About connectedness…

Shrub abstract

“We are entwined… At the basic level, fingers, hands, legs, feet, bodies… At the higher levels, thoughts, feelings, love, appreciation… Across time, over continents, our connectedness endures. You will never be alone and neither will I… It is the same moon that oversees our evenings… And the same sun that causes our nourishment” – shrub in garden, Nairobi 

About many valid interpretations…

cloudburst

“Whatever you see here, solid, liquid, gas, blue, white, grey, soft and happy, hard and angry, flowing, drifting, falling, all of it has only one essence… I wish you would understand that about yourselves… you were all created from one soul, you see!”

 

“Every once in a while, I need to let go the emotions that I am holding onto so tightly… When the tears fall, they provide immense relief and yet I know that raindrops in the ocean can never be found… Let go your attachments, fears, sadness…”

 

“You see clouds, rain, the ocean, I only see water… everywhere… You see tall, short, pretty, ugly, white, brown, polite, rude, I only see soul… everywhere…”

 

“These raindrops did not need to find a river or a long journey to reach their final abode… what absolute great fortune… but isn’t beauty found in the journey as much as arriving at the destination?”

– Cloudburst over the Indian Ocean, Mauritius

About the origin…

cloudburst

“Whatever you see here, solid, liquid, gas, blue, white, grey, soft and happy, hard and angry, flowing, drifting, falling, all of it has only one essence… I wish you would understand that about yourselves… you were all created from one soul, you see!” – Cloudburst over the Indian Ocean, Mauritius

About the sweet elements…

cave at sept cascades

“O wayfarer, come and take refuge from the hot sun or the chilling rain, maybe just take a breather from the strenuous journey up or down the hillside… I offer cool shade, a place to sit and a beautiful view… But alas, I will not protect you from a love lost, the enchanting words of a poet or the tears you shed for salvation… since those elements are truly sweet for you!” - Cave at Sept Cascades, Vacoas, Mauritius

About the beauty of a veil…

cloudy moon

“I do not understand the furore about earthlings and veils… Does my beauty not shine through? And don’t I reveal enough for you to know who I am, but still respect me and honour my dignity? Does all this have anything to do with my faith or religion?” – Moonlight through the clouds, Moka, Mauritius, January 2013