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“Life is but a day; A fragile dew-drop on its perilous way.”
John Keats

Balcony Gardening: Hot Pink Poinsettia with delicate drops of precious water


“Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.”
Marty Rubin

Nature Walk: Purple Sunbird in breeding plumage amidst bright Yellow Trumpet flowers

The second wave swept everyone and it impacted all in some way or the other. My spirits were not high this time though I managed to sail through each day. I did lose my interest in sharing photos & posts so was off social media for quite sometime. I would sit at my laptop and would lose interest immediately. So I decided to go with the flow and let things be easy. After a month or so I got back to posting pics and it was a huge effort. I struggled through it as I was determined to break this barrier. I managed to be beat it at last. But that was not the end, I still had to get back to blogging. I would open an empty page, write the topic and maybe a few lines and then just close it. Today, I promised myself that I shall write one ……. even if it is a short one or a just a random note. I hope I am able to be regular from here on.

And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.”
Dr. Meredith Grey (Grey’s Anatomy)

Balcony Birding: Black Kite with hope in it’s eyes

Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.

Balcony Birding: Black Kite going on with the flow of life despite losing it’s tail. That’s faith!


Sharing a poem that I read as a reminder on days I feel overwhelmed. I know you will love it too.

Simple Reminders: Dust if you must

I found this quote and I felt I was right in letting things be as is and go easy on self. Not all days are same and in the end it’s all about holding on, hoping and surrendering to the ‘now’.

“The more you go with the FLOW of life and surrender the outcome to God; and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life.”

Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

I came across this interesting article ‘Be idle, be happy: The art of idleness’ that I thought you may like to read through and not feel guilty for being idle, whenever you are.

Aha, there you go peeps ……. ‘You are doing your best.’
Source: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse – Charlie Mackesy


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The Soul Is Here For It’s Own Joy!
Monika Ohson | TravelerInMe

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24 responses »

  1. What a heartening come back, my dear friend. Loved every bit of this post. You should read Charlie Mackesy’s book too. It’s fabulous, and was recently gifted to me by my book club buddies.

    Lovely images, poetry and quotes.

    I wish you so much joy and happiness and that you keep sharing pages from your life more often on this wonderful blog.

    Thanks for this lovely addition to my #WW linky.

    Have a blessed, joyous week ahead. xoxo ❤

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  2. Hello again, Monika! At last, I may say… But I am surprised a little bit of your words. Honestly, even I do not ‘know’ you for a long time, I didn’t imagine that you could loose the interest in anything…

    The random photos and ideas are very special. And I try to translate “dust if you must” and it’s quite difficult. It’s an idea that must be felt and not translated! 🙂
    The opening image is fabulous and you are right: “The Soul Is Here For It’s Own Joy!” it’s better not to forget.
    Thank you, Monika! Have a beautiful evening and July! ❤

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    • Hi Suzana, the second wave of pandemic took it’s toll I guess. Another year of staying home with such a distressing situation on ground made me feel a bit low. For few days I struggled to post pics or write. Then I decided to just give it a break and go with the flow. This worked well.

      The poem, Dust if you must, talks about how simple things in life give happiness. How fragile life is, so we must spend time in enjoying it. Those simple activities make life a wonderful adventure.

      Here is the poem. I hope you are able to translate it.

      Dust If You Must

      Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better,
      To paint a picture or write a letter,
      Bake a cake or plant a seed,
      Ponder the difference between want and need?

      Dust if you must, but there’s not much time,
      With rivers to swim and mountains to climb,
      Music to hear and books to read,
      Friends to cherish and life to lead.

      Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
      With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
      A flutter of snow, a shower of rain.
      This day will not come ’round again.

      Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
      Old age will come and it’s not always kind.
      And when you go and go you must,
      You, yourself, will make more dust.

      by Rose Milligan

      Happy Weekend 😍

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  3. Hugs, M. You did well to take care of yourself by going easy. Thank you for writing about it. These days there’s pressure to be positive and happy and bubbly all the time. And it gets tiresome. So three cheers for your honesty and here’s hoping you will be able to write more if you want to, post more if you want to, laze around if you want to!

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