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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #103- Delightfully Disorienting Dance

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #103

PROMPT

I have a video for you this week

https://aeon.co/videos/strap-in-for-a-delightfully-disorienting-dance-of-humans-going-places

If you do not have the patience to watch 6 minutes of it, use the following words as a prompt

Delightfully Disorienting Dance

Dance

of

life and death

thrust on us by

mother nature,

enjoy it or hate it,

or, get lost

in finding the meaning of it,

or play along as it wants you to play

Whatever

Makes no difference

to

Mother nature.

Just play along as 

birds, animals do.

We can’t understand

whether they like it,

enjoy it

or have grievances about it.

they just seem to

take it as it comes.

Only,

we

human beings,

Because we can,

complain about it.

Some accept, some go on whining.

Still however

difficult,

unbearable,

or confusing,

one may find it,

no one wants to leave

the party.

We also

try to dance along

to our best ability

then only

it becomes

Delightfully

Disorienting

Dance.

 

( Surprising facts- It’s funny to report that 90% of birds mate for life, And they even stay with their partners until death parts them. While there’s only a small percent of mammals that mate for life.)

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/love-is-in-the-air-for-animals

 

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/love-is-in-the-air-for-animals

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #102

PROMPT #102

Here’s a short sentence

Public figures make us hate their enemies.

Can anyone make other sane, intelligent, unselfish, self-confident, knowledgable person,  hate his enemies, if his enemies are just a bunch of insensible, selfish, adamant people or media or whatever, who oppose just for the sake of opposing? And for how long?

You may call it insecurities, dependencies, our own inefficiency to reach the level, a public figure reaches and makes common people his admirer.

Then slowly,  slowly as our dependency, our hopes, our belief that he is the answer to all our the problem. We become scared that other people who don’t like him, don’t idolize him, criticize him, will pull him down and make us like orphan again.

We start defending him with all our might.

 It is then we, who start hating his enemies.

Funnily the moment he fails us in the tiniest bit or behaves in a manner different to our own expectation, we keep no stone unturned to pull him down, start tarnishing his image.

But as long as he is true to our expectations works in our the favor we are all praise for him.

We will put him on a pedestal.

We will worship him as a God.

Make a mistake and we ourself will be after his blood

But

Till then we protect them.

Well, it’s my opinion.

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #101

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PROMPT

Artist – Anastasia Elias

The Mother Of Thousands Children

When 20 years old woman is thrown to the wolves with a 10-month-old daughter by in-laws as well as a mother what in your imagination would she do?

Run to get shelter at any cost, isn’t it?

But no this brave woman driven by hunger started singing on local trains.
But what to do at night, where to go?
She was afraid of the man so she discovered one place, where everyone goes after death only.he would hide there at night. If by chance anyone saw her, he would fly away taking her as a ghost.
The food she could get she shared with other beggars living on the railway platform.
Being abandoned she understood how it feels and made it a mission to adopt children she found anywhere.
It started with adopting one then numbers increased.
She begged for them.
Made them feel loved and wanted.
Brought them in the light from the darkness of condemnation.
Showered them with love along with her daughter.
Gave them a bright future, a purpose to live.
Now she runs an ashram with about 1200 children with her daughter successfully.
She has won the Mother Teresa award and many more.
She recalls why she forgave her husband who attended an award ceremony.
‘If he hadn’t thrown her away she wouldn’t have been able to help so many children…’

It’s a long story. For the full story,   please click here-

Story of Sindhutai Sapkal – The Mother of thousands of Orphans

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #100

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #100

PROMPT

The limitation this week is 100 words, though there is no restriction on the format. It can be prose, poetry, essay, reflections, reminiscences, anecdotes or anything you deem worth sharing.

What does this image invoke in you?

Taking the first step is very difficult in whatever field you venture.

All the negative thoughts start frightening you.

Then there is the fear of what people will say, Perhaps we are more worried about others opinion than our own capability.

No one actually bothers about you.

People have their own fears to fight with.

The only two-faced demon is your mind.

At first, it keeps you pestering with all the negative thought.

Once you make up your mind to go ahead, it starts helping you.

Hard work, perseverance, passion, and faith

opens the door of infinite opportunities for you.

 

 

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97- My Quotes

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #97

PROMPT

This week, we will play around with

QUOTES – PREFERABLY AROUND WRITING, CREATIVITY OR WRITER’S BLOCK

 

Who knows better about the writer’s block than me as it is my permanent residence.

Even if writing is not my passion, penning down my thoughts helps to get a clear vision.

Sharing views with each other is the best way of learning.

Indira

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #96

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #96

The two sentences for the prompt this week are fairly simple, and yet not so simple.

This is where I lost myself

This is where I found myself

————————————————————————————————————————-

Unconsciously
I entered the forest
as if in a haze
in a haste
to explore as much as I can
quickly
and in the process
got lost
There is so much to get lost
In the forest called life
I was unprepared
Didn’t know the jungle rules
When panic subsides
Calmness takes over
I turn back
I find
The way to go back is the same
which brought me here
the same will
take me to where I have started
Time wasted 
or 
Lessons learned
To find
I have to start  again
but this time
with consciousness

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #95

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #95

PROMPT

There are two words given below, with the meaning. Choose any one and write a piece encapsulating the spirit. It is not necessary that the word appears in your piece unless you want to include it. You are brilliant if you can include both.

I doubt that human knowledge amounts to probabilities which are threatening their lives, even, let alone to certainties.
Scientists, wise men etc…going hoarse over water shortage, air pollution, plastic menace, etc. Most frightening is the grave situation we are going to face in 2020. Not that condition is good in some small cities, villages and remote areas.
Their warnings that there will be no underground water in at least 5 major cities is falling on deaf ears.
Politicians are ready to fight over language, caste, reservation or over any issue related to the empowerment of women, minorities but not overwater crises.
We want the freedom to do anything we like without taking responsibilities towards humanity and our country.
The wise man said ‘ live for the moment’
and we are readily following that.
For today’s happiness, we are ready to compromise our resources.
We would rather spend crores of money to go to the moon than solve today’s crises.
Builders are using up underground water, cultivating lands, cutting trees who cares as long as they supply money to the power mongers.
In every election pipelines to door to door are promised but if there is no water to go through these pipelines what do these promises mean.
How can you provide water if there is no water?
” The urban populace can contribute in a big way. Please be mindful: Do not waste water; get serious about rainwater harvesting and pressurize your governments to work towards better water security. WE OWE IT TO OUR CHILDREN”~ RAJENDRA SING ( Water Man Of India)

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94-

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94

‘ Life was like a box of chocolates. You never what you will get.’ 

From- Forrest Gump

Life is more like a game of cricket.

However, you may seem to be 

efficient in batting

it throws a different ball each time

it has many surprises in its bag

you win or lose

depends on

how much confident, focused and balanced you are

still, it manages to surprise some times

Or

it’s a game of chess

between

life and death

and 

we are just

pawns

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #94

Prompt

 

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93

prompt

fascinating art by Tolga Girgin

क्यों दिखते हैं मुझे
हर हँसते चहरे के पीछे

मंडराते काले साये

मेरा मतिभ्रम
या सच में विश्व पे छाया संकट गहराये

जैसे प्राकृतिक विपदायें  थीं कम
आतंकवाद ने अपने पंजे फैलाये
आँखें बंद करलूं
नकार दूँ सबको
रचूं कोई सुन्दर गीत
हास्यभरी रचना
कोई मन बहलाने वाला चित्र
रोज़  बखेड़ों में खो दूँ खुदको
या साथ दूँ उनका जो निस्वार्थ
इन समस्याओं से जूझ रहे हैं
इन का हल खोज रहे हैं
एक राह सहज है एक कठिन
मुश्किलें दोनों में हैं पर
दोनों के बीच जो संतुलन बनाये
वही सफल कहलाये
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Playing with words

Unclogging my mind...

Niharika's blog

Hindi poetry

Reena Saxena

Experiments in Creative Writing, and more ....

iScriblr

Life hacks, fashion and beauty tips, photography, health gyan, poetry and heartfelt musings about everything and anything under the sun!

Amazing Shining

We are about Amazing Things.

meri dairy

act out

Shreyans writes

Deserving has a attitude & non deserving has an ego

rprakashrao

THIS LIFE IS ENOUGH TO PROVE THEM WRONG.

My camera and I...

“Go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, journey, discover, adventure.”

VESSELS of VISION

LIVE LOVE LEAD AUTHENTICALLY

R K Karnani blog

My likes, my words, my poems.....

EnigmaDebunked

Thoughts that provoke yours. (Season II coming in Jan 2020)

Hiren Khambhayta

Photographer - India

Whispers and Echoes

an online journal of short writing

Eldhiya Ghaits

Playing Words and Change the World!

crispina kemp

Crimson's prose, poems and photos

Something to Ponder About

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