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“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” – Albert Einstein

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 63

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 63

Prompt

Here is an intriguing picture shared by Harvey Kraft on LinkedIn.

harvey kraft

 

The picture by itself can tell a thousand stories. But I am increasing the complexity a little. Here is a paragraph from another source.

So what exactly happened here? A woman felt powerless because she was unable to let go of a story she was holding onto which made her a victim. Even though she no longer saw this man, her former lover, she carried him within, and over and over again inside was keeping this version of the story alive.

TILL DEATH DO US APART

It seems there is no strength left in me.

I feel completely exhausted.

I can’t go on like this, I want to quit.

It has happened several times in my life.

Shamefull I accept that I had wanted to quit every time I felt  exhauseted

Everytime my conscience nudged me

‘How could you quit, there is so much to do, everyone depends on you?’

I was young then so summoned my willpower and got up every time. 

But now with age catching up, it seems an uphill task. 

I’m lying on the floor, helpless, hoping to go…There comes an extending hand for help, 

How could you be so desperate? Didn’t you promise, ‘ till death do us apart’?

Oh yes, I remembered. 

Indeed how could I leave him in the middle of our journey?

He was always there to support me, never grumbled, criticized or belittled me. 

What I was complaining about?

With a feeling of guilt, I grab the extended hand thankfully.

Indeed the show must go on ’till death do us apart.’

Didn’t once I advised everyone that’

When there is unrest or apprehension
When there is, in life a lot of tension
Take a break and retrospect.
When you overworked and very tired
When you are stuck in an old routine
Take a break and get good rest.
When dissatisfaction, and no fun in life
You think life is taking you for a ride
Take a break and meditate.

 

Weekend Writing Prompt #81 – Fringe

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Challenge hosted by Sammicox- Weekend Writing Prompt #81 – Fringe

The flowers were on the fringe, ready to fall. I touched the tree and was bathed with the fragrant flowers.

With that came the penalty, allergy attack.

So much to pay for the pleasure.

(34 words)

Harshringer

 

 

Nurturing thursday-“The only person we have the right or the power to forgive is ourselves. For everything else, there is the Art of Acceptance.”  ― Rebecca O’Dwyer

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Nurturing Thursday-

“6 Ways To Give Your Mind A Break:

1. Stop stressing
2. Stop worrying
3. Give rest to the problems weighing you down
4. Lighten up
5. Forgive yourself
6. Forgive others” 
― Germany Kent

 

 

 

Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge/ Night-flowering jasmine

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Cee’s Flower of the Day (FOTD) Challenge

Night-flowering Jasmine These flowers are so heavenly fragrances but release its fragrance only at night. It is also called Shiuli in Bengali and Harshringar in Hindi.

This is one of the best healing herbs.

Scientific nameNyctanthes arbor-tristis

The word, Pārijāta refers to the Indian coral tree, night-flowering coral jasmine, or simply fragrance. But, written and pronounced as Parijāta it means – descended from, begotten by or fully developed.

In Hindu mythology, the celestial Pārijāta tree is the tree of the universe which is owned by Indrani and planted in svarga located between heaven and earth, which tree, also known as Kalpa-Taru, is believed to yield all objects of desire.[2] This tree is identified with the Mandāra tree.

From the Bhagavata Purana, the Vishnu Purana and the Mahabharata it is learned that the elaborate process of Samudra Manthan of primal waters of the cosmic ocean yielded the Pārijāta tree as one of the three valuables, this tree, said to have blossomed atop Mount Meru in the garden of paradise and identified with the Indian coral tree, was claimed by Indra no sooner it rose to the surface and emitted its fragrance

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #19: Magical Light

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #19: Magical Light

The magic of light is incomplete without the darkness.

Weekend Writing Prompt #80 – Castle

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Weekend Writing Prompt #80 – Castle

Old castles intrigued me. If I can travel back in the past, I will visit each and every castle in the world, not only to enjoy their grandeur and architecture but to explore what secrets lay behind those walls.

How many stories of love, kindness, brutality, cruelty, corruption, politics, power game, vendetta, murder, and goodness they have witnessed.

How dirty games their masters have played or how much their own people, relatives, and best friends have betrayed to gain power, wealth, name and fame.

Do they feel ashamed of the behavior of their masters?

How I wish they could talk.

(100 words)

Lens-Artists Challenge #17: Just For FUN

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Lens-Artists Challenge #17: Just For FUN

Shadow on my bathroom window

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 62/ Dr. Rajendra Singh, The Waterman Of India

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 62

Prompt-

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The moon is still dark
but
I’m not worried
it’s going through its phases
it will shine again
what worries me is 
the future of the earth
will it become
like the moon
waterless
due to 
negligence of its
politician
businessmen
builders
who have no water in their eyes
and heart
no concern for the earth
becoming a desert
aren’t they afraid of 
water world war
are they so heartless
unconcerned of 
farmers suicide
people sufferings
due to the scarcity of water
the moon is still dark
but a part of it shines
and so shines
the hope
in my heart
till the people
like Rajendra Singh
THE WATERMAN of India
are there
spreading water literacy

teaching people

about water conservation

and many more people joining him

To the save the planet

WATERMAN Of India- Rajendra Singh

Dr. Rajendra Singh (born 6 August 1959) is a well-known water conservationist & environmentalist from Alwar district, Rajasthan in India. Also known as “waterman of India”, he won the Stockholm Water Prize. He runs an NGO called ‘Tarun Bharat Sangh’ (TBS), which was founded in 1975. The NGO based in village hori-Bhikampura in Thanagazi tehsil, near Sariska Tiger Reserve, has been instrumental in fighting the slow bureaucracy, mining lobby and has helped villagers take charge of water management in their semi-arid area as it lies close to the Thar Desert, through the use of johad, rainwater storage tanks, check dams and other time-tested as well as path-breaking techniques. Starting from a single village in 1985, over the years TBS helped build over 8,600 johads and other water conservation structures to collect rainwater for the dry seasons, has brought water back to over 1,000 villages and revived five rivers in Rajasthan, Arvari, Ruparel, Sarsa, Bhagani and Jahajwali.

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Nurturing Thursdays- Gratitude

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Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete. Chanda Kochhar

I forgot all my problems watching this beautiful scene and felt grateful for being able to capture this.

 

Babsje Heron

Great Blue Herons: A study in patience and grace

P.A. Moed

Creative Exploration in Words and Pictures

Globe&Life

Through life and strife, all may still thrive.

Mugilan Raju

Prime my subconscious, one hint at a time

thehouseofbailey

Destination Dreams

Frank J. Tassone

haikai poetry matters

Julia Elizabeth Blog

Canadian/Norwegian Blogger & Freelance Writer

radhikasreflection

Everyday musings ....Life as I see it.......my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

Trizahs RANDOM THOUGHTS

DIARY OF A SOCIALLY AWKWARD GIRL.

A Life Less Ordinary With SauraBhavna

Fight for the fairytale, it does exist

fauxcroft

living life in conscious reality

Quaint Revival

quirks, quips & photo clicks

Don't hold your breath

Tripping the world, slowly

Word of the Day Challenge

Alternative haven for the Daily Post's mourners!

Go Dog Go Café

Where writers gather

ONE TUSK

From Confusion to Self Discovery

teleportingweena

~wandering through life in my time machine...you never know where it will stop next~

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

Babsje Heron

Great Blue Herons: A study in patience and grace

P.A. Moed

Creative Exploration in Words and Pictures

Globe&Life

Through life and strife, all may still thrive.

Mugilan Raju

Prime my subconscious, one hint at a time

thehouseofbailey

Destination Dreams

Frank J. Tassone

haikai poetry matters

Julia Elizabeth Blog

Canadian/Norwegian Blogger & Freelance Writer

radhikasreflection

Everyday musings ....Life as I see it.......my space, my reflections and thoughts !!

Trizahs RANDOM THOUGHTS

DIARY OF A SOCIALLY AWKWARD GIRL.

A Life Less Ordinary With SauraBhavna

Fight for the fairytale, it does exist

fauxcroft

living life in conscious reality

Quaint Revival

quirks, quips & photo clicks

Don't hold your breath

Tripping the world, slowly

Word of the Day Challenge

Alternative haven for the Daily Post's mourners!

Go Dog Go Café

Where writers gather

ONE TUSK

From Confusion to Self Discovery

teleportingweena

~wandering through life in my time machine...you never know where it will stop next~

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful