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Solstice and Luminescence of Life

Solstice and Luminescence of Life

I started blogging on 14th June, 2013 and am continuing so far. Today on 14th June, 2014 (after one year), when I look back, I feel good, happy and content. I never knew before that writing and expressing one’s mind can work as therapy amidst a busy life. This blog has truly become my friend. It fulfills my constructive and creative spirit.

Thank you readers!

All appreciations and comments that I get from my friends here, on my Facebook Page and Google+ Page, bring a smile instantly on my face (even at the end of a tiring day). I would like to thank my friends, my readers and my supporters for making this blogging journey a lovable solace and a quick retreat for me. Your contributions are priceless! In the past year, I also got acquainted with numerous other blogs and I really love reading them. It mirrors so many thoughts of various individuals far away and near, from all over the world. It is about knowing a completely unknown human being through his/her thoughts and expressions. After a while, it feels as if those unknown individuals are closer to me.

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A quest to lead a meaningful life

I started my blog with a post about Philosophy of Life, wherein I mentioned about my quest for a way that would lead me to a meaningful life. I knew nature would guide me in my search. Now, after a year, I would not say that the quest has ended, but the quest itself has evolved in a way which helped me to survive one of the biggest tragedies of my life. I grew as an individual and started looking at life from a changed perspective. Now, I want to know more, more and more about so many things till my last breath. Whenever I get time, I watch some of the great films (Indian, Swedish, Iranian, Italian, French and so on) of the greatest directors in world cinema, read books and travel. Perhaps the quest has resulted in the growth of a happy consciousness.

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Rising Sun

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When the sun rises, it spreads a picturesque reddish hue all over and then it glows bright. At the time when the sun sets in, it spreads a calm, yet charming glow all over giving place to the moon.

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Moon spreads white, sweet, peaceful light all around, but completely different from that of the sun.


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I feel when life begins, it resembles a sunrise, it glitters like the sun during its youth and then it spreads a golden charm, just like the sunset. As life grows old, it resembles a moon. It spreads a peaceful silvery illumination. An object of ethereal beauty. Life then starts its last journey towards the end at that phase just like the journey of a full moon night to the moonless night. When life ages, it glitters like the moon and the thoughts lapse from examination of a specific object into a suffusive sense of its connections with all the rest of our existence and then we feel a triumphant delight. No more invisible or uncertain thoroughfares to cross.

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An unusual love story between the sky and the cloud!


The Real Madrid Club in Madrid, Spain!

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  1. I am so glad I found your blog. I am a sensitive soul myself. Looking forward to going back and reading more about your year:)


  2. Good for you to want to learn as much as you can. Take it from an old timer, the quest for learning is one emotion that makes a good person great..
    Happy blogging anniversary.

  3. Happy First Blogging Anniversary 🙂 I'm so happy you started blogging and that we got to meet here 🙂 I enjoy your blog very much and I know what you mean – a sweet comment from fellow friends can make one's day no matter how stressful it was 🙂

  4. Happy Anniversary, Chirasri. Yes, blogging can be so fulfilling and enriching that one can just wonder at it. Its also a wonderful way to connect with other like-minded people.
    Amazing pictures 🙂

    • Hey Rachna,

      Thank you so much. Blogging is indeed fulfilling and enriching. Perhaps blogging is far better than other types of social media. It is much more constructive.

  5. Happy anniversary! You're absolutely right about blogging. I had no idea how enjoyable it would be, or how many wonderful people I'd meet because of it. Remember when you took that leap of faith and hit "publish" for your very first post? A little scary, wasn't it? What if nobody every read it… what if no one ever commented? But they did come around… and many became friends. What an amazing thing!

    Love your photos, especially the first two. Very atmospheric. I love your analogy about life, the sun, and the moon, too. I'm definitely in the "moon" stage of my life, and that's fine by me. As long as I'm breathing, I hope to keep on questioning, learning, and appreciating the world around me.

    • Dear Susan,
      Oh yes, I still remember the first day of my blogging. I was scared, apprehensive and curious. Expressing my thoughts and reading other's through this platform is incredible.

      There is no end to knowledge! We can learn and share till our last breath. Your attitude towards life is wonderful. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I would love to hear from you more.

    • Going along with your luminescence analogy, I thought of a wonderful quote. Only it looks at death in a slightly different way: "Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come." Isn't that beautiful? It's attributed to Rabindranath Tagore.

    • Hey Susan,

      That's indeed a different approach to death.Rabindranath Tagore is one of my favorite poets.

      The concept of "death" is still a mystery. I have seen it in different ways too. I wrote about it in some of my posts as well. I will be glad, if you just check my philosophy section and read some of them. Please tell me, whether you like it or……..

  6. Happy blogoversary! Blogging really is a wonderful thing. 🙂

  7. Good to see that you are enjoying blogging 🙂

  8. Happy 1st anniversary for your blog! It is a beautiful one, and I hope you stick around for quite some time. I really enjoy visiting. These photos are wonderful!

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