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Street Food in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India


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Dog Kissing Statue of Ganesh, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India


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Hanging Out on the Street Corner, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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Tyranny of Mind


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4AM
and you a warm lump
under the covers
of Morpheus

Me wide awake
eyes moist with tears
I write
lest I forget
the vulnerability of you
yesterday

lest one day
you ARE no longer
a day of dread
so locked into desire
for your presence am I
fearful of the future
lest it tears me from you
or you from me

Not yet awake

to the wisdom
of the sages and the ages
to live forever in the present

“Until death do us part”

The import of those words
have begun to resound
with a fierce vengeance
now decades later

The treasure of you
multiplies like the loaves and fishes

I fear a famine
not of food
but of your presence

I try to hold each wrinkled emotion
on your face
in a forever place
lest you be torn from me

The specter of loss
hangs over me

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Street Food Stand, Delhi, India


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Twinkling Twilight


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As twilight falls, as we approach August, the little sparks of light appear nightly– fireflies, lightning bugs, glow worms, whatever one chooses to call them.  They start early in July– one sees a few sparks here and there but as July draws to a close, twilights dawn with a display of tiny fireworks.  Why do they hold such fascination for young and old alike?  Why do they bring us such a sense of wonder as they flicker on and off in some rhythm unknown to us but titillating in their communication with each other?

Of course I remember, like everyone else, catching fireflies.   It was a ritual my Sicilian grandfather reenacted with me every summer.  Grandma would save me a peanut butter jar, nicely washed with little holes in the top she made with an old-fashioned can opener.  Grandpa and I would go out for an after-dinner walk, a treat…

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Selling Vegetables at Khajuraho Spice Market, Kerala, India


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Wholesale Market In Early Morning at Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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Retail Market in Early Evening at Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India

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Tuk-tuks and Cow, Delhi, India


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A Juice Bar, Sultain Batheri, Kerala, India


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Lucky Center and Sweet Shops, Palayam (Old Market of Calicut), Kerala, India


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


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Speech in the Marketplace, Alleppey Town, Kerala, India


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A Quiet Moment in the Alleppey Town Market, Kerala, India

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Spices for Sale at the Khajuraho Farmer’s Market, Kerala, India


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Sweet Street at Twilight, Kerala, India


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


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Faces, Hidden and Open, at Palayam, Market of Old 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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Headache in Alleppey Town, Kerala, India


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Alleppey Town, Kerala, India


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


A metalworker at work by his street side workshop, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India


Superb street photography…

Maria Vincent Robinson

A metalworker at work by his street side workshop, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India
Entire street would be full of such workshops and hardware shops. I am glad to catch his attention candidly.

A metalworker at work by his street side workshop, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

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New York City Scapes at Columbia University



Nature’s Prayers


And again…

MOONSIDE

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Still yourself

and fold your hands

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humbly

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stand in awe

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radiate His light

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with eyes upwards

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towards

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the telephone

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to the sky

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and comtemplate

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the glory that is He

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My Cathedral


Another reblog…

MOONSIDE

The wilderness
is my cathedral
Spring Trees at Sunset  (digital photo)
The sky
my steeple
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The trees
my buttresses
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Hay bales
my statuary
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Flowers
my stained glass
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A babbling brook
my organ
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Frogs and toads
my choir
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Fields of wildflowers
my incense
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Thunder storms
my high mass
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A very diverse congregation…

From cows

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to snails and turtles

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to gazillions
of insects

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Deer sometimes come round

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Butterflies abound

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Moths, too

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Birds of every hue

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All that’s missing is you

but you worship your own way

doing charity every day

more than I can say

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