About harmonious interaction…

caudan palm

“These days when you talk, text or write to each other, do you communicate? When you are silent with each other, is there harmony or angst? Do you encourage a free flow of ideas devoid of your ego? Is it all about you and your agenda? Stop! Notice how we interact… He has his blue fluidity, strength and beauty… my green arms wave to the sky… I salute his virtues and he applauds mine… neither of us loses face when we interact but rather we create a picture of harmony, right? – Palm trees overlooking Caudan Waterfront and Port Louis harbour, Mauritius

About the innocence of love…

Innocent Lantana

“It is supposed to be simple… It is supposed to be beautiful… It is supposed to be innocent… Yet, that heart-warming feeling of love is only forever in the destiny of those who have the courage and patience to navigate through its intricate lattice of petals… That’s the irony and lesson of life!” – Lantana flower, Garden at Residence Beau Soleil, Albion, Mauritius

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About piety…

sunset boat

“I come with nothing… I am nothing in the splendour of your being… I come to you battle-scarred, my experiences over the years adding a rusty dullness to my devotion… Any prayer I can offer pales in the face of your radiance… You are the source of all virtue so I am ashamed to draw your attention to my feeble attempts… All I can pray for is that you will keep me afloat and that when the time comes, you will embrace me and allow me to be a glorious nothing in the ocean of your abundance…” – At the Port Louis Harbour, Mauritius

About composure…

yellow jacket

“Yes, I have the ability to sting… to hurt… But, the wizened old tree knows that our essence is the same. He is wise enough to know that I only do what I have been created to do… And he does what he has been created to do… to provide shelter, solace, a resting place… His composure in my presence, increases my belief in my own goodness! Why have you been created?” – Yellow Jacket Wasp at Residence Beau Soleil Garden, Albion, Mauritius

About the time for prayer…

sunset bird

“Scriptures establish the time for prayer to improve your awareness and discipline… At a time when the muezzin was in full cry and the church bells tolled, when worshippers started gathering at the temple and most people had called it a day, is it any wonder that my head, too, bowed in reverence to He who is above all else?” – Sunset bird seen at Port Louis Harbour, Mauritius

About true beauty… exposed…

modest bougainvillea

“Usually we make a great show of our meagre virtues… No opportunity is allowed to pass in making ourselves look good… Yet true beauty does not need all that pomp and effort! True beauty, when exposed to the world, is simple yet soul nourishing, unassuming but adorable, modest and yet full of colour…” – Bougainvillea seen through a palm leaves curtain, Albion, Mauritius

About being coloured with His colour…

coloured sunset

“Neither red nor yellow, no worldly colour will do for me… I yearn for my cloak to be coloured such that no one can ever wash it off even with an eternity of trying… I will not leave Your doorstep until I am showered with the colour… I beseech You… immerse me in Your colour… so that I may no longer be me… And it is all You, You and You…” – Sunset over western Mauritius