#SoCS May 25/19

 

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rhymes with rosy.” Find a word that rhymes with “rosy” or use the word “rosy” and base your post on it. Enjoy!

The picture that came to mind when I read the word ‘rosy’ was that of the lake in our place. It is one of my favourite places. There is a walking track around the lake and we go there regularly. I love to watch the sun set . The colour of the sky and that of the sun, changes with the months. Now the sun rays on the water are golden in colour. Once the rains start they become silver . The colour of the sky too is different at different times. The most magical evening was when the sky became rosy and the water became rosy and the water reflected that colour.  The birds started singing before retiring for the day.

Sunrises and sunsets always remind me of this poem. It is called Salutation to the Dawn. It is supposed to be written by the great poet Kalidasa. But many say it is not written by him. Whoever wrote it, it one of my favourite poems and I salute the poet.

SALUTATION TO THE DAWN
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!
Kalidasa

Kālidāsa – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kālidāsa

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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 and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. 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 go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. I did not go there in 2020. I started going in February but I have not been there for a month now because the number of Covid cases are increasing. There have been so many changes in our life, we will always remember the year 2020. 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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