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LIVING THINGS ARE SUPPLE & SENSITIVE

Published May 31, 2012 by aquaturtleme

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Humans are supple and weak when living,

But hard and stiff when dead.

Grass and trees are pliant and fragile when living,

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But dried and shrivelled when dead.

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Thus the hard and the strong

Are the comrades of death;

The supple and the weak

Are the comrades of life.

Therefore a weapon that is strong

Will not vanquish;

A tree that is strong

Will suffer the axe.

The strong and big

Take the lower position,

The supple and weak

Take the higher position.

– A great Poem by the Chinese Philosopher Lao Tzu depicting tenderness & flexibility as the attributes of life. Quite often, we tend to appreciate rigidity & sternness as the admirable qualities, & tend to make our kids bold & strong ‘coz we know that pains & aches are part of life… we don’t want them to suffer by being vulnerable……

We hide our sentiments & feelings before others… We don’t like to expose our softness.. we don’t like our tears to be seen.. so we cry in darkness in our privacy.. We feel expressing feelings is weakness…

We forget that we always like soft & tender things, rather we try to be hard & tough, or pretend so… But, sensitivity, mildness, softness, etc are what makes humans lively, lovely & memorable… So, lets not be deprived of our human qualities!!

THE COMMENTATOR AWARD

Published May 31, 2012 by aquaturtleme

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Learn everything you can,

Any time you can,

From Any one you can

– There will always come

A moment when you would really

Be grateful for having done this!!

That exactly is what we do here while reading & commenting on fellow bloggers’ posts.. & this award is for the wonderful comments. I should very much thank the cute Boomie  of http://boomiebol.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award… though I am quite very unsure if I deserve it… ‘coz I am at times very irregular in blogging itself…. I feel its Boomie’s generosity having considered me so… thanks so much dear!!

& its now my task to decide upon my list. yes, ofcourse its always a task to nominate a few, ‘coz we have a lot many wonderful bloggers around, who are really one ahead of the other..
Anyways, I am here with my list of wonderful commentators!!
1. http://sharingmemyselfandi.wordpress.com/
2. http://silentlyheardonce.wordpress.com/
3. http://restinginawareness.com/
4. http://soumyav.wordpress.com/
5. http://rlbk75.wordpress.com/
6. http://theblazingtrail.wordpress.com/
7. http://readinpleasure.wordpress.com/
8. http://anexerciseindiscipline.wordpress.com/
9. http://irishabh.wordpress.com/
10. http://onlinefunland.wordpress.com/
I know the list is never going to be complete.. & I wish to thank everybody for following my blog, reading my posts, liking them, providing sincere feedback & encouraging with reblogs..
Wishing the whole blogging fraternity a wonderful day & a precious weekend
Rose