My first blog .. it begins with you ‘my Guru’. Shatt Shatt Pranam .. For those of my friends who know not what that means .. it means ‘i bow to you with hands folded in sheer respect and reverence’ and thats exactly how i feel for the one who has helped me dream, create ‘me’, my foundation .. my ‘neev’ and has helped me grow, nurturing my heart and my soul, helping me to discern, to focus, to value time and live in ‘now’, the ‘present’. I hold close the earthenware filled with the yellow gold at intervals and i gaze out into the open, my eyes a little blurry with sheer gratitude And with him in mind, i begin this journey of sharing my thoughts with that cup of Tea that has always and will always be my soul companion. What follows with that one sip is peace within, a connect to the core. If in a way, i connect to you via this sunshine in a cup, well happiness will follow 🙂 This isn’t about philosophy nor is it bout the technical aspects of Tea but the reflection of Life in a cup. Zen experienced while being in one, in sync that which i call the ‘elixir of life’, the two leaf and a bud.
Tea, photography, life, emotions, thoughts, ideas, solitude, writings, fountain pens, oranges, fire place, fire flies, sunsets, dark nights, Bach & Mohan Kannan, sunrise, chameleons, larks, ladybirds, steaming cuppas, snow clad mountains, pin drop silence, pine leaves crushed, walks in the wood, wading through shallow rivers, bites into crisp green apples, fresh baked sachertorte, flowers dried new infusions, taste, feel, smell, touch .. every single thing that makes me dream, makes me want to live, makes me give it my best ..
A Sensorial Journey this is going to be .. Stay close 🙂
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Photograph courtesy ~ My Guru Anil Abhimanyu Sharma.