Sunday, July 15, 2007



Wake early in the morning

To laugh

Walk barefoot

In the home

Eat six times a day

With your hands

Honk please

Before you pass


The falling coconuts

No matter how poor

own clothing rich in colour

Love the god

Inside each person

Heal the soul

And the body will follow

Leave the front door

Open always

Come together

Like the rivers

-Gabriella March

I got this beautiful poem from a young woman who is traveling in India. She posted this on her blog-click on the title of this post to see her blog. I envy her traveling in India and hope to go there someday too. Both Joe and I would really like to do that before we die!

The Rangoli (above) is a traditional women's devotional art from India. A Rangoli is a physical prayer, drawn on the ground to create a sacred space for the presence of a deity. Rangoli are created in the morning with rice flour, spices and flowers on clean swept ground. Traditionally the senior woman of the house creates this sacred space each morning for the household puja (prayer) room and threshold, though on special occasions it can extend through the courtyard and around the house. At the end of the day, the rangoli is swept away, so ants and small creatures can consume the flour and thus return the prayers back to the infinite.
Sounds very meditative...
Talk to you later,
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
G. E. Lessing (1729 - 1781)

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