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The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Life imitates art

A few years ago we had been to Aurangabad. The Ajanta Caves are an experience of a lifetime. There is this view-point from where we can see the Ajanta caves in the distance. In 1819, John Smith , a British officer first sighted the caves from this place. They had been hidden from human eye for generations.

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It is very difficult for us to imagine how these caves were made. They were not built from the base to the top , but from top to bottom. Here we can understand what it means when we say ,’where there is a will there is a way’.
And all the caves have paintings and sculptures which show how important appreciation of beauty has been and will always be, no matter where we are.For all those artisans and monks and others involved in the making of the caves, it was not just a work which they had to do but their way of realizing their true self. We can see their love and devotion in every inch of the caves.

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Some of the caves were empty, sitting there was a very serene experience. Art imitates Life and Life imitates art. It goes together.

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By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle.
We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books but now I am learning to write fiction. Sunday photo fiction is fun and challenging.
Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I am doing something in my own way. Twice a week I go to a home for the mentally challenged . This has enriched my life.
There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.

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