The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Wish

Shinto is the dominant religion in Japan, though it is more of a way of life than a way to worship.Visitors to Shinto shrines can purchase small wooden plaques called ema, upon which they can share their hopes and dreams. Then, they hang them amongst other ema from people who have come before them, in… Continue reading The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Wish

The Daily Prompt : Chaos

Reading in the newspapers
About violence
Here, there and everywhere.
And then about
The destruction of
Nature’s resources
For the never ending
Greed of man.
To make matters worse
Politicians who are
A class into themselves
And live for power and wealth,
Are bent upon
Making money for generations.
It seems as if there is
Chaos across the world.
But there must be
Something good everywhere,
Life goes on
With all its ups and downs.
There is always
The good,the bad and ugly.
In spite of everything,
It is good to believe
There is not enough
Darkness in the world
To extinguish the
Light of a small candle.

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Stillness

We are in partial lockdown till the 24th. We hear movement of some vehicles in the mornings. Then it is quiet. The stillness reminds me of last year. The same eerie stillness, unnatural and forced. Then there is the stillness due to the heat before the rains. The weather was very hot one evening last… Continue reading Stillness

Yet, there is hope…

A few weeks ago we read in the newspaper that about thousand acres of virgin forest in Swamimalai forest block in Sandur are going to be destroyed for the sake of mining of iron and manganese ore. The deputy conservator of forests warned of all the consequences of the destruction but the government has given… Continue reading Yet, there is hope…