Wednesday, September 26, 2012

my signs to stay positive, stay blessed ...

Woke up early after a long time. Working like a maniac, not sleeping properly and seeing ungrateful, unethical people around had left me feeling like a buzzing head. Just a buzzing head, not with ideas but a numbing buzz.

The husband had to leave early today, and I decided to water the parched garden after days of neglect. Some insects have made the plants sick, yellowing, falling leaves were picked and thrown away. Some insects were buried into the soil alive. Yes, I was ruthless to them.

The three musketeers, the Bulbul chicks greeted me with a child like chirp. Hopping here and there, this time I didn't feel like going to grab the camera and click, they were happy playing, the camera makes them conscious. They huddle together like this when they see a prying eye, aided by a lens.


I know the picture is not good, was clicked 2 weeks ago late in the evening. The chicks have grown bigger now, more confident and have started teasing us like the adults do with their acrobatics. The wee birds haven't learned acrobatics yet but teasing they know how to go about.

Then I saw something unexpected. I was so lost in my own stupid  world that could not smell these beautiful Parijaat (Prajakta or Shiuli flowers) quietly cascading down the shrubs in the garden, just behind the Lemon tree. Picked them up, came inside, dusted this earthen plate and placed it in the waiting tray of my morning cuppa. Before settling down lazily to have my Darjeeling, brewed for long 15 minutes.


It was then I decided to look for my phone, clicked a picture and thanks to a smart phone in my hands now, uploaded the picture on facebook. This Poetry was born within minutes, courtesy Suranga who writes Gappa and Strewn Ashes, apart from a few more blogs. I am overwhelmed at the positive signs thrown at me by the universe. Thank you Suranga , this poetry felt like someone ran her fingers through my hair and blessed me with a smile.

This was when last night I was thinking how easily I am able to detach from the people who have been mean to me. I get completely blank of emotions for a few such people however sensitive and empathetic I used to feel for them. Jut one thing I need to learn and practice. No one ever should be able to influence me with a mention of Mithi, I just tend to open my heart like a fool, not valuing my own real estate.

On a mission to fortify myself against a few parasites and pests now. The changing weather must help. The Paarijaat brings me a new message.

I know I will be taken care of by the nature, giving me my signs when I need them the most.
Waking up early and stepping bare feet into the garden will be my effort.

40 comments:

  1. Sangeeta, thank you so much for highlighting the poetry post and blogs! But you know, your photos are so full of peace, and garden fragrances and comfort, that one feels good just looking at them. Dont worry about things . Just look forward to each wonderful day !

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    1. So true... The serenity and the openness of nature which surrounds Sangeeta di is an inspiration

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    2. Totally agree... The serenity and the openness of nature that surrounds Sangeeta di is an inspiration

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    3. You Ruchira...hugs dahling. Love you.

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  2. Nature does wonders every second slowly but surely.

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    1. Yes it does Vasu. Thanks for stopping by and having a word here :-)

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  3. Hey...hugs !!! Am glad that your tea and the surrounding made a change :) Would love to join you for tea, if you are serving in this particular setup ;)

    Suranga is awesome, as always :)

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    1. Thanks Uma. You are most welcome for tea anytime.
      Hugs.

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  4. My grandmother would collect these every morning on her morning walks...they would also be kept in her tea tray waiting to be offered in prayer during her morning arati .Nature and the human mind...such a powerful, spiritual connect. Sonal.

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    1. Thank you Sonal. Yes these flowers are symbolic. In the mystic studies too.

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  5. Stop and smell the roses...ummm...the parijatas. Always a treat to watch the nature in its elements. Nice post. love your teapot.

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  6. Nature heals and brings us positive messages in its own way ... you are lucky to have so much greenery around you.

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    1. Thank you Ruchira. I am lucky in having so many wonderful positive people around me as well. I just have to wake up and smell the coffee :-)

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  7. Sangeeta you are indeed blessed to have a garden like that! Parijat has a inherent revered quality of purity that calms the sense. Don't know who or what is Mithi but hope you have the strength to deal with this. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Anjali. Yes I am blessed to be surrounded by all this :-)

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  8. You know those flowers our next door Dadi, she would come every day early morning to our garden to pluck these flowers , I think she used to use the for her pooja..
    brought some memories..

    beautiful pics , Luckily I also have a lot of greenery around my house but not that many birds visit ..

    Bikram's

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    1. I am glad it brought good memories to you Bikram.
      Greenery around your place must be very pleasant I can imagine, may be you are not able to see the birds, they must be around..

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  9. Day by day i float my paperboats one by one down the running stream,
    In big black letters i write my name on them and the name of the village where i live
    I hope someone in some strange land will find them and know who iam
    O load my paper boats with SHUILI flowers from our garden and hope these blooms of th edawn will be safely
    carried to land in night.

    The flowers always remind me of this poem which i studied in my 7th class, and now can remember only till this line.

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  10. Isn't it great that you are able to shake off negative influences by surrounding yourself with such positive things in Nature? I love the parijat flowers and make garlands out of them for the Gods if I can find them. Smell heavenly. God bless you and keep you smiling, Sangeeta.

    As for Suranga, she is truly laajawaab :)

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  11. How evocative and soothing Sangeeta. I LIKE!! Lots! Your words flow like poetry. I have the same tree at home, and we call it haar singaar ... hmmm! Very non botanical I guess. These days they are in full bloom and the morning smells so GOOD! So much negativity yat so much goodness too. HUGS!!

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    1. My daadi used to call it Harsingar Deeba. I had forgotten this name in the company of the many bong friends I have. Durga puja and this Shiuli is symbolic in their lives.
      Hugs and much thanks.

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  12. Hugsss Sangeeta.

    I luv parijata flowers :)

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    1. Hugs back to you Swaram :-)
      Parijata is mystical I get to hear now :-)

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  13. Hugsss Sangeeta.

    I luv Parijata flowers too :)

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  14. Hi Sangeeta, thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting! Those three bulbul babies look so cute!! And, the photo of your teapot is just amazing!! Take care!

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    1. Thanks to Swaram I got to read your inspiring blogpost RoshniAaMom :-)
      Welcome to my space :-)

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  15. such a heart felt post....:)

    you have got such a lovely atmosphere around, how could you getup early after long gap...i mean people used to travel few kilometers these days for morning walk n get refreshed in such beautiful atmosphere bcoz there is not much space left in the urban areas these days....and lucky you...:))

    Lovely post..and that TEAPOT is so inviting....:)

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  16. Hi Sangeeta, Hugs (()) loved the flowers. yes it hurts when such things happen but it takes great courage to draw inspiration and positivity from around you after such episodes and you do that so wonderfully, for me you have always been the calm and composed fighter and you will win as usual... hugs once again...

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    1. Hugs R.
      Thanks for the reassuring words.

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  17. I like the way the 3 musketeers are huddled together!! Awesome click this is!
    And your tea tray looks very inviting!! :)

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    1. The three musketeers are now grown up chicks. Love being in this company.
      Thanks Shilpa.

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  18. Such beautiful post. Full of nature, hope and all kind of positiveness. Lovely garden you have for sure. My mom is also very fond of gardening but due to lack of space we could not manage to afford a garden but we almost have a garden on our roof-top.

    Shiuli happens to be my fav flower and i always dream to have two huge shiuli tree just infrom of the main-gate of my house. it's not possible now but may be in the future. :D

    Photographs are amazing and so is the post.

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    1. Thanks Preetilata. Yes nature is a great healer.

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  19. mmm...that was such a healing post and the three musketeers look as thick as thieves :) I am gald you were able to connect with the moment and I am gladder that I am able to connect with this lovely post:)

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  20. I actually just found this blog of yours. And a lovely, serene feeling about this post of yours. Yes, we need to shake off the negative influences no matter how much they hurt and move on with the positive forces in life.

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