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Something opens our wings. Something makes boredom and hurt disappear. Someone fills the cup in front of us: We taste only sacredness.





Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.

Roger Tory Peterson




The butterfly doesn’t know how long he has to live, but that doesn’t stop him from spreading his wings and his joy.
Ash Sweeney quotes


The butterfly doesn't know how long he has to live, but that doesn't stop him from spreading his wings and his joy.  Ash Sweeney quotes

It is well to fetter the wings of our fancy and restrain its flights.

Edward E. Barnard


Photo source- Healing into Wholeness

From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.

Helen Hayes

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”

― Dalai Lama XIV

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

- A threshold is a point of entering; that point just before a new beginning — that split-second moment in time, full of anticipation. All the hard work is over; relief is palpable. 2- a level or point at which something is about to begin.








Friday Fictioneers- Biography of a film studio

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Studio Lights from Kent


word count- 104


Biography of a film studio


I am an abandoned film studio.

Once upon a time I was well-known and full of activities. Directors on high chairs once shouted through their megaphone — Silence, Camera, Rolling and Action!

Today as Indian film industry is celebrating its 100th anniversary, I, which was once the launching pad for many superstars and legends is thirsting for a little recognition and remembrance.

No one comes here; in fact nobody even remembers that I was a studio that once upon a time was a major part of this industry.

Today I am nothing but the ruins of my glorious past.


Heritage Studios of Mumbai Some of the biggest studios of the 1920s and 1930s now lie in ruins.)

A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Contrast

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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge – Contrast

Nature has so many colors, each one stands out in contrast to other.















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“If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.”

-Gail Sheehy





When you become a parent, you look at your parents differently. You look at being a child differently. It’s an awakening, a revelation that you have.

-Philip Seymour Hoffman


Father and daughter

 A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain.

Jessamyn West

Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung



Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

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Five Sentence Fiction – Companion

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Five Sentence Fiction – Companion

Someone said ” Truth is stranger than fiction” methinks funny and lovely also.





He was my companion just for three years and in three years he taught me a lot of things, such as humor, selfless love, how to get whatever he wanted without even muttering a word and how to listen patiently before succumbing suddenly to his undiagnosed illness.

Once when he was one year old, he came running to me, kept his head on my stomach and started whining, I patted him with love and scratched his ears thinking that he was missing me and needs a little pampering.

Just then my maid servant came running furiously, she asked me not to pamper the scoundrel as he had pulled down my mother’s freshly washed white sari and was stamping on it with muddy feet and now the cunning fellow has the guts to seek your sympathy as he was sure to get a smack from her.

The reason behind this was that he got a scolding from my mother for digging out all the newly planted saplings while playing in the garden and was warned not to enter the garden again.

My adorable dog Kutkut  showed his displeasure in this way.

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My affectionate dog Kutkut

Six Word Story Challenge: Friends

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Six Word Story Challenge: Friends

My Story- Friends


” Friends never take friends for granted.”



” Friendship knows no bounds, only love.”

FRIDAY FICTIONEERS- 28 MARCH 2014/ Wise Traditions

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Friday Frictioneers-28 MARCH 2014

Copyright-John Nixon

word count 104



Radha was going to get married today but as per the village tradition; she was to marry a mango tree first.

She tied a red sacred thread to the tree trunk, embraced it, put her cheek on it, and then proceeded to marry her real husband.

To fight the menace of  dowry system,  villagers of  Dharhara  has made it a tradition to plant ten mango trees with the birth of each girl child so by the time they grow up,  revenue from its fruits are enough for their dowry and wedding expenses and the mango tree acts as the real guardian of the girls.


A girl gets "married" to a mango tree

Related article (Mango girls of India fight female infanticide)

Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Potluck/Aerial view of Visakhapatnam.

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Potluck


Aerial view of Visakhapatnam.



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