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19339Re: Swans and Gods

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  • sharani_sharani
    Dec 19, 2006
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      Dear Doris,
      This post evokes so many feelings and visual images. Your description
      of the swans at night under the moon is especially beautiful.
      Pavitrata's collage image is a perfect ending for it too. The next
      time that I see swans my memory will wing back to your writing here today.


      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, cott_doris
      <no_reply@...> wrote:
      > On a daily basis I am crossing a tiny river-bridge. I never miss to
      > look out for the swans and stop to watch them. There is a 'couple' and
      > a 'single' who are always together in a respectful distance. The water
      > is clear and clean and I can see how easily they paddle with their
      > fints against the stream. (In summer we would go swimming there and it
      > was hard to swim against the stream, we slowly, slowly would be
      > swimming backwards). I know there are hundreds of explanations for that
      > yet to me it seems to be like a miracle. The swan as such is so
      > beautiful created, and I wonder sometimes what might be in
      > their 'minds'. Well, this sounds childish I know.
      > In the evening when it is already dark the whole surroundings on the
      > bridge look so different, kind of mysic. I have to look out for the
      > swans and then ah.. there they are. The water seems to shine in black,
      > peacefully murmering and the light of the lamps are reflected on it. As
      > I said it might be childish but I have some sympathetic feelings about
      > one of the swans being alone especially in the dark of the night. Only
      > the moon is watching and the clouds are on their way.
      > Like standing still in the flowing water just a little bit of dancing
      > on the waves the two others are next to each other looking straight
      > forward into the night noticing the third one passing by.
      > Gently one of the two turns around and follows it; the 'left' one stays
      > in unchanged position. I wonder what their stories are and leave it to
      > the Unknown. Soon they would be standing united again looking into the
      > same darkness of night.
      > One of the stories might be that my outer eyes can't see the real
      > beauty as so vividly captured on the following picture by Pavitrata. I
      > will keep it in mind and may not feel the error in the heart when seing
      > the swan floating 'lonely' on the river at night, as myself am not
      > alone and lonely in this fast universe.
      > May He quickly raise the curtain and let me SEE clearer.
      > http://tinyurl.com/yy8alr
      > Doris
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