Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
and hills ..and long for that intense passion that can come ,perhaps only,with those sights and smells.. …
Friday, August 20, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Anything that has a surprise is appealing to me...I love surprises. Anything which doesn't give away it's actual character by it's outer appearance or anything which gives a certain impression but has a sweet bitter surprise awaiting for you when you happen to delve deeper into it's realm..I love them..They make me smile,feel happy and leave me a-thinking....More so if it's food..Yeah, now I'm talking my language and my favorite one- Food..U take a spoonful of deep dark choc icecream and u find small chocolate discs...Like the havoc which a sip of margarita plays on your taste buds, when it commingles with the salt-kissed rim..There's nothing like the magic certain foods can create n how they interact with the buddy buds-Mix of the usual with the unusual...Chocolate with raspberry..Hot stuffed parathas dipped in cool cool yogurt...And what about the bitter surprise left by the weird-inside-of-a-brain shaped walnut, when all the chewing's done and it's good to go down the food pipe ? Boy,do I love that tune !!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Steel gray is not my favorite color..Well maybe only when it's the color of the sky ..with glossy green leaves on trees, peeling their moss covered barks, in the foreground to contrast it ....and the dark murky waters to catch those reflections and create the sight I can fall in love with..I love that steel gray...because it reminds me of those summer storms of my childhood, of those lush green paddy fields swaying in the crazy wind along the railway tracks and the streamlined journey of birds....And I love that exact shade of gray which used to make me happy with thoughts of sitting in the balcony, watching the fat raindrops collecting on the leaves...and inhaling the earthy smell .. ..If I could,I would go back to them...to those exact smell,taste and sounds...once again ~ ~
Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
New house,new view ..And what a view,I must say !! First day of being alone and unpacking..my eyes caught sight of some action in progress !! Let me say,apart from TV channels,movies and magazines …I’ve never seen anything like this..Predator-Prey relationship ..in action..
Well, I once saw a turtle killing a grackle ( a kind of bird,resembles a crow ) – The grackle was bothering the turtle for quite some time, pecking at it continuously and trying to push it back into the lake..and the turtle reached the heights of it’s patience and bit the grackle’s neck…and stayed latched on like that for a long time,until the bird died…But that was not a predator-prey relationship..just one of those small fights of nature ~
I was staring out into the open and saw the great blue heron, a very frequent visitor around here,holding something big and red in it’s mouth..I rushed outside with my camera and yes,I guessed right-It was a huge fish-shiny,with red,blue,silver tints on it’s body-hanging from the heron’s mouth…I tried to take as many pictures as possible,the distance and the meshed net of my balcony created obstacles – I was tensed as I was expecting the fish will disappear in a few moments and I won’t be able to capture this event...But there was a twist in store for the three of us- Heron,Mr.Fish and me !!
…The fish was too big for the heron to swallow…It was dangling from it’s mouth while the heron stood still ..my guess is it was contemplating a way to kill it ..It tried and tried to swallow,maneuvering it’s long neck in various fashions-Failing to have the desired effect, it lay the fish on the grass-The fish starting jumping and dancing around franctically…Now, the heron took it’s time and landed a few serious jabs,stabbing the fish with it’s sharp bills…And then repeated the same process of swallowing it whole ..This continued for a good length of time and to my surprise-it let go of the fish,back into the placid lake …
The very common predator-prey relationship of nature..and though not common,but the prey often wins-even if it’s smaller and weaker than the predator-It does win sometimes - using several survival tactics,sometimes using it’s sheer intelligence,sometimes just being of a advantageous size and shape …And when the prey wins, the onlookers-Us-feel so happy,mostly because the prey is weak,small and helpless- But with clearer thinking,sometimes our perspective changes-If the predator doesn’t hunt,it won’t have anything to sustain on and that will make it weak and helpless..Now that the predator failed, it has to go through so much struggle to find something else to eat and feed it’s young ones .That’s what is called LIFE ..
Humans don’t think when they eat their food-how much we are killing for our survival and fanciful enjoyments..We are the largest predator that can ever be- We tend to enjoy a wide array of nature’s resources.. ….
Whevener I feel sad for the prey ,I tend to direct my thoughts to the predator-It has to eat and survive too !! And if it’s any consolation,the prey itself is a predator to a lot many creatures …The circle of life- an unique machine of this earth-The predator hunts on the prey…the fittest survives, leaving the predator hungry and frustrated ..The predator is a prey to a bigger predator and prey is a predator to a smaller prey..Let your thoughts stay on this thought and keep the circle of life rolling,eternally ~ ~