If you are selfish
  • If you are confused
  • If you want favours
  • If you love your people

“Sometimes it’s hard to face your own life…” Jon Stewart

Please share your thoughts

Watch this clip as to how we evolved over the time in the art of dumping!

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Midweek Monochrome

“In the world of colourful pictures and photos, someone is still in love with monochrome” Ayushi Jaiswal

 

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Elegance

“Elegance is not being noticed, it’s about being remembered” Giorgio Armani

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What is the colour of ‘Love’?

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

 

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Midweek Monochrome

“Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style” Massimo Vignelli

Have you heard of Rangoli?

The above image is that of a Rangoli.

Rangoli is an art from the Indian Subcontinent.

Rangoli is a traditional form of welcoming good luck.

Usually, Rangoli designs maintain symmetry.

Rangoli is drawn in the front area (near the entrance door) to welcome Goddess Lakshmi, Goddesses of Wealth and prosperity.

Did you ever try to draw Rangoli?

It looks complicated but it’s too simple to draw.

Just watch the clip.

“Rangoli looks like life, all one has to do is to connect the dots properly, and it becomes beautiful!” unknown

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“Inside Every Woman There Is A Kali. [Hindu Goddess Who Morphed Into Seven Hidden Beings To Win A Battle] Do Not Mistake The Exterior For The Interior.” Jennifer Beals

The above statue is that of Hindu Goddess Kali.

It’s a 12th century carved statue.

Kali is the 3000-year-old feminist icon we need today.

“Whether Kali seems terrifying, fascinating, or loving depends on our state of consciousness and our level of both emotional and spiritual development. But she always invites us to a radical form ego-transcendence.”
Sally Kempton, Awakening to Kali: The Goddess of Radical Transformation

Goodreads

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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

 

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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.

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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?

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