For Skywatch Friday.
For Skywatch Friday.
I don’t think any more lines can fit into this image! A staircase at the entrance of the Art Institute of Chicago.
It amazes me how people believe that everything that happens to them is a part of God’s elaborate plan.
Don’t get me wrong, I am just as religious and spiritual as the next guy. But I don’t believe in leaving everything in His/Her hands. Isn’t there a famous phrase that states something to that effect.
God helps those who help themselves…
Of course, what happens to us cannot be controlled, that’s for sure. But how we react to them is in our hands. We spend most of lives trying to learn how to do that well. Some people learn it earlier than the others. Others take time to understand and accept this.
Life presents us with tests, and just like in every other test, we are faced with bigger and harder tests as we clear and conquer the ones before. The difficulty level always depending on our previous responses.
Maybe if we stop handling such tests so well and mastering them, then maybe, just maybe, the tests will be simpler and easier. I think that would solve the problem of living a tough life. The easier life, though not so eventful, can give you a sense of relaxtion and happiness in its routine nature.
God tests those he loves…
It is best to remember that we are going through a tough time now because God thinks that we can handle it. He/She has that trust in us. It is upto to us to live up to that expectation. Ignoring and living with a problem is the other choice, of course.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going…
According to me, living one day at time is a better approach than looking at the whole big picture. The picture can last for a longer time in memories, I agree. But the emotions and behaviours of our daily lives leave us embedded in hearts and souls forever. Don’t you think so?
Again , the choice is ours…
Spring is on its way here too. Did you notice the ducks enjoying the sunset?
Linking with Our World Tuesday
She loved that bag of chips. She loved the tintin comic she was reading. She loved the coco cola she was sipping on. The hostel room door was left open for the rest of the girls to feel jealous of her “happy bubble”. She seems so much at peace, she seems so much in love. She seems so much in possession of all her faculties. The scene from any romantic chickflick. This girl was busy making decisions while the others prepared for their finals.
Anyone who knew her well would understand the tension and the worries that clouded her psyche. The challenge that her mind is going through. The questions she is asking herself and the answers she is coming up with all by herself. Sometimes many confusing answers to the same simple question. Does he love me? Why is he being vague about his feelings?
That thin line between like and love. That thin line between sanity and insanity. The thin line between the two vastly different choices she has to make. A perfect life or a blissful one. A tough choice for anyone to make. A difficult decision for a 21 yr old. The uncertainity of her own feelings, the vagueness of the reciprocated feelings and the plethora of worries for the future ahead.
The coke, the chips, the comic and the blissfulness. She is now thinking of ways to make her perfect life blissful or try and make her blissful future perfect. The bubble bursts at some point. Sometimes letting others make decisions for you might not be a bad idea. Sometimes, decisions can be right and wrong at the same time. Why the choice? Why can’t she have both?
Partake the beauty of the Emirates A380 at the Miracle Garden 2017- 2018.
Every year they showcase something new and different. You can see photographs of the previous years Miracle Garden on my Flickr account. The link is way down on the right side bar.
This year we visited it around sunset and I forgot to carry my DSLR. Hence the photographs are minimal. I was planning on visiting it again to click some more pics. But that didn’t happen and the Miracle Garden closes on April 30th, 2018.
Eagerly awaiting the next season, which should open up somewhere in November this year.