October 9, 2009

SWF: Before the Storm

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Photograph shot on the way to Munnar, Kerala, India

Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain.

- Unknown

Life isn’t easy. Life’s storms are constant. Dancing should be too.

The storms can suddenly be there on a gloomy day, or a sunny day. Roses may be promised but it would be unwise to ignore the thorns.

There are challenges every single day. Challenges with regard to hurdles of ability, knowledge, finance, family, independence, emotions, and so many more, but should we give up? Never! The storm and rain is inevitable and dancing through it should be the key to joy. We should continue to dance for the storms give us an opportunity to grow and become a better human being. There is anyway no good in sitting and complaining, or crying.

Dancing may be easy when life is great, but can we dance also when things aren’t going smooth? If not dance, at least do something positive. How about curling up in bed with a book, rejoicing in the glory of a sunset, singing to our heart's content, or simply shouting with glee? Let's celebrate life!

Through difficult times, if we can’t figure out what to do for ourselves, then we can go do something nice for someone else. So many people in this world need a helping hand. Let's go visit an orphanage to make a few children smile, or visit to cheer up someone sick or dying, or visit an old age home to hold someone’s wrinkled hand.

Let’s get through life with a great attitude, even through stormy times.


Mojo said...

Love the photograph, but I think I love the quote even better. Well said!

Dewdrop said...

Wonderful perspective. I love to dance in the rain. I am a storm chaser, so as such I face the storm head on. I'm not afraid because I know how big God is.

Enjoy the dance.

JOE TODD said...

Into each life a little rain must fall

shooting star said...

very noble thoughts!!!.....and a very lovely pic..of a place i really love!!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Great photo. I love it when the water mirrors the grey clouds.

cyclopseven said...

The atoms dance throughout eternity to propel the universe into ceaseless motion. Thus, life vibrates in the same pattern. There is vibration everywhere...in smile, in tears...in pain..in pleasure..in hatred..in love..in desires...even in the well...life is definitely a dance perceptually different from one another. Life become intensely lively only in LOVE...and that's not easy to achieve, especially when we have picky minds that cry in pain and smile in pleasure. Good write.

UTP said...

loved that quote...

Mridula said...

Beautiful quote and picture.

Namita Chandra said...

lovely picture and quote

Vamsee Modugula said...

Beautiful writeup. There are always good and bad situations - it is how you deal with them that makes life easy or hard.

Yay to celebrating life!

VickY said...

life is what we see it is.
i like the idea of dancing in the rain... :D


Regina said...

Beautiful words and photo!
We had devastation too due to flooding.

Kcalpesh said...

Beautiful shot and very well written! Thanks for your comment on Pixellicious Photos

bendtherulz said...

Visiting your blog after a long time....!! I was delighted to see the opening post as I checked your blog - loved the shot and also your words....!! Just as we are preparing for the Deepawali, good time to share your happiness with others. The last para was very moving. I hope people get inspired by your writing.

Warm regards,

chhabi said...

beside the photograph the title is very nice written.

AJEYA RAO said...

Interesting thought Celina...I share the same opinion too.

Saibal Barman said...

A droplet of rain once asked another while both falling through from dark stormy cloud--"Why is this fall?"--A long silence followed, and it was almost time for them to touch silky green curve of two slender leafs of grass when they heard someone whispering--"To reflect shines of promises of life...". They landed upon those long necks and rolled down to the tips and danced for moments in company of last rays of the day. Soon followed another fall when the other droplet asked, "Why is this fall now?"...When they were about to touch the ground they heard whispers from an obscure horizon--"To reflect promises of shines of life...."
They fell upon a wide carpet of verdant meadow, and soon swallowed up by thirsty soil. Finally they found themselves in company of fresh root of a new-born sapling; and the life flowed on...
The essence of existence has been expressed in so touching manner, Celine !! I am deeply moved, my friend !!

GMG said...

Hi Celine, here I am after another absence, much longer than I wished ;-(

OK, I'll take your advice! But it's too stormy sometimes...
Happy Deepavali!!

Blogtrotter is still travelling in Turkey. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful shot and lovely words !!

indicaspecies said...

Thank you.

Good to hear your perspective. Thank you.

Joe Todd,

Shooting Star,
Thanks Sushmita.

Greg Dimitriadis,
Thank you.

Well said, and thank you for your lovely comment.

I’m pleased that you did.

Thank you.

Namita Chandra,

Thanks, and again yay!

Glad you do, tc you too.:)


Thank you for the nice words.

Thank you for your kind words and I hope you had a good Diwali.

Thank you very much.

Glad that you feel so.

Your comment is beautiful and thought provoking! Thank you very much.

Do try dancing.;)

Unseen Rajasthan,
Thank you!

Lakshmi said...

its only during stormy times that we need to find the energy to dance more..