Symmetry (noun): the quality of something that has two sides or halves that are the same or very close in size, shape, and position; the quality of having symmetrical parts.
I was away for a while , and during this time we spent some quality time , as a family relaxing in a botanical resort , named Wild wood spa and resort , in the quaint town of Kundapur in Karnataka . The following pictures , apt for this challenge , were clicked before our Kayaking activity , in a green river , within the resort premises . And it was breathtaking to say the least..
So calm and serene , that one won’t mind pitching a tent by the riverside ans spending the night there…though out cottages were not far away ! The water was crystal clear and not very deep , but very relaxing ………
Alright I think this has been the longest I have been away from my blog , and I would have continued the break had it not been this one little surprise that awaited me when I got back home after a packed schedule , filled with travel , fun and family times .
Today is my daughter’s 4th birthday and hence a day filled with surprises for her . But the celebrations this year were kick started with a visit to a home for old , mentally challenged , orphans and even cancer patients . But I shall write an elaborate post about that visit soon , in another post , as and when I shall find time , now that my better half is here !
But today’s post is not about my daughter or her surprises , it is about a surprise I received as soon as I stepped foot into my home . A letter , from a sweet blogger friend , Nisha of , A wandering story teller , that has made my already special valentine’s even more special .
It was with great difficulty that A wandering story teller managed write and post them and while I was still travelling I did get an intimation from her for the fact that the letter will probably have to be collected from a certain point…
But so much was happening in my life since then , including a very special valentine holiday along with my husband and daughter , that somehow , the letter thing slipped my mind completely , which is why when I saw it waiting for me on my table (where my father had left it for me ) , I was surprised and excited !
But it was the words in the letter that truly made my day .
Nisha , I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful gesture , and that too for a complete stranger ! What you wrote in there , brought tears to my heart and motivated me to write more and stay focused ! But let me tell you , army life isn’t all about separations ! We have peace postings too …so it is not a bad idea to get hitched to an army guy 😛
In this present world , where everyone is in a tearing hurry to go about their work , with no time left for even close relatives and family , this young girl has proved that there is still some love left in the world . Her selfless act of going through this whole ordeal just to see a few smiling faces , will definitely take her a long way in life !
I do have the urge to write an equally long , sweet letter addressed to you as well , but I have my hands full right now , although I will certainly try and do it , as and when possible !
Thank you so much , you did not just bring a smile , you brought out tears of joy and loads of laughter too !!!
Cheers…may you keep spreading more joy and smiles in this world through your kind gestures …
Hope you had a great Valentine’s day too 😀
Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood.
Oh , do I hear the ice cream man
the bells of his cart ringing ?
Out I run , as fast as I can
my heart , so merrily singing
My eyes dance , to and fro
as I watch the myriad hues
Lollies and creams in cups & cones
soon attracting a long queue
Even today when I hear
the same familiar sound
my heart begins to sing in cheer
the ice cream man is around
I wish I could enjoy my ice creams again
like the carefree , good old days
Not a worry in the world , no sadness, no pain
A beautiful , wonderful phase
Oh , I do eat them even today
but never with the same old zest ;
Life now , is like a never ending race
no time to stop and rest …
God has within me, subsumed
a portion of the universe
a whisper of the wind
a rustle of the leaf
a ray of the sun
a beam of the moon
a drop of the rain
a scent of the flower
a gurgle of the stream
a glow of the firefly
a note of a song
a color of the rainbow
a shimmer of the sand
a buzz of the bee
a roar of the wave
a shine of the stars
a dance of the peacock
a shade of the tree
a wing of the butterfly
And then he gave me a heart that beats
and named me – ‘woman‘ .