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

About the song of the wayfarer…

Singing Fody

“Sing your song! Sing, when your feathers are ruffled or you are alone or lost… Seek His Grace, His Mercy, His Light to find your way, for solace… The journey is fraught with clutter, illusion, distractions, tribulations… Sing your song, but keep your focus and your faith resolute…” – Singing Fody, Garden at Residence Beau Soleil, Albion, Mauritius