Symmetry in nature – what a wonder?!
This little plant (in the front yard) caught my attention as I was rushing to pack the kids up in the car to take them to Tamil School today morning. I paused for a second to admire the symmetry and felt compelled to take a picture of it.
Adi gave me a stern look and said: “Amma, You have been nagging us all morning to get ready and get in the car. Now you stand there enjoying that silly little plant and then clicking pictures of it. Get in the car – NOW.”
The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. – Herbert Read
I got in the car and then proceeded to give the kids one of my long lectures. The topic was “stop & enjoy the little things in life”.
What little thing did you enjoy today? A leaf, a plant, a fruit, a conversation, a smile, a hug, some hot chai. What was it?
Unless you are hiding in a cave somewhere, by now, you have been subjected to this.
Adi thinks this album is cool.
So, his robot has been getting a makeover the last couple of days in preparation for a “Why this Kolaveri di” recording.
Did you notice the robot’s headset, mike and wine glass?
Karthikai Deepam or Karthikai vilakkidu is a Hindu specially Tamils Festival of Lights. The festival is observed in most Hindu homes and every temple, and falls in the month of Kārttikai (mid-November to mid-December) as per Tamil calendar.
Maa Vilakku (Rice Flour Lamp) is made during special occasions such as aadi velli,purattasi sani, thai month, karthigai deepam etc.
Maa Vilakku is a special lamp made with freshly ground rice flour and jaggery kneaded together as a dough with a dent in the middle where we pour ghee, place the wick(thiri) and lit the lamp.
Diwali (or Deepavali, the “festival of lights”) is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year.
In how many ways and how many little things can I count thy stunning beauty?
How can my lousy photo taking skills and my silly old camera do justice in capturing thy beauty?
Thy lush green gardens,
thy coconut and banana trees,
thy beautiful flowers,
thy jet black lava rocks,
thy numerous birds,
thy breath taking beaches.
Your sights and sounds will stay in my inner mind for ever.
Until we meet again…Mahalo Hawaii.