Diyas and Rangoli...

Tuesday, 28 October 2008



Today the world I live in is celebrating the 'Festival of Lights'...
Diya's and Rangoli decorate the doorsteps of every Hindu, Sikh and Jain home on the eve of Diwali...


One of the most intriguing qualities that puts India in my dreams, is that no day goes by without flashes of patterns and colours that bring your senses and emotions to a split second standstill...


I guess it explains why I love photography so much too. To capture a moment of life that we rarely get a chance to savour in all the rushing around from here to there...


To sit and have the privilege of studying in detail the colour and depth of such minute detail in the never ending story of the busy world you are living in...


To take time to be grateful for what you have...


I find it beautiful that where money is scarce, the colours seems to become brighter, people surround themselves with beauty in a more passionate manner...


The senses are given more importance in life to enlighten and awaken the soul...


Colours are brighter, music and prayers are shared, food is sweeter and you are transported to memories past at every corner where a chai stall sends the smell of ginger and cardamom to your nose...


The fate of an Indian lies in Gods hands, the passion for their culture and religion is so alive in their hearts, it is hard for it to not rub of on you when you walk past..


Life is full of beauty when you take the time to look...

Happy Diwali to you all...
May the journey you are following be full of colour and light in every way...


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Thanks Sharon... x

6 comments:

Teena said...

Words cannot express just how much I enjoyed this post. So incredibly beautiful Emm
xoxox

Inanna said...

Yes! Exactly what Teena said. Thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos.

Catz said...

Beautiful Emma! Thank you for sharing

Kel said...

colour + lighting + laughter = magic. Happy Diwali to you and your family. Kel

Kel said...

colour + lighting + laughter = magic. Happy Diwali to you and your family. Kel

PG said...

happy Diwali to you too!