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Thursday Thoughts

“A fence to wisdom is silence.” Akiba Ben Joseph

Thank you.

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Awesome Threesome


“There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge… observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.”   Denis Diderot

Do you wish to know why you are misunderstood?

“Understanding is a three-edged sword. Your side, my side, and the truth”. J.Michael Straczynski

Some interesting facts about the number three.

  • Science-3 types of particles, protons, neutrons, and electrons
  • 3 dimensions…height,width and depth
  • Trigonometry
  • Triangle
  • Sun moves through Dawn, noon and dusk
  • Earth is 3 rd planet from the Sun
  • Religion-Christianity…God the Father, The Son, and the Holy Ghost
  • Hindu- Trimurti…Lord Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva
  • Islam-Triple Talaq (divorce)
  • Buddhism-Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
  • The three prime colors are Red, yellow and Blue
  • 3 is a number of time- Past, present, and future
  • Beginning, middle, and end
  • General saying… one, two, three….go
  • Third time lucky
  • Hat trick- three scores in a row or three wickets taken by a bowler in three consequent balls
  • Threesome also is known as the troika
  • Mark,set-go
  • Medals- Gold, silver, bronze
  • Friends, Romans, and countrymen (Shakespeare)
  • Tripod,tricycle,triplets
  • 3 lies…..lies, damned lies, and statistics (Benjamin Disraeli)
  • The three-leaf clover (the Shamrock) is a symbol of Ireland
  • Octopuses have three hearts
  • The three wise Monkeys
  • The rule of thirds (photography)

True, the list is long.

This post is part of  Nancy Merrill’s Photo a week challenge- Threes and threes  where she reminds us of the traditional rule of third which makes sense in Photography World.

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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What is common between Human beings & Umbrella ?

“We have one thing in common with umbrellas: We both exist because the rain exists!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

How selfish are We ?

“God is like an umbrella of illusion and belief,
In rainy days we use him, in sunny days we forget him.”
Debasish Mridha



“The umbrella won’t stop the rain, but it will help you to get out during rainfall. As well as confidence is not going to guarantee your success, but it will give you the opportunity to achieve it…”   Eyden I., My Precious



“Umbrella is comfort, rain is life! You must often leave comfort to touch the life!”  Mehmet Murat ildan



Thank you for being my umbrella



“To be remembered, umbrella waits for the rain!”    Mehmet Murat ildan


When Debbie Smyth posted this challenge, I was 100% sure that my archive won’t have themes based on the umbrella. Somehow, I could pull a few. Thank you, Debbie Smyth…next time I shall keep, umbrella in my mind.

This post is part of Debbie Smyth’s One Word Sunday

Thank you Debbie Smyth for the inspiration.Check her lovely photograph blog at Travel with Intent

Thank you. Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Sculpture Saturday

This post is in response to Mind over memory-Sculpture Saturday Challenge


This statue is noticed along the Steenhouwersdijk canal in Bruges, a place famous for canals,bridges and statues, near Brussels.( 88 Kms from Brussels)

Bruges is said to be Venice of the North.

At first glance, I thought the statue has fallen,but a closer look,I realized that the person is either in deep thought or engrossed in the beauty of the flowing canal water.

I felt this statue is interesting because

  • It’s naked
  • Green in color and
  • It’s in lying position
  • Engrossed in something,which none of us can make out.

Do Statues teach us any thing apart from refreshing our memory ?

“What can you learn from a Statue ? You can learn to stay calm what ever happens !!”  Mehmet Murat Ildan

And with Corona Pandemic in an aggressive mood,best thing is to stay calm !

Thank you. Namaste  🙏🙏🙏

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