Boxing Day

Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. ~E.B. White

It’s Christmas!

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks,Dressed in holiday style,In the air there is a feeling,of Christmas Children laughing,People passingMeeting smile after smile,And on every street corner you’ll hear :Silver bells, silver bellsIt’s Christmas time in the cityring- a- ling, hear them ring,soon it will be Christmas day. Strings of street lights,Even stop lights,Blink a bright red and…

Love Will Keep Us Alive

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” ~Bob Hope

Calming Down

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Friendships?

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ~Oscar Wilde

Reminiscence

There is a strange charm to the Karate Kid movies that I grew up watching. While the 2010 Jackie Chan-Jaden Smith version is not on my list of favorites, I did want to go to Okinawa like Daniel did in the original Karate Kid 2. While Mr Miyagi, the handy man is short, quiet and…

Nirvana

Walk and touch peace every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each step brings a fresh breeze. Each step makes a flower bloom. Kiss the Earth with your feet. Bring the Earth your love and happiness. The Earth will be safe, when we feel safe in ourselves. ~Thich Nhat Hanh

‘Tis the Season

I just can’t waitI don’t want a lot for ChristmasThere is just one thing I needAnd I don’t care about the presentsUnderneath the Christmas treeI don’t need to hang my stockingThere upon the fireplaceSanta Claus won’t make me happyWith a toy on Christmas DayI just want you for my ownMore than you could ever knowMake…

Offspring

There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul. ~Anonymous 

Pyaar Hua, Ikraar Hua

Like I mentioned before, there are no guides at Avani, so everything I write is either from connecting the dots or Google. I went with a lovely friend so it was a fun day-long picnic. There are loads of ruins in Karnataka, and the sculptures are full of mystical and mythical creatures. When I saw…