Tag Archives: Tiruvannamalai

A Blessed New Year!

Greetings Blogging Friends! Smallpebbles is holding a shiny small pebble reflecting images from India. Since returning to South India in October 2013, blogging has been on hold, but on this turning of the yearly calendar page, it seems appropriate to … Continue reading

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Lotus Heart

A recent evening sitting by a tank filled with lotus flowers. The rays of the sun lost behind the evening trees. All is quiet, except for the cries of peacocks and a few voices softened by the wind. Right now … Continue reading

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Sleeping Buddies

Bodies lying prone Eyes closed in repose Two creatures with different forms Asleep by the road. One lies on stone the other on sand. Who is the dog and who is the man?

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Silent Ice Cream

Silence beckons, the mind turns inward. No need for special place, right time, soft cushion…..just sit and be.

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Flowers in the Hands

Three ladies sit in front of their house stringing flower garlands. Their practiced hands tie knot after knot to hold the flowers in place. In India, flowers everywhere – flowers for temple deities, flowers for the home altar, flowers for … Continue reading

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