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Chai Time at the Vegetable Market, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut) Kerala, India


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Fruit seller at dusk… Palayam (Old Market of Calicut) Kerala, India



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Tomato Seller, Alleppey Town, Kerala, India



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Contrasts… Diamonds are “Forever” Billboard and Old Man in Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India



Turtle Tears


It is before dawn on a moonlit night.  The moon has swept the trees and grass in silver.  I await the sun.  The moon wakes me to whisper about the silent beauty of the predawn hours.  The yard is white magic and I imagine a monarch butterfly now sleeping,  awaken to find a turtle to drink its tears. Monarch butterflies drink turtle tears.  Why are the turtles crying? They cry for the ailing earth.  They cry for those who suffer.  They cry for the dying.   They cry for those striving to become one with all.  They cry for the sap in the trees flowing.  They cry for the animals who are constantly on guard for their lives.  They cry for the bird egg which will not ever hatch.  They cry for the dying stars in an ever expanding universe.  They cry for the unawareness of the high and mighty.  Turtle tears are like diamonds sparkling in candlelight. like dew drops on a drooping Lily of the Valley.  Come now to drink my tears, dear Monarch.  Your beauty gladdens my heart.  Your heart drops manna from the heavens into my soul.  Come now, dear Monarch.  Come lick the dew drops in my eyes. 


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Faces, Hidden and Open, at Palayam, Market of Old Calicut, Kerala, India



Street Food, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


Cooking Paratha Bread

Scrambled Eggs on Banana Leaves


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The End of a Long Day, the Beginning of a Longer Night, Vegetable Market at Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India



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An Early Morning Smile after a Monsoon Rain in a Village in Kerala, India



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Shopkeeper, Palayam, Old Market of Calicut, Kerala, India



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Happy Spirit in the Fruit Market of Palayam, Old Market of Calicut, Kerala, India



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Banana Market, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India



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The Eyes, the Windows to the Soul, Fruit Vendor in Palayam (Old Calicut) Market, Kerala, India



In These Times of High Anxiety


The only meditation that works for me is that of a Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay, as he was known endearingly.  He taught me to breathe and this is the only natural way I know to calm down.  He has changed my life in my short time with him.  I found him on the day he died.  And now I breathe with him every day, sometimes more. 

Here is his story if you are interested.

https://plumvillage.org/thich-nhat-hanh/biography/

Take 15 minutes and listen and let him guide you in taking a breath and calming down.   You WILL find peace.

https://link.plumvillage.app/DRsq


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Two Shopkeepers, Sultan Batheri, Kerala, India



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Blind Man, Sultan Batheri, Kerala, India



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Headache in Alleppey Town, Kerala, India



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Chai Break, Alleppey Town Market, Kerala, India



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Shopkeepers at Start of Workday, Alleppey Town, Kerala, India



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Bread Maker, Agra, Kerala



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Flower Seller, Alleppey Town, Kerala, India



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Alleppey Town, Kerala, India


Happy Easter! Happy Passover! Happy Ramadan! Happy Spring!


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Agra, India… Street at Night



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Sultan Batheri, Kerala Lucky Center