Happy Diwali


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“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” ~Theodore Roethk

 “The god Vishnu, warned by the sun and the moon, caught the Demon Rahu drinking the elixir of life and as punishment sliced off the demon’s head before the elixir passed through his throat. The immortal head takes his revenge on the celestial bodies by devouring them, but because he has no body, they re-emerge after he swallows them.”

It seems the struggle between light and darkness runs deep in the human psyche. Just about every creation mythology begins with the struggle between light and dark. The strange thing is that for those that favor science over Faith creation begins with the universe being flooded with light only to grow dark with the eons as galaxies drift apart. Of course, Science offers a return to light as the universe crunches itself back, OUCH!

Beyond science and Mythology we have the drudgery of the human condition and at this time it seems our darker natures have taken over.  Regardless of the ever encompassing black hole of HATE masquerading as our president, the darkness is there to remind us that we must do better.

You cannot pierce the dark veil of hate with tiki torches it must be done with truth. Every time a dark mind tries to muddle the truth remember Goethe’s dying words “More light!” This is how we should answer in return. “More light!”

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”― Leonard Cohen
“Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.” ― Nikola Tesla

“Because you are women, people will force their thinking on you, their boundaries on you. They will tell you how to dress, how to behave, who you can meet and where you can go. Don’t live in the shadows of people’s judgment. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom.”  ― Amitabh Bachchan

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato

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445 Responses to Happy Diwali

  1. fi says:

    Good morning.

  2. bebe says:

    Light, my light, the world-filling light,
    the eye-kissing light,
    heart-sweetening light!

    Ah, the light dances, my darling, at the center of my life;
    the light strikes, my darling, the chords of my love;
    the sky opens, the wind runs wild, laughter passes over the earth.

    The butterflies spread their sails on the sea of light.
    Lilies and jasmines surge up on the crest of the waves of light.

    The light is shattered into gold on every cloud, my darling,
    and it scatters gems in profusion.

    Mirth spreads from leaf to leaf, my darling,
    and gladness without measure.
    The heaven’s river has drowned its banks
    and the flood of joy is abroad.

    ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  3. Jack Cassidy says:

    What did he do now?

  4. Jack Cassidy says:

    Got to go before it’s late.

    A survivalist filled his massive basement with food — then decided Puerto Ricans needed it more
    By Kristine Phillips October 6

    Joseph Badame was a lonely man, still grieving his wife’s death.

    And then he lost everything.

    Buried in debt because of eight years of medical bills and lost income, he could not prevent banks from foreclosing on his custom-built New Jersey home — an 8,500-square-foot fortress with separate living quarters for multiple families, plus a massive basement equipped with bunk beds, propane- and kerosene-powered refrigerators, laundry facilities and showers.

    The basement also included a fallout shelter.

    Badame and his wife, Phyliss, were survivalists who stocked up on everything: dry food, generators, fuel, survival books, thousands of rolls of toilet paper — all to keep them alive in the event of a disaster or some other crisis.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/10/06/a-survivalist-filled-his-massive-basement-with-food-then-decided-puerto-ricans-needed-it-more/?utm_term=.42425886ea59

  5. bebe says:

    @ darth

  6. Jack Cassidy says:

    “Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.”
    ― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

  7. Jack Cassidy says:

    Sheesh! I guess people really hate Diwali.

  8. Jack Cassidy says:

    See you in the morning light.

  9. fi says:

    Morning 🙂

  10. Bat 4E says:

    /Mornin’, Realmsters!..CAWFEFE!!..Happy Diwali–did we shoot off the fireworks, yet??–‘cuz if we did, I missed it..,

    Cuppa-cuppa!….8-)

  11. Bat 4E says:

    Boss be like….8-)

  12. bebe says:

    Good Morning Jack, Bhaia, today and next day are the days Brothers and sisters get together, to wish Him heath and long life with sweets and differ and the brother wishes the same ti her.

  13. Bat 4E says:

    Story time…
    Mrs4E was driving her car back from the store..Stranded, she called to say the transmission went out..Got there, filled it up and got it to a safe parking spot for a tow to the shop..Of course, $,$$$.$$ were running thru our heads..But, I’m thinking this is so improbable since I take care of her car and the trans is like new..Turns out the oil cooler fitting on the cooler snapped off and blew fluid everywhere, so a new cooler and radiator the next morning and she’s back on the road for only $$$–She said our anniversary was her lucky day.. ❤ ..Mrs4E BD din-din out with DS & DDIL..Oh, guess who is getting her gas fireplace insert installed between 11-1??..Thanks for all the well-wishes, everybody–Happy Diwali..Busy week..Cuppa-cuppa….8-)

  14. Jack Cassidy says:

    Ok, best be on my way, almost late.

  15. fi says:

  16. fi says:

    Ok, another vet visit today, Angus has lost 1kg in weight mostly because she is being weaned of the steroids, she is eating the diabetic diet, with complaints, so she is no longer a wee dumpling, but she is well and seems much happier.

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